Tonight Lifetime debuted Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia, a biopic on the lifetime of gospel legend Mahalia Jackson, starring Danielle Brooks. The film shared private particulars of Jackson’s life even followers of the singer more than likely didn’t know. And as co-executive producer of the TV movie, there was one element particularly Brooks made a degree to incorporate.
“It was the difficulty of not with the ability to be a mom,” Brooks tells ESSENCE. “I simply know that’s very troublesome for girls and when that chance was taken away from her having a hysterectomy, that, to me — I grew to become a co-executive producer of the challenge, and as soon as they gave me room to share my opinion that was one of many issues I made very clear we’ve to have. We’ve to inform this story and present the complexity of a lady desirous to be a mom and never having that skill. That was essential to me.”
Mahalia additionally delves into the New Orleans’ native’s fierce love of the lord, her entrepreneurial endeavors, and her relationship with Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights motion. Take a look at our dialog with Brooks within the video above and catch the encore airings of Mahalia on Lifetime this Easter weekend.