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Danielle Brooks Says Jennifer Hudson Suggested She Play Mahalia Jackson

Actress Danielle Brooks says a passing comment made by good friend Jennifer Hudson that she was the perfect person to play legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson “opened up a can of worms”. Now, that idea has become a reality as Brooks stars in the Lifetime movie "Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia", which follows the singer’s career and civil rights activism alongside Martin Luther King Jr.

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