Diana 'Excited' About Film Role -Costner
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's late Princess Diana was ''genuinely excited'' about a role in the sequel to the 1992 hit movie ``The Bodyguard'' Hollywood actor Kevin Costner said in a television interview.
``I had talked with Princess Di a couple of times. I explained to her that I was going to try to make this movie for her and she was genuinely interested,'' Costner told British chat show host Michael Parkinson in an interview to be broadcast on Saturday.
Costner, in London to promote his latest film ``Thirteen Days,'' said the princess had not committed to doing the movie but was ``genuinely excited'' by the prospect.
He received the final draft of the script on the day Diana was killed in a Paris car crash in August 1997.
``I was devastated by it. She was a very graceful woman and it is a great loss to all of us,'' Costner told Parkinson.
``The Bodyguard'' was an instant box office hit in 1992. The film tells the story of the relationship between a famous singer, played by real-life pop diva Whitney Houston, and bodyguard Costner.
Costner told Parkinson the sequel would have broken new ground if Diana had consented to appear.
NEWSFILE: 17 MARCH 2001
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