The late Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks star in the remake of the 1976 film about three sisters who form a Motown girl group
Mother and Daughter
Whitney Houston stars as Emma, the protective single mother of daughters Sister (Carmen Ejogo), Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) and Dolores (Tika Sumpter) who try to form a Motown girl group. "For me, she took on the mother role because my parents weren't there [during film production]," Sparks told the September issue of Redbook. "She was always asking, 'Did I feel comfortable? Did I need anything?' "