The Weinstein Company has released a trailer for Lee Daniels’ highly-anticipated film, The Butler. The period piece centers on the real-life story of Eugene Allen, who served as the White House butler for eight presidents from 1952-1986. Forest Whitaker takes on the title role, with daytime talk show maven Oprah Winfrey as his wife.
This marks Winfrey’s first appearance on the silver screen since starring in Beloved 15 years ago. Watch the trailer after the jump!
Oprah Winfrey won’t be the one asking questions this time. The former queen of daytime will be dropping by The Steve Harvey Show on Friday, April 25 to chat with Harvey about the end of her talk show, her love scene with Terrence Howard in The Butler and her cable network OWN. Watch a preview of Oprah’s visit to The Steve Harvey Show after the jump! READ MORE
No, you aren't reading a typo. Oprah Winfrey stopped by Steve Harvey's talk show to clear the air on a very interesting topic. The Mighty O discussed with Harvey the upcoming all-star movie, The Butler, where she has a love scene with Terrence Howard. Recently, Howard was asked what it was like filming a steamy romantic scene with the talk show maven, where he remarked:
To be able to make out with Oprah, to have love scenes with her and those tig ol' bitties — she's such a lovely and voluptuous woman. ... She's very, very, very beautiful, and that was wonderful.
Word got back to Winfrey about what Howard said about her chest, and she fired back:
Some people called me saying that they all were offended and I go, ‘Well, I do have big breastesses."
Oprah's got jokes! Watch the conversation after the jump! READ MORE
Winfrey plays Whitaker's on screen wife. Jane Fonda, Alan Rickman, Robin Williams, Lenny Kravitz, John Cusack and Minka Kelly also star. The Butler, which is slated to hit theaters in 2013, marks the talk show titan's first non-animated feature film role since 1998's Beloved. READ MORE
Peep a pic of Howard seranading O after the jump!
According to Deadline, Oprah Winfrey will play Helene Allen, the wife of Forrest Whitaker’s Eugene Allen in The Butler. The film is based on the true story of Eugene Allen, a White House butler who served eight presidents before retiring. He returned for the inauguration of Barack Obama, America’s first African American president.
Hot on the heels of reports Oprah Winfrey might replace Whitney Houston as Savannah in the Waiting to Exhale sequel, comes word from The Hollywood Reporter that she is considering a return to acting in The Butler.
Winfrey is mulling an offer to co-star in The Butler, Precious director Lee Daniels’ story of Eugene Allen, a black man who worked as butler in the White House, serving eight presidents from 1952 to 1986.
In other Oprah related news, Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav weighed in on the state of OWN.