The star shot to fame after winning TV talent show American Idol when she was just 17. After enjoying a series of hit singles, Jordin has now turned her attentions to the movie industry. She stars alongside the late Whitney Houston in the new movie Sparkle and is currently filming The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete. Jordin has relished the challenges of being on a movie set.
“Professionally, I didn’t think that there could be something bigger than winning American Idol because it completely changed my life. But, movies and acting is such a different animal,” she told Collider. “It’s so different. I’m just buckling up the seatbelt and raising my hands up, so I am ready for the ride.”
Jordin loved working with Whitney. Even during some of the more difficult scenes, she found herself feeling overwhelmed at being in front of one of her idols.
“When it was the scenes [where she was yelling at me], I was sad because I had to react to it. I was in that moment as Sparkle, but at the same time, I was like, ‘Whitney Houston is yelling at me. This is the most amazing thing ever!’ So, it was really fun,” Jordin explained.
“Part of me was freaking out because it was Whitney, and the other part of me was like, ‘Jordin, calm down. You need to work!’ I was exhausted, at the end of the day, with all that going on, but it was incredible to be able to work with her.”