‘Mahalia’: Danielle Brooks Used Her Voice, Writers Room

Written by on April 2, 2021

Danielle Brooks takes on her largest position up to now starring, because the Queen of Gospel, Mahalia Jackson within the Lifetime biopic Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia premiering on Saturday (April 3) at eight PM ET.

The Grammy-Award-winning actress honors Jackson’s legacy because the movie focuses on her civil rights activism and willpower to not bend or break as a prolific gospel singer.  Handpicked to star because the artist, Brooks didn’t need to audition for the position and her star energy expertise proves simply that. 

RELATED: Watch The Powerful Trailer For The Mahalia Jackson Biopic Produced By Robin Roberts

Sitting down with BET.com, the 31-year-old shares how she used her voice within the author’s room to ensure an vital scene was saved within the movie in regards to the legendary Gospel songstress. 

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