On Monday, Oprah (Winfrey — in case you were wondering which Oprah I was talking about) had the entire cast of The Color Purple on her show. As a person who looks for ways to incorporate quotes from this classic into everyday conversation as often as possible, I was in heaven! Oprah is just showing off this last season — I can’t take it.
But I digress.
There are tons of great quotables in this film, but I think the scene below is one of — if not THE — most memorable scene from TCP:
OooohWeeee!!! Her emotion is palpable.
Well. This morning I was
subjected treated to the trailer for the new movie “Winnie” based on the life of Winnie Mandela and starring Jennifer Hudson as the lead. And… Terrance Howard as Nelson Mandela? Word? For reals? I’m saying — I’m all for equal opportunity employment, but motion picture casting probably isn’t the ideal field for the visually and aurally impaired.
Please watch this trailer. PLEASE??!??? And we’ll discuss on the other side.
OK… So. OK… OK.
First off, have the people who made this film ever laid eyes on Nelson Mandela??!?? And secondly, was his South African accent not the absolute worst you’ve heard like EVER? Geez Louise, I’m baffled by the way actors and musicians from other countries can lock down the American accent to the point where you can’t even believe they’re not American when you hear them speak — Toni Colette, Idris Elba, Chiwitel Ejiofor, etc. But when American actors try to do any other accent it sounds utterly ridiculous.
Seriously, after the first day of shooting I can’t understand why they continued making this movie. I guess Jenny has enough Oscars already — so why not… But if I were directing or financing this film I’d have watched Terrance Howard’s first set of dailies and thrown in the towel. And then I would have beat the crap out of him with it like Joe Jackson did in “The Jacksons: An American Dream” for wasting my time and my money. I could go on and on about how bad this is gonna be, but I will simply leave you with this:
“I loves Jennifer Hudson, God knows I do. But you’d have to kill me dead ‘fore I go to the theatre to see this mess.”
Post Script: I have already vowed that I will not watch a single episode of “Law & Order LA” unless or until Terrance grows a mustache. It’s just unnatural for a grown ass Black man.
4 thoughts on “I’m wit cha, Miss Sophia a.k.a. Why Terrance Howard should just quit”
LOLOLOL You have done it again EJ. His accent was the worst.
ERIN! When I sae the trailer I thought the SAME THING!!!!!!!! I’m gonna post this on my fb page.
Ok, I said on FB that I would not watch the trailer but that was before I knew you had posted the link in the blog and since I’m your #1 fan, I had to follow directions and watch. It was just as bad or even worse than I anticipated…Boo for this! No wonder Winnie wanted know parts of this, she probably heard the names of the acts and said, I’m good.
Try watching LOLA every other week. I do. They switch DA offices, and I really like watching Regina Hall in a serious role finally. I didn’t know you could get worse as an actor. How does that happen? He must have taken an advanced acting class at the Tom Cruise School of Reading Your Own Press. I like TC in Outsiders, Taps and…nothing else since.