"For Colored Girls" Interview

Uploaded on Wednesday 3 November 2010



"For Colored Girls" from writer/director Tyler Perry opens this Friday, Nov. 5th. Based on Ntozake Shange's play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf," the film features a celebrated cast including Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Whoopi Goldberg, and Macy Gray.

"For Colored Girls" portrays each of the women in the collection of twenty poems in order to shine a light on the issues that impact "women in general and "women of color in particular."

In this interview, I talked to Tessa Thompson (Nyla/Purple) and Thandie Newton (Tangie/Orange) and we discussed:

*** What got them interested in making the film?
*** The significance of their names (each represents a color) and the title



Language: English

Length: 3:50

Country: United States