Hollywood entertainer Kevin Costner disclosed that a spin-off of The Bodyguard featuring Princess Diana was nearly confirmed however couldn't occur because of her death, according to a foreign media outlet. He said that the main content came a day before Diana was killed in a fender bender on August 31, 1997. During an interview to a foreign media outlet, Costner shared that Diana was intrigued to take up her first acting job and makers were anxious to get her ready for the venture. “The studio liked the idea of doing a Bodyguard 2,” he said, with Diana taking on a role “in the same kind of capacity as Whitney. Nobody really knew that for about a year.”
The 64-year-old on-screen character said he had discussed the details with the late Princess of Wales on telephone. “I just remember her being incredibly sweet on the phone, and she asked the question, ‘Are we going to have, like a kissing scene?’” Costner recalled. “She said it in a very respectful… she was a little nervous because her life was very governed. And I said, ‘Yeah, there’s going to be a little bit of that, but we can make that OK too.”
It is pertinent to note that The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson initiated the discussions. “Sarah was really important,” the actor said. “I always respect Sarah because she’s the one that set up the conversation between me and Diana. And she never said, ‘Well, what about me? I’m a princess too.’ She was just so supportive of the idea.” Costner had revealed the details of the project in 2012 . The plot was probably going to have his character shield Diana from stalkers and paparazzi before their relationship turned sentimental, he clarified. Ninety's hit The Bodyguard was the second-most astounding earning film of 1992 including Whitney Houston as the female lead.