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Studio 5: Entertaining Royalty

Studio 5 sits down with the queen of gospel music, the star of the film Queen of Katwe, and the star of the movie Deep Water Horizon. Read Transcript


Efrem: SECONDS AWAY

ON "STUDIO 5"...

*

* WE'RE GOING TO TEAR YOUR

KINGDOM DOWN *

Efrem: SITTING DOWN

WITH A PASTO LEGEND, PASTOR

SHIRLEY.

I'D LIKE TO DO MORE

ACTING.

Efrem: THERE IS NORE

ACTING IN PASTOR CAESAR'S

FUTURE.

BUT, FIRST, SHE HAS SOME

NEW MUSIC TO SHARE.

AND...

* I'M LIVING PROOF GRACE

WINS EVERY TIME *

Efrem: ...AN

ENCOURAGING MESSAGE FROM

GRAMMY NOMINATED RECORDING

ARTIST MATTHEW WEST IN

"STUDIO 5," WHICH STARTS

NOW.

*

*

*

* O LORD

WHEN I WAS APPROACHED

WITH THOUSANDS AND

THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO

SWITCH, TO SING R & B,

THEY CAME TO ME.

AND THEY SAID, WE KNOW

THAT YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR

MOTHER, AND WE CAN PROVIDE

FOR YOU WHATEVER YOU NEED

TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR MOM.

WE KNOW THAT YOUR MOTHER

IS A SEMI INVALID, AND WE

CAN SEE THAT SHE SEES THE

BEST DOCTORS AND YOU WOULD

HAVE THE BEST OF

EVERYTHING.

SIGN THE CONTRACT.

I SAID, THE ONLY WAY I

WOULD DO THAT IS IF I CAN

ROCK FOR JESUS AND ROLL

FOR GOD.

THIS IS IT.

I'M LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON.

THIS IS IT.

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU

GET.

STRICTLY GOSPEL.

*

Efrem: AND THOSE ARE

JUST A FEW SNAPSHOTS OF

THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF

PASTOR SHIR SHIRLEY CAESAR.

WELCOME TO "STUDIO 5."

WE'RE HERE IN HER HOME

TOWN OF RALEIGH, NORTH

CAROLINA, AND WE'RE

SITTING DOWN WITH HER IN

JUST A BIT.

> FIRST, LET'S TAKE A

LOOK AT ALL OF THE NEWS

MAKING HEADLINES IN THE

ENTERTAINMENT WORLD.

THIS IS YOUR TOP FIVE FROM

"STUDIO 5."

COMING IN AT NUMBER FIVE:

*

Efrem: LUPITA AND

LUONGA DROPS THE RHYMES TO

CELEBRATE A SOCIAL MEDIA

MILE CITSTONE.

HER INSTAGRAM CLIMBED TO

THREE MILLION.

THE ACADEM ACADEMY-AWARD WINNER

STARS IN THE NEW DISNEY

FILM "QUEEN OF KATWE."

Efrem: MANY PEOPLE

WOULD BE SURPRISED YOUR

MEXICAN.

YEAH.

Efrem: WHAT DO YOU

THINK THIS FILM SAYS ABOUT

THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA

THAT PEOPLE DON'T

NECESSARILY KNOW OR SEE?

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS

FILM -- WE DON'T SEE AN

AFRICA THAT IS UPLIFTING

ON THE BIG SCREEN VERY

OFTEN.

WE SEE A LOT OF POLITICAL

STORIES.

WE SEE A LOT OF WAR AND

THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

BUT TO HEAR A PURELY

HEART-WARMING TALE ABOUT A

GIRL WHO REALLY OVERCOMES

A LOT OF ODDS IN ORDER TO

ACHIEVE HER DREAMS.

Efrem: AND AT NUMBER

FOUR:

* IT'S KIND OF CRAZY

Efrem: HIP-HOP ARTIST

ANDY MINIO RELEASE A

HIP-HOP SONG FOR DEAF

FANS.

"HEAR MY HEART" WAS

WRITTEN FOR YOUR OLDER

SISTER, WHO IS DEAF.

YES.

Efrem: HOW DO YOU

WRITE MUSIC FOR SOMEONE

WHO IS DEAF?

WELL, WHEN THE CONCEPT

OF THAT SONG CAME TO MIND.

IT WAS A FEW YEARS AGO,

ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO.

I WAS SITTING AT A PICNIC

TABLE.

AND MY SISTER INTRODUCED

ME TO A COUPLE OF HER

FRIENDS, WHO ARE ALL HARD

OF HEARING AND DEAF.

AND THEY STARTED TO SIGN.

AND SHE SAID, HEY, THIS IS

MY BROTHER.

AND THEY STARTED TO SIGN.

AND I WAS, LIKE, HEY, I

DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU GUYS

ARE SAYING.

AND THEY KIND OF LOOKED AT

ME, LIKE, HOW DO YOU NOT

KNOW SIGN LANGUAGE WHEN

YOUR SISTER IS DEAF?

IT WAS ONE OF THOSE

MOMENTS THAT STUNG.

WATCHING THEM COMMUNICATE

AND ME FEELING LIKE THE

MINORITY, THE ONE THAT IS

LEFT OUT.

* SOMETIMES THESE WORDS

AREN'T ENOUGH *

Efrem: AT NUMBER

THREE, LEBRON JAMES IS

EXPANDING HIS

ENTERTAINMENT BRAND WITH A

NEW FAMILY SITCOM BOY

GENDERFICATION.

THE SHOW IS CALLED "THERE

GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD."

AND IT'S ABOUT THE FIRST

WHITE FAMILY TO MOVE INTO

A PREDO PREDOMINANTLY BLACK

NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE ELSE

BUT IN CLEVELAND.

> NOW TO NUMBER TWO:

WE'RE JUST STARTING TO

BUILD OUR TRADITION.

Efrem: THE WIFE OF

SETH CURRIE IS TALKING

FOOD, FAMILY AND FAITH IN

HER NEW COOKBOOK, AND SIT

WE'RE SITTING DOWN WITH

THE BUSY MOM, WIFE, AND

NEW AUTHOR.

> NOW TO NUMBER ONE.

IS EVERYTHING OKAY?

Efrem: THE REAL LIFE

TALE OF AN OIL RIG

EXPLOSION IN THE GULF OF

MEXICO IN 2010 HITS THE

BIG SCREEN ON FRIDAY.

"DEEP WATER HORIZON"

CHRONICLES THE COURAGE,

BRAVERY, AND SURVIVAL OF

THOSE WHO FACED ONE OF THE

BIGGEST MANMADE DISASTERS

IN WORLD HISTORY.

> WHAT WAS IT ABOUT THIS

STORY THAT DREW YOU?

IT WAS ONE OF THOSE

THINGS WHERE I WAS SHOCKED

THAT AS MUCH AS I THOUGHT

I KNEW ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED

WITH THE "DEEP WATER," ALL

I REALLY WAS AWARE OF WAS

THE ENVIRONMENTAL

DISASTER.

I DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE THAT

11 PEOPLE LOST THEIR

LIVES.

Efrem: AND THAT IS

THIS WEEK'S TOP FIVE FROM

"STUDIO 5."

AND TODAY IF YOU LOOK

AROUND ME, YOU'LL SEE THIS

IS RALEIGH, NORTH

CAROLINA.

THIS IS HOME TO THE

LEGENDARY PASTOR SHI SHIRLEY

CAESAR.

AND SHE RECENTLY GOT HER

OWN STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD

WALK OF FAME, JOINING THE

LIKES OF GOSPEL GREAT

MACALIA JACKSON.

* AT THE END OF THE DAY

* YOU'RE INVESTIGATIN GOING TO WIN *

Efrem: PASTOR

SHIRLEY'S POWERFUL VOICE

IS HER SIGNATURE.

WITH MORE THAN 40 ALBUMS

UNDER HER BELT, SHE HAS

BEEN SHARING MUSIC FOR

ABOUT 60 YEARS.

* O LORD

Efrem: SHE FIRST MADE

HER MARK WITH GOSPEL

PIONEERS "THE CARAVANS."

"FILL THIS HOUSE GIZE IS" IS YOUR

LATEST PROJECT.

YES IT IS.

Efrem: HOW WOULD YOU

DESCRIBE THIS PARTICULAR

WORK?

ANOINTED.

WE WORKED FEVERISHLY TO

BRING IT INTO FEW WITION.

FRUITION.

ONE OF MY GOD DAUGHTERS

GAVE ME THE IDEA OF

PUTTING IT ON LINE, "WRITE

MY SONG," AND THE SONGS

CAME IN BY THE HUNDREDS,

AND "BUILD THE HOUSE" IS

ONE OF THEM.

Efrem: YOU PAIRED

WITH ANTHONY HAMILTON ON

THAT SINGLE.

* IT'S ALL RIGHT, IT'S

OKAY *

* DON'T YOU LET YOUR TRUST

GET IN YOUR WAY *

Efrem: HOW DID THAT

HAPPEN?

WAS IT YOUR IDEA?

NO.

NO.

THE RECORD COMPANY DID IT.

WHEN I WENT INTO THE

STUDIO, I RECORDED THE

WHOLE SONG BY MYSELF.

SO WHAT THEY DID WAS THEY

JUST SLID THAT SECOND

VERSE OUT.

HE WENT IN THERE AND HE

JUST TORE IT UP.

Efrem: THIS IS A

MILESTONE RECORDING FOR

PASTOR CAESAR.

IT IS HER FIRST SINCE THE

DEATH OF HER HUSBAND,

BISHOP HAROLD WILLIAMS.

AND HER FIRST --

WE PROUDLY WELCOME TOB:

THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF

FAME, PASTOR SHIRLEY

CAESAR.

Efrem: -- AS A MEMBER

OF THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF

FAME.

50 YEARS AS A SOLELY

RECORDING ARTIST, AND

YOU'VE GOTTEN A STAR ON

THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF

FAME.

YES.

YES.

YES.

Efrem: HOW ARE YOU

FEELING?

I AM -- I AM EXCITED.

ME?

FROM THE HILLS OF NORTH

CAROLINA?

ME?

LITTLE OL' SHIRLEY?

MANY TIMES I SAT UP AT

NIGHT AND I SAID, I CAN'T

BELIEVE IT.

NOW MY NAME IS RIGHT UP

THERE IN FRONT OF THE

FONDA THEATER, WITH

LUCILLE BALL'S NAME,

GREGORY PECK, B.B. AND

C.C., AND NOW SHIRLEY

CAESAR.

UNBELIEVABLE.

Efrem: HOW DO YOU

CONTINUE, AS YOU GET

OLDER, TO STAY SO

RELEVANT?

WELL, FOR YEARS THEY

WERE LISTENING TO THE OLD

SHIRLEY CAESAR.

THE OLD SONGS, LIKE "HOLD

MY MEW," "NO CHARGE."

* WE'RE GOING TO TEAR YOUR

KINGDOM DOWN *

* YES, WE ARE

Efrem: OPRAH WINFREY

RECENTLY INVITED THE FIRST

LADY OF GOSPEL TO RERECORD

HER CLASSIC SONG FOR A

DRAMA SERIES ON HER

NETWORK.

FOR YEARS IT WAS THOSE

SONGS THAT REALLY KEPT ME

ALIVE.

BUT ONE DAY OTHER POWERFUL

SONGS JUST STARTED COMING

MY WAY.

IT JUST SEEMED LIKE THE

LORD WAS GIVING ME A BAND

NEW TURNAROUND.

I BELIEVE NO MY LATTER WILL

BE EVEN GREATER THAN MY

PAST.

I JUST THANK GOD FOR THAT.

Efrem: PASTOR

CAESAR'S NEW SONGS SPEAK

TO TODAY'S CONCERNS, FROMS

DEADLY VIOLENCE ON CITY

STREETS, TO A SHOOTING AT

A CHURCH IN CHARLESTON,

SOUTH CAROLINA.

