Jordin Sparks SPARKLE On-Set Interview
Set in the motown-era of Detroit, Sparkle tells the story of a singing family of girls trying to make it big whilst facing the hurdles that success can bring. Jordin Sparks plays the title character and is no stranger to sudden fame herself, having won season six of American Idol in 2007. Back in November, I, along with a number of other journalists, visited the set of the film and we spoke to the cast and crew as well as watched a scene being filmed. As evidenced by the movie poster, the film’s tone is definitely grittier, and more on par with Dreamgirls than Hairspray. On set, we chatted with Jordin about how she got involved in the project, how she prepared for the role, and her excitement about the songs they’re bringing back from the original as well as the new ones R. Kelly has penned. She gushes over working with her idol Whitney Houston and remarks how truly funny she was on set. Hit the jump for the full interview and here's my set visit. If you're unfamiliar with the film, here's the trailer: What has it like shooting in Detroit, and, second, what was your familiarity with the first take of Sparkle? JORDIN SPARKS: Actually, it's been really cool coming to shoot here. I've performed in Auburn Hills, at The Palace, so I haven't really been in downtown Detroit, but I've been able to be here, and I can really see, what the city was. Like, I can feel why Motown ...