Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton Make a “Joyful Noise” in Hollywood

What happens when you mix old school with a bigger than life persona? You inherit a vast amount of sass and craziness in the economically stressed town of Pacashau, Georgia. Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton team up where the satire is fierce, so is the music in Joyful Noise, a new film based on a gospel choir looking to capture a national competition.

BY: Corine Gatti


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Fix me Jesus was authentic [Latifah sang this solo]. Can you talk about that scene?

QL: You have no idea. Yeah. I believe it was authentic. I definitely have my own issues that I deal with in life--my own challenges that I face. My mom was even hospitalized during the filming of this movie so. Times like that you know you really… when you’re feeling kind of low—it’s just like that… I felt Vi Rose. What she was going through was easy for me to kind of sort of be a conduit because I have my own challenges that I was facing in life. I was talking to God myself. You know, “Fix me Jesus.”

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