Fantasia! The Color Purple star receives Golden Globe Nomination
Fantasia Taylor has received a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Ms. Celie in The Color Purple remake.
The singer/actress is nominated in the category: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.
I’m so happy she decided to say yes to Opah, besides t’s hard to turn down Mrs. Winfrey.
But that’s exactly what she did when Oprah approached her in 2021 to play Celie, an abused and uneducated Southern Black woman at the turn of the 20th century, in a big-screen musical reimagining of the classic film and Alice Walker’s novel.
Sixteen years ago, when she was in her early 20s, Barrino-Taylor had played the role on Broadway, but it had been a traumatic rather than triumphant experience. “My life was in shambles,” Barrino, now 39, shared with Variety, explaining how draining it was to portray Celie’s harrowing journey for eight shows a week. “I carried her every day, all day, and I didn’t like that feeling.”
But she realized that, in the movies, unlike onstage, the audience could have access to Celie’s inner monologue, giving the character, who rarely speaks, more of a voice. “You get to see how she made it through some of this stuff,” the singer/actress notes. So she said yes.
And we’re happy she did! She’s been glowing and serving us major looks on the press tour for the highly anticipated movie.