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Just imagine if the world of your favorite board game, Clue, collided with that of your favorite daytime TV host-turned-actress/media mogul/queen of everything (Oprah, duh).
In the kitchen with the pipe, it was....OPRAH.
Not so outlandish, as it turns out!
In an interview with Film.com, Lee Daniels, who directed the distinguished Ms. Winfrey in this weekend's "Lee Daniels' The Butler," said that he had to court Oprah to be in the movie after she turned down a previously offered role.
"She said that she wanted to work with me," Daniels said. "She kept saying, 'Oh, I want to work with you. I want to work with you.' But every time I gave her something, she was like, 'No.' I sent her something that was a serial killer, that was like a Kathy Bates in 'Misery' sort of thing, and she was a serial killer, and it wasn't until the end that I figured it was Oprah Winfrey. No one would know that it was her! Like, it would really be… I thought it was the most brilliant thing ever."
Unfortunately, Oprah didn't think it was so brilliant. "She refused," Daniels said.
O wasn't the only one not so into the idea of a murderous Winfrey: The producers weren't hot on it either. Daniels was removed from the project, and the movie was never made.
"Not only did Oprah not do it, I lost the job. How ’bout that?" Daniels said. "I mentioned it to the producers, 'I want Oprah to play it,' and they were looking at me like, 'He’s not right for this movie.'"
Just imagine: You get stabbed! You get stabbed! YOU get stabbed! Perfection.
If the movie does ever get made, consider our ticket purchased.