IT IS THE SAME CHURCH

WHERE SHE RECEIVED HER

FIRST HONO HONORARY DOCTORATE

DEGREE.

IN THE CHURCH, HE COMES

IN, AND THEY LOVE ON HIM

AND WELCOME HIM, AND THEN

WHILE THEIR HEADS ARE

BOWED, THIS COWARD TAKES

THEIR LIVES.

MAY I SAY -- WHERE IS THE

CAMERA?

MAY I SAY, IT TOOK ME TWO

WEEKS TO FORGIVE THAT MAN

BECAUSE HE WAS A COWARD.

IT TOOK ME TWO BIBLE

STUDIES AS WE DISCUSSED IT

AND TALKED ABOUT IT.

WHY?

HOW COULD SOMEBODY COME

INTO GOD'S HOUSE?

Efrem: THE BIBLE

STUDIES GAVE BIRTH TO A

SONG.

* YOUR CHILDREN

Efrem: THAT'S ALSO ON

HER "FILL THIS HOUSE"

PROJECT.

> IS THERE ANYTHING THAT

YOU ARE STILL LOOKING TO

DO?

YOU'VE ACTED.

YOU GOT YOUR STAR ON THE

HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME.

YOU PASTOR THIS GREAT

CHURCH.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU ARE

LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING?

I WOULD LIKE TO DO SOME

MORE BIG SCREEN, EIGHTH.

I WOULI THINK.

I WOULD LIKE TO DO MORE

ACTING.

Efrem: AND THE BUSY

SINGER AND PASTOR ALREADY

HAS A MOVIE IN THE WORKS.

> ONCE AGAIN, SHIRLEY'S

NEW ALBUM IS CALLED "FILL

THIS HOUSE," AND THE

INTERVIEW CONTINUES RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

> STILL AHEAD ON "STUDIO

5"...

* WE'RE HERE TODAY

* FOR THE CELEBRATION OF A

WONDERFUL WOMAN *

Efrem: A LOOK AT

PASTOR CAESAR ON THE BIG

SCREEN AND IN MEMORABLE

PHOTOGRAPHS.

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "STUDIO 5," COMING

TO YOU THIS WEEK FROM

DOWNTOWN RALEIGH, NORTH

CAROLINA.

THIS IS HOME TO THE

LEGENDARY PASTOR SHIRLEY

CAESAR.

SHE IS CELEBRATING 50

YEARS AS A SOLO RECORDING

ARTIST, AND THAT CAREER

SPANS EVEN LONGER IF YOU

COUNT THOSE EARLY DAYS

WITH THE CARAVANS.

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, SHE

HAS GOT LOTS OF PICTURES.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT

PASTOR SHIRLEY CAESAR'S

LIFE IN PHOTOGRAPHS AS THE

INTERVIEW CONTINUES.

*

*

* OH, YES

* THE CHURCH IS IN

Efrem: THIS IS ONE OF

PASTOR SHIRLEY CAESAR'S

ACTING CREDITS, APPEARING

OPPOSITE CUBA GOODING, JR.

AND BEYONCE IN "THE

FIGHTING TEMPTATION."

I'M SO GRATEFUL TO BE

WHERE I AM NOW, AND I CAN

LOOK BACK AND SEE THE LONG

ROAD THAT I'VE TRAVELLED.

I WILL NEVER, EVER FORGET

MY UPBRINGING.

EFREM, I WILL NEVER, EVER

FORGET FROM WENCE I COME.

GOD DID IT ALL.

HE DID IT ALL FOR ME.

Efrem: AS A LITTLE

GIRL, YOU STARTED SINGING

VERY YOUNG.

DID YOU IMAGINE THIS WOULD

BE YOUR LIFE?

NO, OF COURSE NOT.

I WOULD LAY IN BED, AND I

WOULD VISUALIZE MYSELF

PREACHING, AND I WOULD

VISUALIZE MYSELF WITH A

PRAYER LINE.

WITH MY MOM AT THE HEAD OF

THE LINE.

