— lee daniels (@leedanielsent) August 24, 2014
*Now we have an official reason why Oprah Winfrey was in the middle (literally) of the announcement that Mike Epps will play Richard Pryor in the upcoming Lee Daniels-directed biopic.
It’s because she’s also in the cast.
Per “Entertainment Tonight”:
ET can exclusively confirm that Oprah, 60, will be playing Richard Pryor’s grandmother, Marie Carter, in Lee Daniels’ highly anticipated biopic on the legendary comedian.
Hence, Oprah’s Instagram:
Guess she didn’t want her casting news to overshadow Mike’s.