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“The Color Purple”: “I'm always looking for the spiritual side of things” – Oprah Winfrey

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This is a new film adaptation Purple color» is not just a new version. For Oprah Winfrey, Halle Bailey, Taraji P. Henson, Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks and everyone involved in the film, filming was a healing process.



In a scene from the movie Fantasia Barino.

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In the 1985 film directed by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey played Celie's adopted daughter Sophia (then played by Whoopi Goldberg), a young woman who goes from a rapist father to an equally violent husband. Meaning Purple color. Today, he is a new producer alongside Steven Spielberg, Chris Sanders and Quincy Jones. Purple colorA brilliant combination of Alice Walker's novel and musical presented on Broadway from 2005 to 2008 and then in 2015.

“We often use the expression 'gallows the loop,' and for me, that's absolutely the case. This morning I sent Steven a photo from last night's premiere and wrote, 'I'm in awe of what God has done.'” In Baltimore, when I first read the book, “To remember that moment when nothing would let me, one day, be able to connect with Steven Spielberg, and 40 years later, find myself. His picture on the purple carpet last night… I can only appreciate what God has done,” on December 7. Oprah Winfrey said.



Fantasia Porrino and Daniel Brooks in “The Color Purple” (2023), released on December 25.

Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, producers of “The Color Purple,” pose for a photo at the film's world premiere in Los Angeles on Dec. 6.

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For director Blitz Bazawule, a return to Alice Walker's novel was essential. “It's the Holy Grail, I've come back to a book I haven't read in a long time. This 14-year-old girl takes us back to this place where she dreams and manages to escape her circumstances. All of us here come from very humble backgrounds and we too dream to find ourselves here. Should have seen,” he underlined.



Fantasia Porrino and Daniel Brooks in “The Color Purple” (2023), released on December 25.

Taraji B. Henson shines in “The Color Purple.”

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“I'm always looking for the spiritual side of physical things because I believe we are first and foremost spiritual beings with a human experience,” said Oprah Winfrey. It was the spiritual aspect of the Blitz story that brought the project to life. Knowing that a boy in Ghana drew without a moment's imagination is proof that nothing we do is wasted.

Fantasia Parrino, on the big screen, reprises her role as Celie in the musical.



Fantasia Porrino and Daniel Brooks in “The Color Purple” (2023), released on December 25.

Phylicia Pearl Mapasi in a scene from “The Color Purple”.

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“When Blitz told me, he's giving Celie an imagination, something we don't have on Broadway. Broadway is fast-paced, once the show starts, there's no time. Blitz gave us time on set, and I had a whole new experience with Celie.

The actress, like almost all members of the team, had to overcome old traumas Purple color Helped her do it.

Coleman Domingo, who plays Mr. Celie's abusive husband, said, “It wasn't easy filming. This work touches all of us, we have had to deal with a lot of trauma and we all have done something in it. We have all fallen into this darkness.



Fantasia Porrino and Daniel Brooks in “The Color Purple” (2023), released on December 25.

Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. ENTERTAINMENT INC.

“The dream and the journey are bigger than us. This is what we did in 2023, but who knows what will be done in 2053,” concluded Oprah Winfrey.

Purple color It hits theaters across the province on December 25.

Stephan Terry
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