Jamie Foxx Gives Beautiful Tribute To Marla Gibbs After ‘Jeffersons’ Remake
Jamie Foxx took to Instagram on May 24 to express his gratitude after being selected to play the role of George Jefferson for the Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons broadcast.
Via Instagram, Jamie Foxx addressed his fans as he gave admiration to Marla Gibbs.
“As I write this caption, tears are welling up in my eyes,” Jamie writes, “thinking about when she walked into that apartment and delivered those iconic lines, it was reminiscent of how she walked into all of our lives over 40 years ago and changed us forever…with her quick wit and sharp tongue, she challenged George and us as a society every day.”
“She took a character of service and turned it into a character of strength and honor…she made us laugh…she made us cry… with confidence and ease… and she made us rush to that TV with the knobs on it and tune into her soul. And now to be in her presence, I am humbled… don’t know how GOD blessed me so much, but I’ll take it… @marlagibbs4real at 88 years young you still take our breath away…”