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Costner’s unfulfilled Diana dream

New York, Aug. 7 (AP): Actor-director Kevin Costner said that one of his biggest hits, 1992’s The Bodyguard, almost had a sequel and it could have starred Princess Diana.

Speaking in an interview on ABC’s “Primetime Thursday,” Costner says he had been talking with Diana about succeeding Whitney Houston, and got the script on August 31, 1997 — the day Diana died in a Paris car crash.

“She was very quiet. She was really sweet. And I said, ‘yeah, there’s going to be a kissing scene.’ and she laughed,” Costner says. “There was a very real thing between us in terms of doing this movie.... She hadn’t said yes to it, but she had indicated to me that she knew her life was going to change.”

Costner, 48, also says he doesn’t care that Waterworld, his futuristic blockbuster from 1995, was a major flop with critics. “They don’t have that Waterworld ride in universal studios because it’s not popular,” he says in the interview.

“It’s a great movie, it really is.... I know it made a lot of money,” he adds.

Costner’s latest film, the western Open Range, will be in theatres in the US from August 15.

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