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Kevin Costner Talks Whitney Houston; Plus, Guess Who Wanted to Star in Bodyguard 2?!

Almost everyone on the planet has shared their condolences regarding Whitney Houston's death, and now, we finally hear from Kevin Costner, who made our hearts melt while making sure to keep Houston safe in The Bodyguard.

Costner appeared on Anderson (airing Thursday) to promote his miniseries Hatfields & McCoys and discussed the tragic loss of his costar, along with sharing some shocking news about who was in talks for the movie's sequel.

Seriously, you'll never guess.

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But before we get there, let's hear what Costner had to say about the late diva.

"There were some people that really loved Whitney and a couple times during the last seven/eight years [they] asked me would I write her a letter," he said.

"When someone said, 'Would you write someone a letter who you know is having trouble?' I did. There were two occasions. I elected to let Whitney have her life after The Bodyguard and she would always be close to me. She would always be someone I appreciated. I saw pretty much what everyone else saw. But when someone asked me to write a letter I did. I don't know if those letters were ever read."

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As for who was supposed to star in Bodyguard 2...well, that was Princess Diana.

"Diana and I had been talking about doing Bodyguard 2," Costner said. "I told her I would take care of her just the same way that I took care of Whitney.

"She let me know that her life might be changing at some point, so she was having her own internal struggles. When she died, she was obviously all over the news. I knew that that was an interesting story that I had, but I never brought that up and a very good reporter, about a year later, somehow heard something and finally came to me and I said, 'Yeah, that was true.' Not that she was going to do it: That we were talking about doing it.

"She wanted me to write it for her," he continues. "I said, 'I'll tailor it for you if you're interested.' She goes, 'I am interested.' And, then it came from the Royal Family, some people said, 'No that's not true, that's not true.' Kind of dissed me a little bit and I called them up and said, 'Don't do that, because it's true. I didn't talk about it when I could have a year earlier and I didn't try to make it a story. Somebody else found this out and I said it was true, so don't say it's not true.' And so they said, 'OK.'"

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