H.E.R. Set to Make Acting Debut in ‘The Color Purple’ Musical Movie

Published: Friday 27th Aug 2021 by Sam

H.E.R.  has nabbed GRAMMYs and an Oscar for her musical output, but now she is set to expand her creative footprint by venturing into acting.

And her first role is slated to be a big one.

Because the talented star is reportedly the latest name to join ‘The Color Purple.’

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Initially a book, ‘Purple’ was adapted by Steven Spielberg into an Academy award-winning movie in 1985; thereafter it hit Broadway as a Tony-winning musical.

The new incarnation of the classic story fuses both formats, in that Warner Bros is remaking the film as a musical movie.

According to Deadline, H.E.R. has been tapped to play Squeak. Her character (which was originally played by Rae Dawn Chong in the Spielberg film) goes from a juke joint waitress to an aspiring singer.

Word is that the starlet is in discussions to deliver an original song for the film, which would be apt given that her Oscar win was for Best Original Song for ‘Fight for You’ – her contribution to ‘Judas and the Black Messiah.’

Blitz Bazawule, one of the filmmakers behind Beyonce‘s ‘Black Is King’, is set to direct.

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  1. KeyLoLo August 27, 2021

    They doing wayyyy too much..and they seriously love shoving this girl down peoples throats

  2. Chris August 27, 2021

    The Color Purple actually lost ALL of its Academy Award nominations so it’s not an Academy Award winning film as stated in the article above.

  3. marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) August 27, 2021

    Gurl bye💅🏿 The movie will bomb like yo debut album. You have my word…. Coz nobody cares. U ain’t Lady gaga so u won’t have A star is born moment. FOH🤳🏻

  4. Musiqlovah August 28, 2021

    It would be a huge mistake by the Creative team to not cast Fantasia as Miss Ceelie. She actually did a great job in this role and her musical ability to capture pain and transfer it onto audiences is what puts her talent above the others.

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