At the time singer Jordin Sparks was approached to play the lead in Sparkle, she had recently parted ways with her management and didn't know what was going on with her label.
It's been a "blessing," Sparks reveals, as she was unsure what was next. The Old School, big screen remake finds her paired with the late icon Whitney Houston and a cast of her up and coming entertainment peers.
Check out the video below for Jordin Sparks' revealing interview with Billboard.com:
Sparkle, Jordin Sparks' theatrical debut, is in theaters now. View the trailer below: