LaChanze, Broadway’s original Celie actress, calls out movie producers; She wants royalties for the lyrics she added

LaChanze is the first actress to play the role of Celie in the musical version of The color Purple and now he has a message for the film’s producers.

The 62-year-old actress won a Tony Award in 2006 for Best Actress in a Musical for her work in the original production of The color Purple. Fantasia Barrino, who plays Celie in the film, took over the role six months after LaChanze left the show.

LaChanze took to Twitter on Tuesday (December 26) to share his opinion on the film and make a demand to the producers.

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She said: β€œI get a lot of DMs and posts about why I was left out of the press as the original Celie in @TheColorPurple (musical). I’m excited about the success of the movie! Happy for everyone involved. However, I do want to receive my royalties for the lyrics I added to ‘I’M HERE’. πŸ’œβ€

In an interview with TimeLaChanze says the musical’s composers asked her to describe how she felt while playing Celie.

“I said, ‘I want to flirt with someone, I know I have my sister.’ She can’t be with me. But she is still my sister and I know she loves me and my children. I didn’t put it together like they did, but they put into the song my feelings, my emotions, and my thoughts about what I was experiencing as the actor who plays Celie. That’s why I like to say I helped write the song,” she said.

Listen to Fantasia’s version of the song “I’m Here.”

The film exceeded expectations on its opening day and went to number one at the box office!

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I get a lot of DMs and posts about why I was left out of the press as the original Celie in the @The color Purple (musical). I’m excited about the success of the movie! Happy for everyone involved. However, I do want to receive my royalties for the lyrics I added to “I’M HERE.” πŸ’œ

-LaChanze (@laChanze) December 26, 2023

Categories: Biography
Source: vcmp.edu.vn

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