Fantasia Barrino Shines in 'The Color Purple'
Fantasia Barrino is grateful to star in 2023’s The Color Purple after overcoming personal obstacles including financial problems and attempted suicide.
Barrino's rise from poverty to music stardom was documented in her memoir-turned-Lifetime movie, Life Is Not a Fairy Tale.
Barrino is inspired to work alongside women she admires, including Taraji P. Henson, Halle Bailey, H.E.R., and Danielle Brooks.
The Color Purple musical on Broadway from 2007 to 2008 is part of Barrino's journey.
Director Blitz Bazawule convinced Barrino to reprise the role with a new dimension of hope added to Celie’s character.