Fantasia Barrino Wore Sergio Hudson To ‘The Color Purple’ LA Premiere
The website discusses the release of “The Color Purple” movie on Christmas Day, featuring North Carolina native Fantasia Barrino. The musical drama, an adaptation of the Broadway musical and novel by Alice Walker, boasts a star-studded cast, including Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, David Allan Grier, and Whoopi Goldberg. Barrino, reprising her role as Celie, expressed the significance of the film’s screening in her home state.
The article provides details about the screening held at the Regal Stonecrest at Piper Glen, attended by Barrino and other actors. Barrino, a Golden Globe nominee, emphasized the special meaning of showcasing the film in North Carolina. The production involves notable figures like Steven Spielberg, Quincy Jones, and Oprah Winfrey, who starred in the 1985 adaptation. “The Color Purple” is currently showing in theaters nationwide.
The author, Monica Malbrough, briefly touches on Barrino’s history, mentioning her previous portrayal of Celie in the Broadway version after winning “American Idol” in 2003. The article concludes by promoting WCNC Charlotte and its podcasts, offering additional content for the audience.
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