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Christina Bell Plays ‘Twinkie Clark’ In ‘The Clark Sisters’ Biopic

Christina Bell Plays ‘Twinkie Clark’ In ‘The Clark Sisters’ Biopic

“A couple of years ago I went out to Essence Fest and did a tribute for The Clark Sisters, and then three years later I’m like, ‘What the heck. I’m in their movie?'” the gospel performer tells the Recording Academy

Gospel singer Christina Bell is having a heavenly year. Not only has the Shreveport, Louisiana native recently released a chart-topping single called “Going,” which is co-written by Isaiah Templeton and Shamarr Blake, and produced by D. Jamel Kimbrough, but Bell just wrapped filming the Lifetime biopic The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies Of Gospel, where she portrays Twinkie Clark. 

Christina Bell

Executive produced by Queen LatifahMary J. Blige and Missy ElliottThe Clark Sisters will premiere early next year. As she talks about it, Bell, who spent nearly two decades singing in the gospel group Zie’l with Crystal Kay Bell and Keyondra Shane Lockett, lets out a little yelp of excitement. First of all, AHHH!” she exclaims over the phone. “It’s definitely a very thrilling and exciting adventure to be on right now. My first day, of course, I was super-duper nervous. But then it calmed down once I got the hang of it. It’s been amazing ever since.”

Now that she’s wrapped shooting, Bell is working on her second solo album, which is due to arrive later this year via Malaco Records. The Recording Academy sat down with Bell to talk about everything she’s been working on lately, including what we can expect on her upcoming solo work and what it was like to hang out with the real Twinkie Clark when preparing for her role.

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August 6th, 2019

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