Jordin Sparks "Sparkles" at "Good Day NY"

Posted Sunday August 26, 2012 10:30 AM GMT

Stepping out to promote her latest film, Jordin Sparks made an appearance on "Good Day NY" on Friday (August 24).

The 22-year-old actress/singer looked magnificent in a multi-color maxi dress with strappy wedge sandals as she appeared on the show to talk about her role in "Sparkle."

Speaking of her latest flick, the former "American Idol" plays the title role, the youngest daughter to a strict church-going momma (played by Whitney Houston).

Explaining why she chose the role, Miss Sparks said, "I saw Sparkle as an opportunity because I wanted to do acting, but at the same time, I didn’t know what was happening with my music,” adding, “Sparkle gives me the opportunity to do music, and give new music to my fans, and I get to try something different, so I was so excited.”

As for working with the late Houston, explained, "I was completely shell-shocked. I was devastated when I heard that she had passed. I had only known her for two months, but it was an intense two months. I can’t even imagine how her friends and family were feeling.”

"Sparkle" is in theaters now!

Photo Credit: AKM-GSI

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