Warning: This story contains spoilers from the 2023 musical remake of The Colour Purple.
With The Colour Purple being a musical remake of the 1985 movie, there are definitely many scenes that hearken again to the unique. However in a single scene, there’s a face that brings all of it full circle.
Early on within the movie, Whoopi Goldberg, Oscar-nominated for her position as Celie within the authentic, is forged as a midwife who helps younger Celie, performed by Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, give start to her second little one. The position is transient however has delighted audiences in previews.
Oprah Winfrey, who starred alongside Goldberg within the authentic and is a producer on the brand new movie, instructed The Hollywood Reporter in a latest interview that Goldberg was forged partially for fan response.
“[We] simply thought it was an exquisite Easter egg for audiences who’ve appreciated the movie over time, for the diehards,” she instructed THR. “And we additionally thought it was a beautiful homage to Whoopi.”
However whereas Winfrey, additionally Oscar-nominated for her position as Sofia, was on set for the film, she declined to make an look within the movie and determined that Goldberg needs to be the one member of the unique forged to make it within the new model.
“Truly, I thought of it, it could’ve been good within the church scene, however I assumed it could even be distracting when Sofia is getting married that if the outdated authentic Sofia was simply one of many individuals within the church, after which they had been capturing that in the course of Georgia when COVID was [spreading] like, ‘OK, effectively I ain’t sitting in that church all day anyway,’” she stated with amusing. “And in addition I simply assume it’s extra particular that it’s simply Whoopi.”
The Colour Purple remake stars Fantasia Barrino because the grownup Celie, Danielle Brooks as Sofia, Taraji P. Henson as Shug Avery and Colman Domingo as Mister. It was launched in theaters on Christmas Day.