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Oprah Winfrey’s Role In Richard Pryor Biopic … You’ll Never Guess



Oprah Winfrey confirmed via social media this week that Mike Epps will be playing Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels forthcoming biopic about the late comedian. What the TV mogul failed to mention though were details behind who SHE is playing in the film.

Winfrey is taking on the role of Pryor’s violent grandmother, Marie Carter who beat her grandson while raising him in  a whorehouse in Peoria, Illinois. Richard’s widow, Jennifer Pryor tells TMZ that Oprah was eager to get her hands on the script and that she was anxious to land the role. Jennifer says the 60-year-old wanted to show her “gritty side.”

On Monday, Oprah posted a snapshot of herself alongside Epps and director Lee Daniels during their first read session.

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As previously reported, the anticipated film has been in the works for years and it looks like the crew is now off and running.


Oprah Loved Being A Braided Blonde Bombshell In ‘A Wrinkle In Time’



Oprah Winfrey is a blonde bombshell in Ava Duvernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” and she loved every minute of it. HipHollywood sat down with the media mogul along with Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling to talk about playing the Mrs. and their elaborate hair, make-up and costumes.

“Girl we had hair for days,” gushed Winfrey. “My favorite was the ponytail, the braid.”


Celebrity hair guru Kim Kimble, who frequently works with Beyonce, headed up the film’s hair department. For the film she turned Lady O into a blonde, Reese into a red head and gave Kaling fab braided locks. “They were like [hair] sculptures,” said Kaling who plays Mrs. Who.

So how long did it take to get these ladies out of this world ready? “Hours,” joked Winfrey and Reese in unison.

To be exact, the ladies were in hair and make-up 3-5 hours daily as lead hairstylist Kim Kimble and make-up artists LaLette Littlejohn and Derrick Rutledge got them camera ready. “I think Kim and the team worked for days before, sculpting and making it right,” added Winfrey who plays Mrs. Which.

Derrick Rutledge, Winfrey’s personal makeup artist who also worked on the film, designed rhinestone eyebrows for each Mrs. Which ensemble. Meanwhile costume designer Paco Delgado drew from volcano explosions and depictions of galaxies to create costumes that made Winfrey shimmer and appear larger than life.

In the Disney big screen adaption, the three celestial beings – Mrs. Which, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Whatsit lead 13-year-old Meg (Storm Reid) and others on a journey to rescue the girl’s scientist father (Chris Pine) from evil otherworldly forces.

It’s better seen than simply described, so be sure to check out A Wrinkle In Time in theaters now!

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