“It wasn’t long enough to lose the ‘Oprah factor'”

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’

Producer Oprah Winfrey at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on December 4, 2007.Munawar Hussein/International/Getty Images

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.

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