Besides refusing to use the N-Word, Oprah Winfrey also doesn’t use the B-word.
HipHollywood sat down with Lady O for the press junket for Lee Daniel’s The Butler where she revealed that until muttering the word during a pivotal scene in the film, she had never used it before.
“I don’t think I’ve ever used the B-word,” said Winfrey. “I’ve never called anybody a B*tch my whole life, so it was kinda fun.”
To be exact, Winfrey, who plays Gloria Gaines, calls Yaya Alafia’s character Carol “a trifling ass b*tch” during a dinner table scene in the film.
But while Winfrey admits it felt good to say, she still doesn’t condone the use of the N-word, and hopes this film helps African Americans understand their history and where they come from.
“In order to continue to move forward in life you have to know who you are,” explains Winfrey. “You have to literally have a root and a foundation of knowing … and to celebrate and to honor.”
Lee Daniels’ The Butler is in theaters August 16th.
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