Jordin Sparks Thinks It’s Hilarious Irene Cara From Original Sparkle Movie Didn’t Know Who She Was

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Today is the day to flock to theaters to see our beloved Whitney Houston in her last performance on screen in the remake of the 1976 film Sparkle. Alongside Whitney is the star of the film, Jordin Sparks, who plays Sparkle. The American Idol winner chatted with VH1 about what she learned from Whitney and if she’d ever met Irene Cara who played Sparkle in the original.

“I have not met Irene Cara yet,” she said. “It was actually really funny because I saw an interview that she did, I think a couple months ago and they were talking about the remake and she had no idea who I was.”

Sparks wasn’t in the least bit bothered that the famous singer and actress hadn’t heard of her. “I actually was like, that’s kind of cool so there’s no prejudgments there, unless she’s looked up my music and stuff now,” she said. “If she doesn’t know who I am then she can just watch the movie and then she’ll be judging me just based on the acting, not just the music side. But I hope she likes the music too if she listens to it. Hi, Irene.” It’s going to be a Sparkle kind of weekend! Will you be hitting theaters this weekend to see the movie?

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