Oprah Winfrey Says ‘The Color Purple’ Is The ‘Most Important Thing That Ever Happened To Me’
“The Color Purple” holds a special place in Oprah Winfrey’s heart.
The famed media mogul recently dished about being a producer for the upcoming movie musical adaptation of the 1985 film. During her conversation, she shared that out of all her career highs, “The Color Purple” is her “biggest and most important” accomplishment.
The 69-year-old actress said:
“The Color Purple in 1985 was the biggest and most important thing that ever happened to me and continues to be.”
Oprah Winfrey continued and gave a hint about what fans can expect to see from the upcoming musical version:
“Now we’re doing a brand-new version that could only come because of the most perfect director.”
She added that the adaptation will include:
“Magical realism, wholesome family goodness and some of the best actors you’ve ever seen. It was such an incredible experience for me.”
Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks and Taraji P. Henson will be starring in the film. Reportedly, Fantasia Barrino, who previously played Celie on Broadway, recently discussed her feature film debut and said:
“You’re gonna laugh, you’re gonna cry, everybody brings it. But in the end, you’ll be healed. Because guess what? I was healed.”
The musical version of “The Color Purple” is scheduled to hit theaters on Christmas Day.
In 1986, Winfrey attended the Oscar Awards for the first time after she was nominated for her role as Sofia in “The Color Purple.”
The Steven Spielberg film follows Celie Harris (played by Whoopi Goldberg), a young Black woman facing many problems during the 20th century, including; domestic violence, incest, pedophilia, poverty, racism, and sexism. The film was a huge hit and grossed $142 million.
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