Just being a celebrity like Oprah doesn’t mean everything when it comes to landing characters.While the talk show host and actress may have had many opportunities throughout her career, she once lost one – because she was also famous.
Oprah loses to Viola Davis over ‘doubt’
Oprah is one of the most powerful women in the world. She’s also easily recognizable, which works against her when it comes to the characters she’s following. Oprah wanted to play Mrs. Miller, one of the main cast members of the 2008 film, Suspect.
Paparazzi caught up with the star in 2018 and congratulated her wrinkle timeWhen asked if she had to audition for the role (director Ava Duvernay offered her the role of Mrs.which), the star responded with a surprised “yes.”
What role does she most regret losing? “I want to Suspect,Oprah revealed in a YouTube clip. “It’s been amazing since Viola [Davis] understood.But the director told me “no” because it wasn’t long enough [of a scene] Lose the Oprah factor. “
Oprah told the story to Meryl Streep, who played Sister Aloysius in the film, saying director John Patrick Shanley rejected her role. The mogul said she asked for the audition because she felt connected to the film — and because she wanted to work with Streep.
Viola Davis nominated for Oscar for her role in ‘Doubt’
2008 movie Suspect Focused on leadership in Catholic elementary schools in the 1960s. Streep’s headmaster notices Father Brendan Flynn (the late Philip Seymour Hoffman) and his concern for the school’s only black student. Amy Adams also plays the young teacher, Sister James. The film was a critical and commercial success.
Viola Davis plays Donald’s mother, Mrs. Miller. She only had 11 minutes of screen time, but that was enough to earn her an Oscar nomination. She and Adams were both nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 81st Academy Awards.
Other nominees for the role include Taraji P. Henson, who rejuvenationPenelope Cruz because she was in Vicky Christina Barcelona And Marisa Tomei wrestler. Interestingly, Hansen is also running for the role of Davis Suspect. Another fun fact? That year’s award went to Cruz for yet another very brief (less than 15 minutes) performance revealing the Golden Derby.
Oprah is a multi-faceted star
How does a guy become too famous for a cameo? Oprah started her career in 1984 when she started her career as a Chicago broadcaster.From 1986 to 2011, she hosted Oprah Winfrey programme, leading to her own media empire.At the same time, in 1985, she Purplewhich earned her her own Oscar nomination.
Since then, stars have appeared in a wrinkle in time, housekeeperand lent her voice to bee movie and Charlotte’s Web. She built her own business empire, including production companies, networks, TV shows, magazines, and numerous self-help groups. Oprah became the first black billionaire in 2004. Although the exact figure is unknown, her net worth is said to be between $2 and $4 billion.
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