But I never did.
Margaret Avery had been around for quite some time, long before The Color Purple. I may have seen her in something other than The Color Purple, maybe in another pic or on a TV show. After all, she’s been around since the 70s.
She’s been in about a dozen films since The Color Purple (I didn’t see them) and she’s done some television; so she is working (good) and she will be in Tyler Perry’s upcoming film, Meet The Browns.
She’s aging now. And although roles may await her, she’ll never be another Shug Avery. I wish we could have seen more of her.
I really enjoyed her in the role. She was perfectly cast. She nailed it!
She was nominated for Best Spporting Actress for her effort; but, like many of her peers, she remained underrated, underworked and underappreciated.
I wanted to highlight her here, if for no other reason than to pay tribute to one fine performance, one moment in time.