Oprah Winfrey is back on the big screen starring in Lee Daniel’s historical drama The Butler.
The film is based on the life of the legendary White House butler, Eugene Allen, who served eight different U.S. presidents from the 1950s through the 1980s.
The film features and all-star cast including Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Terrence Howard, Jesse Williams, Mariah Carey, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams and more.
The Butler is Oprah’s first movie role since Beloved, which was 15 years ago.
The talk show queen opened up to Chris Witherspoon of theGrio about her role in the new film The Butler, her thoughts on the Trayvon Martin case, and what she wants to leave behind as her legacy.
Watch the full interview here on theGrio.com where this post first appeared.