Jordin Sparks Covers 'Redbook' September 2012

Jordin Sparks Covers 'Redbook' September 2012

Jordin Sparks takes over the September 2012 cover of Redbook, out on stands August 14th.

The 22-year-old actress chatted with the mag about her upcoming movie Sparkle, working alongside the late Whitney Houston and self-acceptance. Check it:

On working with Whitney: “For me, she took on the mother role because my parents weren’t there [during filming]. She was always asking: Did I feel comfortable? Did I need anything?”

On learning what she could from Whitney: “I can only talk about what I experienced. I do think there is a different aura around the film now. I think there was some skepticism before. And there are certainly some themes in the movie that everyone would have wanted to ask Whitney about like, ‘Did you relate your own life to this part,’ which I’m sure she would have answered honestly. The cool thing about Whitney was that she was not scared to talk about or confront the things she had gone through.”

On her recent weight loss: “My whole journey has been about self-acceptance. There’s no quick or magical way to lose weight. You just have to do it the natural way—diet and exercise and stick to it—and be able to do it at your own pace. Everyone has their own thing.”

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Photos: Gilles Bensimon for Redbook
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