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Oprah Winfrey Reflects on Her 'The Color Purple' Role, 35 Years Later

Oprah Winfrey Reflects on Her 'The Color Purple' Role, 35 Years Later

Oprah Winfrey is looking back.

The 66-year-old mogul opened up about her role in The Color Purple, which premiered 35 years ago, in an emotional Instagram post on Sunday (December 20).

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“35 years ago today, #TheColorPurple premiered. I’ve never wanted anything in my life more than I wanted to be in that movie,” she captioned the post.

“When I read the book the first time, I bought copies to hand them out to people. I told everyone I wanted to be in the movie. It was that deep. And one faithful morning, @quincyjones saw me on AM Chicago, said I should audition, and the rest is movie history! So here’s to the powerful messages I still carry from that movie. And for all the moviegoers who still recite this scene to me until this day! 💜💜💜 The Color Purple is available at participating digital retailers.”

She also revealed the Christmas gift she received from Meghan Markle.

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