This morning on NBC’s TODAY, Matt Lauer sat down with Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson, and Blair Underwood to chat about their new Broadway-inspired movie, “The Trip to Bountiful,” focusing on a strong-willed household. The three stars treated viewers by singing out the show with Cicely’s favorite hymn "Blessed Assurance." The film airs Sat., March 8 on Lifetime.
“I had no idea it was even being thought about. I had no idea,” Cecily, who took home a Tony award for her performance, said in response to having fears taking it to the next step. “When it was brought to me, I thought, ‘That's not possible. How are you going to do that? How are you going to go from the broad, loud projection to a little intimate piece?’ Which is the difference between the two makings. I didn't think it was possible, and I said that. So it was very difficult for me.”