Actor Clarke Peters explains his process getting into character to play Whitney Houston's father, John Russell Houston, in her upcoming biopic, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody".
"I knew nothing about John before I started,” Clarke explains, “so first I had to take a look at him, watch interviews that he had, as well as listen to some of the rumors about his personality, so that's what I picked up on. He's a very proud man. He's a professional. He's driven. He's got what I call the Pygmalion syndrome—and he tried it with his wife and he tried it with his daughter.”
And even though he couldn't relate to all of John's personality traits, he resonated with one thing in particular: "I also have a daughter who I love, so I know what it is to love your daughter and to be in love with your daughter, and to cherish her and to hold her and to nurture her,” he adds.