I Rewatched Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple After Seeing The Musical, And I Appreciate Whoopi Goldberg’s Celie Even More Now

After watching the new The Color Purple musical, I decided to check out the original film again – and now, I have a whole new appreciation for Celie (Whoopi Goldberg’s Celie, that is). 

So here’s the thing – I love the original The Color Purple. I saw it for the first time many years ago when I was in high school, and I remember it being one of the few films that made me sob my absolute eyes out because I couldn’t believe what I was watching. It was heartwrenching in the worst ways, but it uplifted my soul so high I couldn’t stop thinking about it for years. 

It’s been nearly eight years since I graduated high school, and I haven’t seen Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple in a long time. And, with the new musical out, I thought it would be a good idea to rewatch the original film before checking out this new version – and I have to say that after, I have a whole new appreciation for Whoopi Goldberg’s Celie. These are my reasons why. 

Screenshot of Whoopi Goldberg as Celie in The Color Purple trailer

(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

First Of All, Whoopi Goldberg’s Acting Is Incredible As Always

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