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All-star female cast in 'For Colored Girls'

November 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Writer-director Tyler Perry is the man behind the big screen interpretation of the classic play, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf." He shortened the title to "For Colored Girls" and recruited an all-star ensemble of women.Among the stars are Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson, Kimberly Elise, Phylicia Rashad, Loretta Devine and Thandie Newton.

"There's so much there, all the actresses offer so much in every story and every performance, that there's something for you depending upon what it is you need. Whatever you need, it's there. It's so personal," said Elise.

"I enjoyed it. I remember being on the rooftop and trying to stay in character, and just watching, just observing, and just learning so much from watching each one of them," said Jackson.

Jackson will soon be allowing us a peek into her own life. In January, she's set to release a book titled "True You."

"It's a self-help book. You know, people have asked me about the weight loss, weight gain, the regime, the nutrition, and instead of just writing about that I wanted to go to the very, very beginning to what may have brought it on and that goes to my childhood," said Jackson.

"So there are anecdotes throughout my entire life from childhood to today. And it shows you where some of those things may have stemmed from or stories/things that happened in my life that make me who I am really and issues that I went through and just sharing them, hoping that a child or a teen or an adult may be able to relate and see that there's light at the end of this tunnel," she added.

"For Colored Girls" also features Whoopi Goldberg and Macy Gray. It's rated R.