Kevin Costner Says Princess Di Wanted to Star in 'Bodyguard 2'

Kevin Costner has been away from theaters for a couple years and though he'll return in the TV series Hatfields & McCoys and star in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, he's certainly got an interesting way of keeping his name in the limelight.

Costner says that the late Princess Diana was in line to take over the Whitney Houston role in a sequel to the 1992 romantic blockbuster The Bodyguard, shortly before her death. Speaking on Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show, Costner says he had spoken to the late princess about the possibility of starring in a second Bodyguard movie.

"I told her I would take care of her just the same way I took care of Whitney." Costner says Diana was interested, saying, "She wanted me to write it for her. I said 'I'll tailor it for you if you're interested.' She goes, 'I am interested.'"

Like the first film, Costner said he would have played a bodyguard who protects a famous woman from paparazzi and stalkers and then becomes romantically involved with her. He told Cooper he received a draft of the script a day before Diana's fatal Paris car crash.

You can watch the full video below (fast forward to 3:40), courtesy of ET. Would you have watched a Bodyguard sequel?

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