Sparkle Characters: Then and Now

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  • BET Star Cinema | Sparkle
  • BET Star Cinema | Sparkle
  • BET Star Cinema | Sparkle
  • BET Star Cinema | Sparkle
  • BET Star Cinema | Sparkle
  • BET Star Cinema | Sparkle
  • BET Star Cinema | Sparkle

Character: Sparkle

Jordin Sparks (right) stars as the title character originally portrayed by Irene Cara (left). The original movie took place in Harlem, NY, while the remake takes place in Detroit, MI. In both versions, the character of Sparkle Williams struggles to maintain her family's bond but is not ready for the challenges of fame.

(Photos from left: Ron Wolfson /Landov, CPA, PacificCoastNews.com)

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