"It's one of the great emotional moments for me in my whole career," Danny says. "It's transformative. The movie itself is transformative. ... It was the beginning of all three of our careers in some sense. The Color Purple was the moment when things began to take off."
Danny says there are still some scenes that are difficult for him to watch. And his grandmother felt the same way. "Somebody showed her The Color Purple when it came out on home video," he says. "She walked out of there so mad, and she said: 'That boy know he was raised better than that. I'm gonna get a switch.' She was around 92 then."