Kevin was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times about his upcoming movie Hidden Figures.
“The real story is that Al is the character I liked least when I read it. So this was a real moment of reckoning — what am I going to say to this guy, because there’s really not a lot of time for us,” Kevin told journalist Fred Schruers. I told him that I thought the women were written just right, everybody loves this movie, but I don’t think the Harrison part stands up. It doesn’t feel complete. I knew it was about that girls and that was OK.”
The 1992 film, The Bodyguard, starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, was released 24 years ago today. The film was directed by Mick Jackson and produced by Kevin, Lawrence Kasdan and Jim Wilson.
The soundtrack for the film sold more than 45 million copies worldwide and Whitney’s cover of I Will Always Love You sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. Two of the film’s songs – I Have Nothing and Run to You were both nominated for Best Original Song at the 65th Annual Academy Awards. The soundtrack was nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning three, including Album of the Year.
Today, Nov. 11, 2016, marks eight years of Kevin Costner & Modern West’s debut album, Untold Truths. The album reached #61 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Albums chart and #35 on the U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.
The band released four singles off Untold Truths, including Superman 14, Long Hot Night, Backyard and Hey Man What About You.
Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Kevin paid tribute to legendary sports broadcaster Vin Scully at Dodger Stadium Friday, Sept. 23.
“We will miss you, my friend. We will miss you in our radio, in our cars, in our backyard. You’ve been a gift to Los Angeles and to baseball itself. It seems forever that you’ve been guiding us through your personal window into the game,” Kevin told Scully. “How lucky we were that day in Brooklyn when the microphone passed into your hands. You were the chosen one, the skinny redhead who stood on the shoulders of the biggest kid, ready to look through the knothole in the fence to describe to us what was going on. You were better than a golden ticket. You invited us all to pull up a chair, spend the afternoon, then proceeded to walk us into the next century.”