Annie Stars Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx Cover Essence

*Quvenzhane Wallis graced the cover of Essence with Jamie Foxx for the magazine’s December issue. Both play the leads in a remake to the musical “Annie.”

Wallis and Foxx play the father-daughter duo — Daddy Warbucks and Annie — in this latest version of Annie produced by Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith.

Foxx is already a well-known singer, dancer and all-around performer. But no one had any idea Wallis was also a talented singer.

“Yes, that’s me really singing,” Wallis said in the Essence cover story about how singing in “Annie,” which will open up in theaters on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.

“It’s sort of like she’s tailor-made for the role in a sense,” Foxx said. “I would challenge you to find a girl who personifies Annie better than Quvenzhané.”

While on the photo-shoot with the magazine, the pair had so many fun with one another — just like in the musical.  “I like working with Jamie,” Wallis said. “He’s fun.”


(Annie Stars Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx Cover Essence)