COSTNER "DEVASTATED" BY DI'S DEATH
says that the late Princess Diana
was "genuinely excited" about co-starring with him in a sequel to his hit film The Bodyguard
. "I had talked with Princess Di a couple of times," the actor told British talk show host Michael Parkinson
in an interview to be aired Saturday. "I explained to her that I was going to try to make this movie for her, and she was genuinely interested." Costner who reportedly received the final draft of the script the same day Diana was killed in an August 1997 Paris car crash admits he was "devastated by it. She was a very graceful woman and it is a great loss to all of us." The original 1992 film co-starred Whitney Houston
and grossed $121 million.