Who's to say that William Kennedy Smith raped this girl? Who's to say that these young ladies weren't being promiscuous? I have seen Mike, a very good friend of mine, go to jail behind something that I think has been done a lot.s black people. I think that plays a real important part in the whole thing. My husband and I were talking about it the other night.
Wyatt Earp and Message In A Bottle were mocked as vanity projects. Even marriage to his teenage sweetheart – mother to his three grown-up children – ended in divorce after 16 years. He’s still delivering new films – Criminal, made in London and released yesterday, is his 52nd in 35 years – and is reflective about his fall from grace and the leaner years. “I once stood at an Academy Awards ceremony with two Oscars in my hands. All I have done is what I have always done: try my best. My generation was supposed to have changed the world, for example.
I never appear in a film thinking it will be anything but a good one. Sadly, try as we may, we have not achieved that.” Costner at 61 has remained a Hollywood heavyweight, despite so many films of late that have either been badly reviewed, failed at the box office, or both.
" I was totally like "Oh, God, please, just go away." The advantage was that I knew all the raps  It's not. Then I'd think, "I wonder if Sheila knows they're talking about her like this? Okay, now we can go on to , that he wanted me to do. I went, "Yeah, sure." Then I called my agent, and she said, "Yeah, it's true." So I read the script. That picture just signifies what we were saying about The Bodyguard. It's a form of expression, and you have to pay attention to it.
What about the rumors that you have your face averted in the ads for the film so as not to call attention to the fact that you're black and Kevin Costner is white? I think there are people who are really true to their art and really have something to say, and there are people who play off it because it's popular – and that's crap. I think that sometimes it's a little overdone. I mean, come on, do we really know who's telling the truth?
As I rode back to New York City, the driver cruised the radio waves, and Whitney Houston songs cropped up three times in less than ninety minutes. my mother always said to me, "If you don't feel it, then don't mess with it, because it's a waste of time." When I used to watch my mother sing, which was usually in church, that feeling, that soul, that thing – it's like electricity rolling through you. I read some stuff about myself in the last year – it's like "Who the fuck are they talking about? " At the time I was dating someone, but it was kind of . You see somebody, and you deal with their image, that's their image.
She's having that kind of moment – her voice is everywhere. I love children, so I wanted to deal with children. But by the age of ten or eleven, when I opened my mouth and said, "Oh, God, what's this? If you have ever been in a Baptist church or a Pentecostal church, when the Holy Spirit starts to roll and people start to really feel what they're doing, it's . So I said, "Yeah, I would." And he said, "You really would? They know Bobby has been, you know, maybe shot or stabbed, or that Bobby's been in one gang or another. It's part of them, it's not the whole picture.
There is a real flesh-and-blood woman behind the voice, however, and in our interview she seemed determined that that woman be heard – loudly and clearly. " I kind of knew teaching and being a veterinarian were gonna have to wait. Do you feel like you have a specific model as a singer? She sang constantly to us around the house, in church. " – he's so cool – "I'll pick you up tomorrow at eight." And we've been friends ever since. And then it kind of dawned on us, "What's going on here?
Let's talk a little bit about your musical upbringing. Being around people like Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick and Roberta Flack, all these greats, I was taught to listen and observe. It was something that was so natural to me that when I started singing, it was almost like speaking. See, our whole relationship started out as friends. "The first time he asked me to marry him, I said [How conscious were you about how different you seem from each other? I mean, do you stop loving somebody because you have different images? Bobby has two very strong parents, I have two very strong parents.
God knows, I have been in front of millions and millions of people, and that has been incredible, to feel that give-take thing.
There's been nothing more incredible in my life than having her. I'm gonna do a tour, I'm gonna do another movie – things I'm looking forward to, don't get me wrong.
Yet he remains as starry as he ever was: 6ft 1in tall, touched with a certain glamour and experience of life at the top. He plotted and pored over every detail of the film, despite the fact that another Kevin – friend Kevin Reynolds – was directing.