Oprah resurrects ‘Color Purple’ character for OWN ad with Tyler Perry
In a new online ad heralding Tyler Perry’s move to the OWN cable network at the end of May, talk show host Oprah Winfrey resurrects her most iconic acting role to date.
In remarkably uncanny make-up and costume, Winfrey reprises her Oscar-nominated performance as Sofia from the 1985 drama The Color Purple.
Her co-star in this sure-to-go-viral clip is none other than Perry himself, in full Madea drag.
Perry is planning to debut a new series on OWN starting May 28th, following a long, successful stint on TBS.
Does this ad make you want to tune into Oprah’s channel?
Check out the video above and let us know what you think in the comments.