Ciara recently appeared on “The Jennifer Hudson Show,” and expressed how appreciative she is to be in The Color Purple musical film.

For me growing up ‘Color Purple’ was a big movie and movement for the culture, right?…

And so now you get the musical twist to the movie, and it is amazing!

It’s art in motion, you know, Fantasia is Celie, and I play Nettie, and the younger Nettie is Halle Bailey, and so, I mean, the cast is incredible.

It’s produced by Oprah and Steven Spielberg as well.

So, for me you can only imagine being a little girl and knowing how much this movie meant to us growing up, and, you know, being able to be a part of something so iconic and historic in the movie world it meant a lot to me.

I was really proud and kind of like blown away when I got the call to be a part of it.

So, it’s really beautiful, it’s very powerful, you know, it’s going to make you feel all kinds of emotions, and you’re gonna take a lot away when you finish watching the movie.

But, it’s beautiful!

Ciara also shared another special moment with Jennifer Hudson when she gave her her flowers for having a daytime talk show.

Watch the clip from the Ciara interview on “The Jennifer Hudson Show” below:

Oprah Winfrey also expressed how excited she is about the musical adaptation of the movie.

To reinvent the movie at this time is to reinvent a phenomenon.

She added in a Vanity Fair interview:

It has been a vehicle for magic and purpose in my life.

I don’t know anybody who’s ever been associated with it whose life didn’t get enhanced.

Everything comes from the original words of Alice Walker, which were grounded in love, really.

Love of this community. Love of these people. Love of those characters. And that just gets passed on and passed on and passed on.

I can’t wait to see this next evolvement, which is not attached to having done it the way we’ve always done it.

Oprah’s portrayal of Sofia in the 1985 version of The Color Purple, the movie, was her first major film debut.

The 1985 version of the movie was the adaptation of Alice Walker’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

Oprah also recently expressed how excited she is to reinvent the movie.

To reinvent the movie at this time is to reinvent a phenomenon.

She added in a Vanity Fair interview:

It has been a vehicle for magic and purpose in my life.

I don’t know anybody who’s ever been associated with it whose life didn’t get enhanced.

Everything comes from the original words of Alice Walker, which were grounded in love, really.

Love of this community. Love of these people. Love of those characters. And that just gets passed on and passed on and passed on.

I can’t wait to see this next evolvement, which is not attached to having done it the way we’ve always done it.

Fantasia Taylor and Halle Bailey took to social media to express their appreciation for their roles.

According to director Blitz Bazawule filming wrapped in July 2022.

Reportedly, The Color Purple musical film is slated for a December 20, 2023 release.

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Source: Town & Country