Fantasia Barrino plays Celie in “Violet“, in theaters Monday.
A viral clip of her singing during a table read has impressed fans on social media.
Parrino plays Celie for the second time, following its 2007 Broadway run.
Fantasia Parrino played Celiethe heroine of Alice Walker's book The Color Purple, twice now.
Firstly on Broadway from April 2007 to January 2008. And currently in the hit musical produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, which opened Monday.
According to the Associated Press, A Role She was reluctant to reprise, but eventually agreed to take on the role.
“I'm glad I didn't let my fear of my previous experience with Sealy, because of where my life was at the time, hold me back from doing something great,” Parrino said. “I'm riding high now.”
On social media, fans agree that she was the right choice for the role.
A new clip circulating on X, which was formerly called Twitter, shows Parrino during a production table read, when the actors read the script together.
Parrino was seen singing “I'm Here,” one of the film's most famous songs, with only a small microphone attached to her shirt. Fans were amazed by the raw power of her voice without any accompanying instruments or vocals.
“Wow, her performance was amazing! She really brought the character to life,” wrote User X @franklyankish.
“For Fantasia to move me like this and this was on the table,” the user wrote. @Boytrapbradshaw A different version of the video posted on December 24 reads, “You better support The Color Purple tomorrow.”
“I am forever grateful to Fantasia,” he said. @iamMelsmith. “What a voice. What a soul.”
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