The Bodyguard was released back in 1992 (Picture: Moviestore/Rex/Shutterstock)
It has been 30 years since the release of smash-hit romantic drama thriller The Bodyguard, starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.
The 1992 film, despite its lowly 38% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes (outrageous), was the second-biggest hit of the year and became the tenth highest-grossing film of all time at the time of its release.
As well as a weepy melodrama that many have enjoyed watching over the past three decades, The Bodyguard also blessed us with some of Houston’s defining hits, including I Have Nothing, Run to You and – of course – her stunning cover of Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You.
Unsurprisingly, noting the powerhouse singer’s stunning vocals and the enduring success of those songs, The Bodyguard’s soundtrack remains the best-selling soundtrack of all time, having shifted over 45 million copies.
Looking back from 2022, what has become of the movie’s star cast, 30 years later?
Houston gave strong acting performance in the film, but is best remembered for her songs on the iconic soundtrack (Picture: Warner Bros)
People forget, but Houston actually made her acting debut as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard, an Oscar-winning actress and musical superstar being sent death threats by a stalker.
She reluctantly accepts the presence of hired security officer Frank Farmer (Costner) to begin with, but of course they grow closer after he proves his worth in a dangerous situation.
The Grammy-winner went on to act in Waiting to Exhale as well as Cinderella, where she starred as the Fairy Godmother.
The singer largely kept her career focused on music, mixed in with behind-the-scenes producing work, while she grappled with addiction issues and a turbulent relationship with ex-husband Bobby Brown.
After a six-year break from recording, her final studio album I Look to You was released in 2007.
Houston perfroming in 2009 (Picture: Getty)
She made her last onscreen appearance in Sparkle in 2012, alongside Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo and Derek Luke.
This posthumous release came after Huston died at the age of 48, having accidentally drowned in her bathtub just hours ahead of the 54th Grammy Awards at which she was due to appear.
Co-star Costner spoke at her funeral, having forged a close friendship with the late star.
The iconic entertainer is soon ro receive her own biopic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, starring Naomi Ackie.
Kevin Costner as stoic bodyguard Frank Farmer (Picture: Warner Bros/Regency/Canal +/Kobal/Rex/Shutterstock)
Costner played the titular bodyguard of the film, Frank Farmer, who reluctantly accepts the job working for Rachel Marron, who he initially considers a spoiled diva.
Of course, sparks fly, and they eventually enter into a doomed romance.
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