T.D. Jakes Speaks on Whitney Houston and Her Upcoming Role in Sparkle

October 5, 2015

Bishop T.D. Jakes, who co-produced the upcoming remake of the hit film “Sparkle,” spoke highly of the late Whitney Houston's role and how the film would have made her comeback.

“When she (Houston) walked out there and began to perform, we were all just stunned at how well she did, not only with the singing but also with the acting as well,” he said. “She just left such a deep impression on everybody.”

Jakes also expressed his feelings on not being able to finish the project, and not expecting it to be the last for Houston.

“It's an amazing thing, we weren't able to capture the final film. We didn't know it would be the final film,” he said. He went on to say, “It pays so much to do, what God says do, when God says do it, with whom God says do it, for you don't know the day or the hour…. and I want to challenge you to believe, whenever you meet anybody from any walk of life, no matter what you heard, no matter what you think, no matter what you've read, treat people with love and respect and dignity, because you don't know. You just don't know.”

“Sparkle” is scheduled to hit the big screen on August 17, 2012 according to Sony Pictures Entertainment. Check out a few previews and Houston's exclusive interview on the film below.