Patti LaBelle Turned Down Color Purple Over Same-Sex Kiss
But, having seen the film, which is now among her favorites, the singer fears she missed a great opportunity to show off her acting skills.
LaBelle says, "I told Steven Spielberg I couldn't be in his film... I wasn't kissing a woman. I regret it because it was just acting. She (Shug) was in the tub, but it wasn't as bad as I thought. So after I saw the movie, I said, 'Maybe I shouldn't have gotten so nervous about doing something that's acting.' I should have shut up and just done the screen test and maybe I would have been Shug Avery."
-Patti LaBelle Pictures
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