(NEW YORK) – Academy Award winner Kevin Costner stopped by Good Morning America on Tuesday to dish on his new show, Yellowstone, while also celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard – the hit movie in which he co-starred with the late Whitney Houston.
Costner opened up about why The Bodyguard still resonates with fans today.
“We want that level of security – who cares for us, who loves us, who would stand in front of us, who would stand for us, but the reality is, we have this little songbird, Whitney, who had this big voice that came out of her and it was her first movie … she was so beautiful and I thought, ‘Well, this is the girl for me,'” he said.
Costner played former secret service agent Frank Farmer in the 1992 film.
“It was a really important moment in her life and her career and we’ll always be locked together that way,” Costner added.
Costner will also be appearing in a documentary on the late star titled, Whitney.
“There’s something about Whitney for the worldwide fame that she had…there were times when she didn’t think she was pretty enough, she didn’t think she was good enough and the rest of us are going, ‘Really? Whitney, you have it,'” Costner recalled. “I’m always really careful the things I do say about her simply because sometimes, things are just yours.”
Meanwhile, in the series Yellowstone, Costner plays John Dutton, whose family controls the largest ranch in the United States.
“I never start anything that I don’t think has a chance to be great and Yellowstone was all of that and so I hope you do check it out,” Costner said of the western.
Yellowstone premieres Wednesday on Paramount Network.
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