Whitney Houston's close friend and The Bodyguard co-star Kevin Costner delivered a touching speech at her funeral yesterday in Newark, New Jersey.
He recalled to mourners gathered at the church and fans watching online that Houston, despite her fame, was a humble woman who doubted herself.
"The greatest pop star in the world didn't think she was good enough," Costner, 57, said of Houston, who died of a possible overdose last week at 48.
"There were a thousand things that seemed to her to be wrong."
Kevin said there were many men who could've played his part in their iconic 1992 film, after which he remained close to Houston, but there was only one Whitney.
When she was screen-testing for the role, which was put in production a year later than slated because she was on tour, Whitney Houston asked herself:
"Am I good enough? Am I pretty enough? Will they like me?"
As those attending the funeral laughed, Costner recalled how she almost sabotaged herself re-touching her own makeup, which melted under the studio lighting.
"I wanted to tell her that the game was rigged, that I didn't care how the test went, that she could fall down and start speaking tongues," he said.
"That no matter what she did, I'd find a way to explain it as an extraordinary acting choice. And gee, weren't we lucky to have her?"