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Ledisi, Columbus Short & More Take Us Inside The Making Of 'Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story'
After the screening of Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story, attendees at the 2022 ESSENCE Festival of Culture sat in on a Q+A panel with the creatives who took part in the film, including entertainers Ledisi,Vanessa Estelle Williams and Columbus Short, director Vince Allen, and writer Ericka Malone.
When asked about the casting process for the iconic Mahaila Jackson herself, Malone didn’t hesitate to sing Ledisi’s praises. “We wanted to have a woman who can play it and embody this character,” she said. “And there was nobody better in our hearts than Ledisi.” This sentiment was shared amongst the members of the panel and the audience, who had recently watched the film.