Halle Bailey raves about her ‘The Color Purple’ co-star’s performance


Halle Bailey praises one of her co-stars in The Purple color remake. The latest reimagining of the iconic film will see it hit the big screen again, but this time as a musical. The original screenplay is based on Alice Walker’s novel of the same name.

In 2005, the film was adapted for Broadway. The production initially ran for three years and racked up numerous Tony nominations. In 2015, Stellar Performance was revived for another three years. Its second Broadway run resulted in even more Tony nominations and wins, as well as a Grammy win for Best Musical Theater Album in 2017.

Earlier this year, Oprah Winfrey announced that the film would undergo an adaptation again. Bailey stars as Netty in the upcoming project alongside actresses Taraji P. Henson, Fantasia Taylor (formerly Barrino), acclaimed actor Coleman Domingo and others. While the entire cast is sure to bring their A-game, Bailey shared that “American Idol” alum Taylor left her in awe.

“I’ve always been a fan of her, like a huge fan,” Bailey told “Entertainment Tonight.” His voice, his spirit, his anointing is so beautiful. She is so kind and a beautiful person inside and out. I can’t wait for everyone to see what she does with this role,added half of the Chloe x Halle singing duo.

The “Grown-ish” actress wrapped filming in late June. In an Instagram post, she wrote, “And it’s a wrap for me on The purple color. I’m so grateful to have had this experience, my second major film made in the past year and a half. God is so good.”

Bailey’s other big project, a live rendition of The little Mermaid, also wrapped this year. The singer plays the lead role, making her the second black actress to play a Disney princess. “I just hope people like it. I hope my amazing little brothers, sisters, cousins, my family, my community, we all see it and say, ‘You know what? We can be princesses too. It’s amazing,” she said.


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