Steven Spielberg
Although Steven couldn't be in Chicago with Quincy and the cast of The Color Purple, he reminisces about making the film from his office. In this room, Steven points out the very couch Oprah and Willard were sitting on when he told them they had the parts!

"I can't believe it's been 25 years," he says. "I want to say hi to everybody from the cast who made it onto your show. I wish I was there with you."

Steven says he just returned from shooting the film War Horse, which is why he couldn't make it to the reunion. "I am an exhausted war horse right now, but I couldn't at least turn to the camera and just say, 'I love all of you,'" he says. "This was my first grown-up movie. Even though we were all kids together, what came out the other end is something that I think we'll be proud of for the rest of our lives. I can't imagine my life today without The Color Purple having been a part of it."

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FROM: Whoopi Goldberg and 25 Years Later: The Color Purple Reunion
Published on November 15, 2010


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