Jill Scott is making history with her new HBO series “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” which premieres Sunday, March 29, at 8 P.M. EST. She plays Mma Ramotswe, a local detective in Botswana whose intuition is unmatched. Scott’s new buzzworthy role reminds us of other on-screen curvaceous cuties we love.
Talk-show titan Oprah Winfrey stole our hearts as Sofia in “The Color Purple.” She was sassy, sweet and full of self-respect. Harpo fell in love, but got more than he bargained for when he thought laying his hands on her would calm her down. In the end, their love definitely conquered all.
In “Beauty Shop,” Gina (Queen Latifah) finds love right underneath her nose with her neighbor Joe (Djimon Hounsou), who lives above her salon. Gina definitely embraced her curves and was happy to learn her outfit made her butt look big early in the movie.
Loretta Devine always captures our attention—and the fellas are looking too. In “This Christmas” she stars as Ma’Dere, a mother who’s raised a family while still finding time for herself with a second chance at love with Joe (Delroy Lindo). And who can forget her sexy sashay crossing the street while Gregory Hines looked on in “Waiting to Exhale.”
In the beloved film adaptation of “Sex and the City,” Louise (Jennifer Hudson) reminds the show’s heroine Carrie of the power of love. The bag-renting frugal fashionista had budget shopping down to a science. In the end, Louise leaves the big city to marry her hometown boyfriend, but definitely leaves her mark.
Mo’Nique was definitely mo’ to love in “Phat Girlz” as aspiring fashion designer Jazmin Biltmore.
Even being showered with attention and affection from Dr. Tunde Jonathan (Jimmy Jean-Louis) wasn’t enough to keep her happy, until she realized true love starts with yourself.
Jill Scott solidified her place in the acting world in Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married?” Her character Sheila is heartbroken to discover her man is creeping with her best friend, and she feels her weight is to blame for his disinterest. A handsome sheriff named Troy (Lamman Rucker) reminds her beauty starts from within and loves her just the way she is.
Rachel “Nanny” Crosby (S. Epatha Merkerson) is the mother of the community in “Lackawanna Blues.” And as a cougar with curves, she has a special place in her heart for her younger hubby Bill, played by Terrence Howard.
Effie (Jennifer Hudson) and Curtis (Jamie Foxx) mix business and pleasure in “Dreamgirls” when the singer falls hard for the group’s manager. He breaks her heart, but she has the last laugh after learning to be true to herself.
Lisa Nicole Carson was the crazy friend we all know in “Love Jones.” We even forgive her for getting cozy with Denzel Washington in “Devil Wears a Blue Dress,” as a woman who uses her sexy curves to get what she wants.