Kevin Costner says Whitney Houston didn’t feature on iconic poster for The Bodyguard


I said ‘Guys, I think we had it the first time.’ That was it really, and that ended up being the poster,” the actor said. It wasn’t special photography; it wasn’t anything. “That wasn’t even Whitney actually. She had gone home and that was her double, and her head was buried into my shoulder, which was appropriate anyway. And so they sent me like five mockups where they put her head (on it) where she’s looking (out). The film was a box office hit, earning over 400 million dollars against its 25 million dollars budget. Advertising

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Costner said the poster that showed his character Frank Farmer, carrying Houston’s Rachel Marron out of a nightclub, was actually shot by the singer’s stunt double. “They didn’t like it at first because you couldn’t see Whitney’s face. Directed by Mick Jackson, The Bodyguard featured Costner as a former Secret Service agent-turned-bodyguard who is hired to protect a music star, from an unknown stalker. Advertising

“I picked that picture out because my friend Ben Glass took it… I sent it to Warner Bros, and I go, ‘There’s the poster.’ Because it was so evocative. 0
Comment(s) She was frightened,” the 64-year-old actor said. Costner said the credit for the poster belongs to him as he was the one who pushed the photo on executives, even though they were reluctant about it.