Oprah Winfrey Explains Why She Did Not Appear In The New ‘Color Purple’ Film

Oprah Winfrey played Sofia in ‘The Color Purple’ in 1985. But she refused to do a cameo in the 2023 version of the film unlike her on-screen counterpart Whoopie Goldberg.

‘Purple’ which hit venues on Christmas day is centred around the nice 1985 film of a similar name featuring Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg in leading roles.

While the first ‘Purple’ was a period show film, the repeated form of the film is a transitioning melodic period dramatization featuring Capriccio Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, and Danielle Creeks in lead roles.

Whoopie Goldberg who played –Celie– in the first movie also has a milestone appearance in the movie yet Oprah Winfrey who played Sofia in the 1985 Stevan Spielberg executive didn’t return as a cast part. She by the way, co-produced the 2023 interpretation of the film.

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In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Oprah who is co-creating the film uncovered why she declined playing appearance in ‘Purple’ subsequent to really thinking about it.

“A Cameo would’ve been good in the church scene, but I thought it would be distracting when Sofia is getting married that if the old original Sofia was just one of the people in the church,” Oprah said. Danielle Brooks takes on the role of Sofia in the 2023 iteration of ‘The Color Purple’.

One more explanation that assumed a part in Oprah declining her appearance was the spread of Coronavirus at the hour of the shooting.

“They were shooting that in the middle of Georgia when COVID was [spreading]. Like, OK, well I ain’t sitting in the church all day anyway,” she said.

Meanwhile, in the 2023 cut of ‘The Color Purple’, Whoopie, who featured as Celie in the first film, played the role of a midwife in the latest version.

Oprah Winfrey, the co-producer of The Color Purple and Whoopie Goldberg’s 1985 costar appreciated Whoopi’s cameo in the latest adaptation of the film. She described it as, “a wonderful Easter egg for audiences who have appreciated the film over the years, for the diehards, and a lovely homage to Whoopi.”

‘The Color Purple’ which hit the theater on Christmas Day is already on the path to be a box office success with an $18 million opening day, the second largest Christmas Day opening since Sherlock Holmes in 2009.

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