‘The Butler’ Director Dishes On Filming Oprah’s Love Scene: She Asked ‘Too Many Damn Questions’

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Looks like Oprah Winfrey is a talker in bed!

During an interview with O magazine, “The Butler” director Lee Daniels said it was hard to direct the media mogul during her much-talked-about love scene because she asked “too many damn questions.”

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“Each actor has his own quirk, you know, thing. And Oprah is just full of questions. I couldn’t answer enough freaking questions,” Daniels said Winfrey, who stars as Gloria Gaines, the wife of White House butler Cecil Gaines, played by Forest Whitaker.

“They are in the bed — it’s the scene where she and Forest are together and they’re making love — so she looks around and she says, ‘What time is it?’ I said, ‘What does it matter what time it is?’ She says, ‘What time is it, Lee?’ I said, ‘It doesn’t matter. You are getting laid. Shut up and get laid!’” he said, laughing. “And she put the covers over her head.”

In response, Winfrey said the time of day was really important. “Is it morning? Do I have the rollers in or the rollers out. Am I trying to get breakfast done?” she explained.

She may be talkative, but co-star Forest Whitaker said “she’s a great kisser!”

Check out the humorous conversation below and tell us if you plan to check out the film in theaters this Friday, August 16th.

What’s It Like to Film a Love Scene with Oprah?

Lee Daniels reveals why it’s hard to direct Oprah in a love scene, and Forest Whitaker opens up about kissing her in this Q&A from O, The Oprah Magazine’s screening of Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

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