Actor Kevin Costner says Princess Diana was eager to work on The Bodyguard 2 after Sarah 'Fergie' Ferguson encouraged them to talk to each other about the sequel.
After the success of The Bodyguard which co-starred singer Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner said the studio was interested in producing a second Bodyguard film.
“The studio liked the idea of doing a Bodyguard 2,” he told PeopleTV. Princess Diana was seen taking a starring role in the sequel “in the same kind of capacity as Whitney. Nobody really knew that for about a year.”
The actor also recalled that he and Diana had discussed in particular the possibility of intimate scenes in the film.
“I just remember her being incredibly sweet on the phone, and she asked the question, ‘Are we going to have, like a kissing scene?’” he recalled. “She said it in a very respectful … she was a little nervous because her life was very governed. And I said, ‘Yeah, there’s going to be a little bit of that, but we can make that OK too.’”
The 64-year-old movie star says Sarah Ferguson was a crucial part of Diana's interest in the film. “Sarah was really important,” he said. “I always respect Sarah because she’s the one that set up the conversation between me and Diana. And she never said, ‘Well, what about me? I’m a princess too.’ She was just so supportive of the idea.”
'The Bodyguard' was the second-highest-grossing film of 1992 worldwide, raking in $411 million (USD) in the box office.