Danielle Brooks takes on her biggest role to date starring, as the Queen of Gospel, Mahalia Jackson in the Lifetime biopic Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia premiering on Saturday (April 3) at 8 PM ET.
The Grammy-Award-winning actress honors Jackson’s legacy as the film focuses on her civil rights activism and determination to not bend or break as a prolific gospel singer. Handpicked to star as the artist, Brooks did not have to audition for the role and her star power talent proves just that.
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Sitting down with BET.com, the 31-year-old shares how she used her voice in the writer’s room to make sure an important scene was kept in the film about the legendary Gospel songstress.