BECAUSE SHE WAS A SEMI

INVALID.

SHE HAD MENINGITIS WHEN

SHE WAS TWO YEARS OLD, AND

IT LEFT HER WITH A CLUBBED

FOOT.

AND I WOULD JUST VISUALIZE

MYSELF PRAYING FOR MY

MAMA, AND MY MOM WALKING.

NOW, THAT NEVER CAME INTO

BEING, BUT WHAT DID,

FINALLY THEY MADE HER A

SPECIAL SHOE.

AND I HAVE THAT SET OF

SHOES NOW.

Efrem: MOM WAS VERY

SPECIAL TO YOU.

OH, LORD.

MY MOTHER -- IF THERE WAS

ANYTHING, I WOULD HAVE

GIVEN HER AN ARM, I WOULD

HAVE GIVEN HER A KIDNEY --

I WOULD HAVE GIVEN HER

WHATEVER SHE NEEDED AT THE

TIME.

SHE WAS 84 WHEN SHE FELL

ASLEEP AND SHE

TRANSITIONED.

BUT I WOULD HAVE DONE

ANYTHING TO HAVE BEEN ABLE

TO KEEP MY MOM.

BUT TO BE ABSENT OUT OF

THIS FLESH-LAID HOUSE IS

TO BE IN HIS PRESENCE.

SO I BELIEVE -- I'M GOING

TO TELL YOU THIS -- I

BELIEVE THAT MY MOM IS

LOOKING DOWN FROM GLORY.

AND I BELIEVE SHE IS

SAYING, YOU GO, SHIRLEY.

YOU'RE MAKING ME PROUD.

YOU GO, GIRL.

I BELIEVE THAT.

I BELIEVE THAT.

* MY MAMA IS SLEEPING IN

THE BOSOM OF JESUS

CHRIST *

* SOMEHOW I KNOW SHE IS

SMILING, SHE'S SMILING ON

US RIGHT NOW *

* ONE DAY I'LL SEE HER

AGAIN *

*

I'M ONE OF 12.

THERE ARE ONLY TWO OF US

LEFT NOW.

MY BROTHER AND MYSELF.

Efrem: I WANT TO DO A

BIT OF A PHOTO THING HERE.

LOOK AT SOME PHOTOS OF YOU

AND SEE WHAT YOU REMEMBER.

THAT'S ME.

[LAUGHTER]

THAT'S ME.

I THINK I WAS, LIKE, 28

THERE.

Efrem: 28?

UH-HUH.

THAT'S ME, TOO.

I DON'T KNOW HOW OLD I

WAS.

Efrem: THIS ONE STILL

IS SITTING IN MY

GRANDMOTHER'S LIVING ROOM

WITH YOUR AUTOGRAGH.

MY GRANDMOTHER IS 97.

OH!

PRAISE GOD.

Efrem: AND THIS ONE

IS STILL SITTING THERE.

I WAS AT THE RADIO

STATION AT WSRC, DOING MY

RADIO BROADCAST.

THAT'S ME.

THAT WAS 100 YEARS AGO.

WITH THE CARAVANS.

THERE IS DADDY.

Efrem: STILL AHEAD...

* SOMETIMES IT'S HARD TO

SAY YOU'RE DOING OKAY *

* WHEN YOU'RE TRYING HIDE

THE PAIN ON YOUR FACE *

Efrem: "STUDIO 5"

SAMPLES THE SOUNDS OF

PASTOR CAESAR IN THIS

PERFORMANCE JUST FOR US.

Efrem: WE'VE BEEN

CHATTING WITH PASTOR

SHIRLEY CAESAR ABOUT HER

LIFE IN THIS BUSINESS.

NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT

WHAT SHE DOES BEST, SING.

FOR THAT WE'RE GOING BACK

TO HER CHURCH, MOUNT

CAVALRY.

* THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE

GO THROUGH IN LIFE *

* I COME TO TELL YOU AT

THE END OF THE DAY, YOU'RE

GOING TO WIN *

* WHY

* BECAUSE IT'S ALL RIGHT

* IT'S ALL RIGHT AND IT'S

OKAY *

* DON'T YOU LET TROUBLE

GET IN YOUR WAY *

* CAN YOU BELIEVE

* KNOW THE LORD IS WITH

YOU EVERY DAY *

* SOMETIMES IT IS HARD TO

SAY YOU'RE DOING THOSE OKAY *

* WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO

HIDE THE PAIN ON YOUR

FACE *

* YOU JUST KEEP HOPING,

BELIEVING *

* IT'S ALL RIGHT

* IT'S OKAY

* DON'T LET TROUBLE GET IN

YOUR WAY *

* JUST BELIEVE AND HAVE

FAITH *

* KNOW THAT THE LORD IS

WITH YOU EVERY DAY *

* IT'S ALL RIGHT

* IT'S ALL RIGHT

* PUT A SMILE ON YOUR

FACE *

* IT'S GOING TO BE ALL

RIGHT *

* LET THE DEVIL KNOW IT'S

GONNA BE ALL RIGHT *

* COME AND DRY THE TEARS

FROM YOUR EYES *

* IT'S GONNA BE ALL RIGHT,

ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT *

* IT'S ALL RIGHT, IT'S

OKAY *

* DON'T YOU LET YOUR

TROUBLES GET IN YOUR WAY *

* JUST BELIEVE

* AND HAVE FAITH

* KNOW THE LORD IS WITH

YOU EVERY DAY *

* IT'S ALL RIGHT

* IT'S OKAY

* AND IT'S OKAY

* DON'T LET YOUR TROUBLES

GET IN YOUR WAY *

* JUST BELIEVE

* AND HAVE FAITH

* KNOW THAT HE IS WITH

YOU *

* KNOW THE LORD IS WITH

YOU EVERY DAY *

Efrem: STILL AHEAD, ON

"STUDIO 5"...

*

Efrem: ANOTHER

CHRISTIAN MUSIC ARTIST

JOINS US.

MATTHEW WEST HAS A MESSAGE

FROM THE HEART.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Efrem: WE HAVE

CERTAINLY ENJOYED BRINGING

THIS WEEK'S "STUDIO 5" TO

YOU FROM RALEIGH, NORTH

CAROLINA.

BUT WE'RE ALREADY HARD AT

WORK ON WHAT TO BRING YOU

NEXT WEEK.

IT IS A "STUDIO 5"

EXCLUSIVE.

TAKE A LOOK.

EVEN THOUGH I ENGAGED

IN EVERYTHING THEY ENGAGED

IN, IT DIDN'T SIT WELL

WITH ME.

Efrem: GENE THORNTON

TALKS ABOUT HIS GOSPEL

TRANSFORMATION, FROM DRUG

RAPPER TO CHRIST FOLLOWER.

FOR A MOMENT IT SEEMED

FUN, BUT IN 2009, KNOCK,

KNOCK, KNOCK, IT WAS THE

DEVIL.

AND HE WAS COMING FOR HIS

STUFF.

Efrem: AND A LOOK AT

THE END OF MALICE, TELLING

THE STORY "I AM SECOND."

I WANTED TO BE ABLE TO

COMMUNICATE AND RELATE

THROUGH THE POWER OF

STORY, AND HOPEFULLY

CHANGE THE PARADIGM OF

THOSE TRAPPED IN A

DESTRUCTIVE LIFESTYLE.

Efrem: AS FOR TODAY'S

SHOW, I'M GIVING THE FINAL

WORD TO ANOTHER RECORDING

ARTIST, MATTHEW WEST.

HE HAS A SPECIAL MESSAGE

FROM THE HEART.

HE IS A NEW CREATION.

THANK YOU FOR THE CHANCE

TO BE RECREATED.

I CAN WAKE UP AND HAVE A

CHANCE.

I THANK GOD.

Efrem: AND THAT IS

THE FINAL WORD FOR THIS

EDITION OF "STUDIO 5," AND

A VERY GOOD WORD INDEED.

UNTIL NEXT TIME, REACH OUT

AND TOUCH ME AT EFREM

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