November 10th, 2011
09:32 AM ET
Whitney Houston has nothing but kind words for her "Sparkle" remake co-star, Jordin Sparks.
"She knows how to look,” Houston says in an interview with "Entertainment Tonight." “Her voice is like an angel's. I think ['Sparkle's'] going to let the world see that the 'American Idol' that was chosen and won is truly capable of handling it."
Houston is starring in and producing the upcoming remake of the 1976 hit, which was loosely based on the story of The Supremes. Sparks is playing the titular character, and Houston's playing her mom. "She's very quick, very good," the diva gushed to "ET" of the "Idol" alum.
"Sparkle" also marks Houston's return to the movie industry. "I got a call from my partner Debra Martin and she said, 'You're not gonna believe this, but 'Sparkle's' been picked up and they want to do a film,'” Houston recalls. “And I was like, you're kidding?!”
Cee-Lo Green and Mike Epps also star in the movie, which will be Houston’s first role since the 1996 film “The Preacher’s Wife.” “Sparkle” hits theaters next year.
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