The poster for 1992’s “The Bodyguard” is one of the most romantic of all time.

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In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kevin Costner reveals that all is not as it seems, though — the woman he’s carrying on the poster is not co-star Whitney Houston.

“That wasn’t even Whitney, actually,” the actor says. “She had gone home and that was her double, and her head was buried into my shoulder, which was appropriate anyway. She was frightened.”

Photo: Warner Bros/Regency/Canal +/Kobal/Shutterstock
Photo: Warner Bros/Regency/Canal +/Kobal/Shutterstock

Costner adds, “I picked that picture out because my friend Ben Glass took it…I sent it to Warner Brothers and I go, ‘There’s the poster.’ Because it was so evocative. It wasn’t special photography; it wasn’t anything.”

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The executives at Warner Bros., however, didn’t agree initially.

“They didn’t like it at first because you couldn’t see Whitney’s face,” Costner explains. “And so they sent me, like, five mockups where they put her head [on it] where she’s looking [out]. I said ‘Guys, I think we had it the first time.’ That it was really, and that ended up being the poster.”