Can Oprah Act?
I haven’t seen Beloved, the movie. Don’t really plan on watching it, even though I’m currently moving through the Toni Morrison book and really enjoying it.
For those of you who have seen the movie, I’m curious to know whether or not Oprah’s got skills. Her acting in the movie trailer didn’t necessarily blow me away.
The character of Sethe is such a powerful, meaningful role, I’m honestly surprised that a non-actor was chosen for that part.
Lots of celebrities have transitioned into acting roles: Justin Timberlake is in an upcoming movie, Madonna was in A League of Their Own, LL Cool J and Eminem have made the transition.
But Oprah? I don’t know about that. I’ve probably seen a total of 30 minutes of her show in all the years it was on television, so I’m not really a fan–I guess Jonathan Franzen and I have that in common.
If you’re interested, here’s a link to the Beloved trailer. I wasn’t able to find one on YouTube to embed in the post.
So, tell me, what’s up with Oprah? Does she hold her own in this movie? Should I watch it?
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