Oprah Winfrey In her latest shoot for the September 2017 issue Vogue Magazine, as she discusses film acting and new film role, she also shades more light on the reason she didn’t get married to her boyfriend of 31 years, Stedman Graham.
The 63-year-old exceptional talk show host during the interview which took place at her 65-acre California estate said…
‘Nobody believes it, but it’s true, The only time I brought it up was when I said to Stedman, ‘What would have happened if we had actually gotten married?’ And the answer is: ‘We wouldn’t be together.’ We would not have stayed together because marriage requires a different way of being in this world. His interpretation of what it means to be a husband and what it would mean for me to be a wife would have been pretty traditional, and I would not have been able to fit into that. Live life on your own terms’.
She also spoke to the Vogue about the day her movie Beloved; a 1998 American horror drama opened and got beat by Chucky, saying that she became depressed.
‘I shall never forget Saturday morning, October 17,I got a call from someone at the studio, and they said, ‘It’s over. You got beat by Chucky.’ And I said, ‘Who’s Chucky? What do you mean it’s over? It’s just Saturday morning!’ I knew nothing about box-office projections or weekend openings. It was ten o’clock in the morning, and I said to Art, “I would like macaroni and cheese for breakfast.” And soo began my long plunge into food and depression and suppressing all my feelings.”
I actually started to think, Maybe I really am depressed. Because it’s more than ‘I feel bad about this.’ I felt like I was behind a veil. I felt like what many people had described over the years on my show, and I could never imagine it. What’s depression? Why don’t you just pick yourself up?” She added.
According to her, the very public failure taught her how to detach.
‘It taught me to never again—never again, ever—put all of your hopes, expectations, eggs in the basket of box office. Do the work as an offering, and then whatever happens, happens’.
During this interview, she talked mainly about returning to film acting again.
The main reason she returned to film acting is not just the recent uptick in the availability of actual roles for black women over 60, but also that she is being asked to return: by men and women who admire not just her work in Beloved and The Color Purple but also the person, the self-made legend. She has had a profound influence on our culture, not to mention our politics, given that many feel Barack Obama might not have made it across the finish line without her tireless support for him during his first presidential campaign, in 2007.AfricanGlitz.com | Rebranding & Celebrating Africa! FOLLOW US Twitter: @African_Glitz Facebook: @AfricanGlitz Instagram: @AfricanGlitz