*On THE REAL airing Wednesday, March 2nd, award-winning recording artist H.E.R. talks about being cast in the musical film adaption of “The Color Purple,” her first acting role.
H.E.R., you also recently been cast in your first film role, and it’s a big one, you’re going to be starring as Squeak in the new movie adaptation of “The Color Purple” with a great cast. How does it feel that this is your first part?
Ah man, you have no idea. I mean, it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do. Like Adrienne, I’ve looked up to you. I’ve looked up to all of you but like, you know, you have a very special place in my heart since I was a kid and so to be in that position now and to be able to sing and act in a film is so dope, it’s so surreal. I feel like I’m on my way to an EGOT and hopefully then win an Oscar as an actress. It’s such an iconic film, so to be part of it is really, really dope.
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Thank you for that.
How did you find out that you got the part?
Oh my gosh, I talked to the director Blitz. And at first, it was a musical conversation, because, he was like, you’re know we’re doing this film, it’s going to be music, it’s going to be remix, something you won’t expect. Then, we were just having conversations about the music and just kind of vibing and then later on, the conversation turned into a role, and I was like, ‘oh my gosh, oh my gosh.’ And it became real for me and then we just both got really excited, and I was ready, I was like, ok, let’s do this.”
This episode airs Wednesday, March 2nd on THE REAL— check local listings.
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