Anika Noni Rose brings back Disney's first black princess for a special Sofia the First episode

December 11, 2014 5:55 PM

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It was eight years ago tonight. The Los Angeles premiere of Dreamgirls. And while it seemed like all of Hollywood had turned out to catch the West Coast debut of this DreamWorks / Paramount co-production at Beverly Hills' Wilshire Theatre, only a select few were then invited back to Eddie Murphy's house for the after-premiere party.

"And I was actually invited to that party. But I had to tell Mr. Eddie Murphy 'No.' I couldn't go to his big fancy Hollywood party because I had an audition the next morning," Anika Noni Rose recalled during a recent phone interview. "And because I really needed to be in strong voice the following m...

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