Oprah Winfrey on That Shock Cameo in ‘The Coloration Purple’ – The Hollywood Reporter


Warning: This story consists of spoilers from the 2023 musical remake of The Coloration Purple.

With The Coloration 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 function as Celie within the unique, is forged as a midwife who helps younger Celie, performed by Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, give beginning to her second baby. The function is transient however has delighted audiences in previews.

Oprah Winfrey, who starred alongside Goldberg within the unique and is a producer on the brand new movie, informed The Hollywood Reporter in a latest interview that Goldberg was forged partly 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 informed THR. “And we additionally thought it was a beautiful homage to Whoopi.”

However whereas Winfrey, additionally Oscar-nominated for her function 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 considered it, it might’ve been good within the church scene, however I believed it might even be distracting when Sofia is getting married that if the outdated unique Sofia was simply one of many folks within the church, after which they have been capturing that in the course of Georgia when COVID was [spreading]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 fun. “And in addition I simply suppose it’s extra particular that it’s simply Whoopi.”

The Coloration 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.


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