The Color Purple Did NOT Give Black Actresses A Dressing Room … Oprah HAD TO MAKE A CALL!!!

Tiffany Brockworth |

The drama surrounding the production of the new Color Purple movie is getting worse and worse. As Media Take Out reported, Taraji P Henson complained of being “underpaid” for her work on the film.

Now another one of the film’s actresses is complaining. Actress Danielle Brooks claimed that the movie producers did not initially give the Black actresses their own dressing rooms.

Taraji explained that she had to call up Oprah, to get things fixed. Taraji told the audience, “I called up Miss O and said, we got to fix this …. and [Oprah] said “say less.”

Shout out to Oprah for doing the right thing. But with a big budget movie, why didn’t they give the actresses their own dressing rooms???

The Color Purple is currently flopping badly at the theaters, in part because of the negative press that the movie has been receiving surrounding its treatment of Black actresses.

The Color Purple is a 2023 American coming-of-age musical period drama film directed by Blitz Bazawule. Marcus Gardley’s screenplay is based on the stage musical of the same name, which in turn is based on the 1982 novel of the same name by Alice Walker. It is the second film adaptation of the novel, following the 1985 film directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Spielberg and Quincy Jones. Spielberg and Jones return as producers for the 2023 film, along with the stage musical’s producers Scott Sanders and Oprah Winfrey, the latter of whom also starred in the 1985 film.

The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Halle Bailey, Louis Gossett Jr., Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, Ciara, Jon Batiste, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, and Fantasia Barrino in the leading role of Celie. Brooks and Barrino reprise their roles from the productions of the stage musical. It tells the story of Celie, an African American woman living in the American South during the early 1900s.

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