- Jamie Foxx has become the first black actor to voice a lead role in a Pixar movie
- Jamie Foxx shared that the movie Soul has already been streamed 1.7 billion times
- The US superstar, who made history, shared that he is happy to have been part of the film
Jamie Foxx made history by becoming the first black person to voice a lead role in a Pixar movie. The veteran US actor took to social media on Sunday, 24 January and shared that he was happy to be part of the animated film titled Soul.
The superstar shared that the film officially the number one-streamed show. It has hit 1.7 billion streams since its release in December 2020. Jamie thanked everyone who watched the "beautiful film". The popular thespian wrote:
"Whoa!! So happy to be a part of this ground breaking movie... SOUL is officially the number one streamed programme with 1.7 billion streams!!! The first black lead in Disney Pixar film history... What a moment. Thank you to everyone who has supported and been entertained by this beautiful film, it has truly touched our souls."
Pixar is an American computer animation studio based in Emeryville, California, a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios and owned by The Walt Disney Company.
Jamie's peers in the entertainment industry flooded his comment section to congratulate him and share their thoughts on the movie. Check out some of their comments below:
Antonique Smith wrote:
"Congrats!!! It was a masterpiece! Great message! And you were amazing as usual."
Steven Taylor said:
"Well-deserved. Was an amazing movie!"
Carling Jackson commented:
Tori Deal said:
"It’s the best."
Bresha Webb wrote:
"I love this movie."
Porscha Coleman said:
"That’s amazing news. So happy and proud of you."
Kierra Sheard added:
"Such a great message behind it! So good! Congratulations!!!"
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Keyshia Cole and Ashanti trended on social media following their epic Verzuz battle on Thursday night, 21 January. The two singers belted out their new and old tunes during the battle.
Even though both the superstars arrived late for the show, their fans were impressed when the musicians finally performed. Keyshia sang her hits such as I Changed My Mind, and Enough of No Love, among others. Ashanti performed her hot tracks including Happy, The Way I Love You and Don't Leave Me Alone.
Both the musicians also gave their fans a taste of their new music. They both sand new songs during the battle. The artists' impressed fans flooded social media during and after the show to share their thoughts on their battle. Twitter was divided over who won the hotly contested Verzuz battle.
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