“Celie” Was Called “Ugly” in “The Color Purple” But Check Her Out NOW!

Posted On : September 24, 2015

The Color Purple film is one of those movies that will always hold a special place in our hearts. Ever since 1985 it’s been a cult classic. There were many memorable characters in the film and one of the most memorable ones was the young “Celie.” Remember her? She played the younger version of Whoopi Goldberg’s character. Her name is Desreta Jackson and we’ve been wondering for years where she’s been and now we know!

Consistently Dubbed As Being "Ugly"

In the movie she was consistently dubbed as being "ugly" but in real life that is the farthest thing from the truth! Turn the page to see how she went from being "ugly Celie" to beautiful Desreta now...
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If you thought she was done with entertainment, think again. Our girl Desreta is now a producer, director, and yep, she’s still an actress. She said, “I’m at the point in my life where I want to educate and leave behind more than just the fact that I was born.” And that’s why she says she signed on to be the producer for the Nat Turner story, which was written by Kenya Cagle, and it will be directed by the legendary Bill Duke. Anything Duke touches is bound to be a phenomenal piece of work, so we’ll definitely be on the lookout for this one.
Overall Desreta Jackson has made “Celie” proud. We love to see Old School celebs still having success doing what they’re passionate about and we can’t wait to see what else Desreta has in store. Keep doing your thing Ms. Jackson, we see you!
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