Oprah Winfrey talked about her lead role in the drama film “The Color Purple”produced in 1985, in the magazine “Essence” underlining that the motivation to play Sophia was not the money as she revealed her salary was 35,000 dollars.

I can’t explain to you what that meant to me, I wanted more than anything in my life to play in ‘The Color Purple,” the media mogul told the stars of the new film adaptation, Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson, HER and Fantasia Barino.

They only gave me $35,000 to play in that movie, and it was the best money I’ve ever made. They changed everything and taught me so much».

The film tells the story of three women who share a unique bond. It is based on the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker and directed by Blitz Bazawule. Through the struggles, difficulties they encounter, the joys and twists of their lives, brotherly love is what unites them.

Addressing the new stars, Winfrey added: “Having all of you beautiful women witness the story as it unfolds means so much…Anyone who comes to see our film will be moved. And he will be redeemed. So I thank you for the blessing.”

It is noted that Danielle Brooks will play the heroine embodied by Winfrey in 1985, while she joins forces with Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones in the production.