Halle Bailey is on top of the world after the Los Angeles premiere of The Color Purple at the Academy Museum. The 23-year-old actress was thrilled with her red carpet look and couldn’t stop gushing about it on Instagram.
In an Instagram post, Bailey shared several photos of herself in a custom Off-White multi-layered maroon gown. She added statement-piece earrings and a bold, dark red lip to complete her look. Bailey expressed her gratitude to Off-White for creating the dress and said she felt like a princess.
The upcoming film is an adaptation of the Alice Walker novel and the Tony-winning Broadway musical it inspired. Bailey was announced as Nettie in the Oprah Winfrey-produced movie in February 2022. Winfrey, who made her film debut as Sofia in the 1985 movie version, attended the L.A. premiere along with other cast members.
The movie also features Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson, Corey Hawkins, David Alan Grier, Colman Domingo, H.E.R., Ciara, and Deon Cole. Winfrey has described The Color Purple as a story that is important culturally and artistically.
Filmmaker Blitz Bazawule, who helmed Beyoncé’s Black Is King, called the original 1985 movie “one of the cornerstones of culture, certainly Black culture.” An official description for the movie describes it as a “bold new take on the beloved classic” about “the extraordinary sisterhood of three women who share one unbreakable bond.”
The Color Purple is set to arrive in theaters on Dec. 25. Bailey is excited for audiences to see the film and experience the powerful story. She is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such a moving film and can’t wait for everyone to see it.
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