Oprah Winfrey Declares It A ‘Purple Christmas’ Ahead of ‘The Color Purple’ Premiere

Oprah Winfrey’s “The Color Purple” is set to hit theaters on Christmas Day and the billionaire media mogul wants us all in purple for the special occasion.

The OWN creator took to Instagram on May 23 to let everyone know they have six months to get their outfits ready for “The Color Purple” premiere.

“Y’all have six months to get your purple wear for opening day of #TheColorPurple cause it’s gonna be a purple Christmas 💜💜💜,” Winfrey captioned her post.

In the video, she sports a lavish purple satin two-piece while shopping for more items that are “all things purple.”

“Ok y’all have seen the trailer, and I’m giving you six months to get your outfit together for opening day,” Winfrey declared.

“All things purple. What cha gon wear? The color purple. Mmmm hmm,” she said while doing a little shimmy.


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Winfrey’s post came the same day Warner Bros. released the official trailer for her and Steven Spielberg’s “The Color Purple” musical starring Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Halle Bailey, Danielle Brooks, H.E.R., and more.

The trailer highlights Fantasia’s emotional performance after reprising her Broadway role to make her major motion picture debut, as noted by Variety. Brooks also reprises her role of Sofia which garnered her a 2016 Tony nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

The remake reintroduces the character made famous in the 1985 original that starred Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah WInfrey, Danny Glover, and Margare Avery, among others. This time around, joining Fantasia who plays Celie, and Brooks’ Sofia, is “The Little Mermaid” star Halle Bailey who plays the younger version of Celie’s estranged sister Nettie, Taraji P. Henson as Shug Avery, Colman Domingo as Mister, H.E.R. as Squeak, Corey Hawkins as Harpo, and Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor as Mama.

Social media has been praising the trailer and expressing their excitement to go see the musical film on opening day.

“Y’all got until December 1st to the original Color Purple,” one fan tweeted.

“Yall are not ready for Fantasia in the color purple movie! Just know she’s going to kill it just like she did on stage!” another user added.

One Twitter user expressed their excitement to follow Oprah’s rule to wear purple on opening day.

It looks like it will be a purple Christmas this year and for good reason!

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