Kevin Costner tells Anderson Cooper he wrote letters asking Whitney Houston to get help – on two occasions
Kevin Costner stopped by Anderson Cooper’s talk show to talk about his upcoming miniseries ‘Hatfields & McCoys’, and ended up talking about his ‘Bodyguard’ costar, Whitney Houston.
The two hadn’t been close since they starred together in the 1992 blockbuster, but Kevin always had a soft spot for the late singer (he even acted as a pallbearer in her funeral). Now the actor is opening up about what he knew and didn’t know about her battle with drugs.
“A couple of times there were some people that really loved Whitney and a couple times in the last seven or eight years they asked me if I would I write her a letter,” he told Cooper.
“It’s so odd. I have this level of celebrity and fame — international or national, whatever you want to refer to it — but it’s a pretty surreal thing to think sometimes that you’re in the middle of another famous person’s life,” he explained.
“You think to yourself, ‘How the hell did I get famous?’ What is this some weird club that we’re in?’”
“So when someone said, ‘Would you write someone a letter to someone who you know is having trouble?’ I did, there were two occasions.”
The gorgeous movie star couple will always be joined in fans’ eyes, but in real life the Dances With Wolves star said: “I elected to let Whitney have her life after The Bodyguard, she would always be close to me, she would always be someone I appreciated.
“I saw pretty much what everyone else saw. But when someone asked me to write a letter I did, I don’t know if those letters were ever read.”
I just love Kevin Costner. Don’t you?