Oprah Winfrey Reflects On The 35th Anniversary Of ‘The Color Purple’ Film

35 years ago today, The Color Purple was released in theaters. Anyone else feel old?

Oprah Winfrey took to social media to reflect on the classic film where she made her acting debut as “Sofia.”

35 years ago today, #TheColorPurple premiered. I’ve never wanted anything in my life more than I wanted to be in that movie. When I read the book the first time, I bought copies to hand them out to people. I told everyone I wanted to be in the movie. It was that deep. And one faithful morning, @quincyjones saw me on AM Chicago, said I should audition, and the rest is movie history! So here’s to the powerful messages I still carry from that movie. And for all the moviegoers who still recite this scene to me until this day! ???

The Color Purple is available at participating digital retailers.

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Check out the original movie trailer for The Color Purple below.

What’s your favorite line from the film?


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