Halle Bailey has carved out an impressive career, both as a singer and as an actress. So it should come as no surprise that many of her most exciting roles allow her to combine both talents. Now that she’s wrapped up in The little Mermaidis turning his attention to yet another adaptation of another famous story, this time, the musical version of The color Purple. And if you have any trepidation about taking on such a tremendous story, it sounds like you have Oprah’s stamp of approval.
Earlier this week, Oprah Winfrey revealed the cast members of the latest adaptation of The color Purple to Variety. While cast members like Fantasia Taylor, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks and in the heightsCorey Hawkins no doubt excited to get to work, their new co-star, Halle Bailey, led to instagram to share their own joy at the opportunity:
If you have read or seen The color Purple in any of her adaptations, Nettie is known to be the sister of the protagonist, Celie. When vanity fair Anthony Breznican noted that despite Nettie escaping in the story, she remains a vital character and requires an actress who can still make an impact even without much screen time. Oprah agreed:
Oprah has a long history with The color Purple, which was first a novel by Alice Walker before being adapted into an Oscar-nominated film directed by Steven Spielberg. She rose to fame thanks to her portrayal of Sofia and became a famous actress. talk show hostand media mogul.
In 2022, the media mogul will be behind the screen serving as a producer for the new movie, which is itself an adaptation of a Broadway musical, not unlike West Side Story. So knowing that she thinks Halle Bailey is capable of playing Nettie has to be a huge confidence boost for the young actress.
We already know that Halle Bailey is ready for big things in her career. She recently talked about how excited she is to have had the opportunity to reinvent the role of Ariel for the next Disney live action Little Mermaid adaptation. And although we already know looks (and sounds) like a Disney princesstaking on such a major role in such an important movie will likely make her even more in demand.
It is not yet known when The color Purple will hit theaters, but The little Mermaid will be released on May 26, 2023. Until then, keep an eye on CinemaBlend new movie release guide for up-to-date information on what’s hitting theaters next.