If ever a day came that the 1978 remake of “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Wiz,” were to be remade itself, the first actress in line for the lead role would be Naturi Naughton. We caught up with the star of the new Starz series “Power” down in New Orleans for Essence Festival and asked her about her new role (and what it’s like to play the wife of the very fine Omari Hardwick) but we also asked about her dreams of playing Patti LaBelle on screen one day. That’s when Naturi let us know Auntie Patti isn’t the only star role she’s got her eye on. She also wouldn’t mind taking Diana Ross’s slot as the new Dorothy Gale if that musical were to ever be remade. Think she can pull it off?
Check out Naturi’s full interview in the video above.