“I heard about it,” Oprah interjected, and Taraji chimed in, “And you corrected it for us.”
Danielle Brooks revealed they were denied crucial amenities such as dressing rooms and food at the beginning of their rehearsals. The Grammy award-winning actress praised Taraji P. Henson for her role in “getting things fixed.”
“I mean, I have been watching her (Taraji) from the beginning. And to just have someone be a guide for us. Be our voice box. I remember when we first came in for the rehearsal, and they put us all in the same space. We didn’t have our own dressing room at the time. They did not give us food,” Brooks said during a Q&A with The Color Purple cast.
According to Danielle Brooks, the Golden Globe-winning actress stood up for her colleagues and got things done.
“And that’s what I appreciate because you were our voice. But you spoke up for us and showed me how to do that. But what I really enjoyed is your sisterhood is authentic. It is real,” Brooks continued.
Additionally, Brooks, who played Sofia in the musical, spoke about how she interpreted the poor treatment from the studio.