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Oprah Winfrey can do almost anything in this world, but as it turns out, scoring a role in the movie “Doubt” wasn’t one of them:
Oprah Winfrey may have been named the most influential woman in the world — but she couldn’t convince the director of Doubt to give her a role.
On the Tuesday episode of her talk show, Winfrey told the movie’s star Meryl Streep — who appeared via Skype — that she asked to audition to play “Mrs. Miller” because she felt a connection to it and wanted to work with Streep.
(In her emotional five-minute scene, Mrs. Miller breaks down after hearing her son may have been molested by a priest. Winfrey has spoken out about being sexually abused as a child.)
But the director turned Winfrey down, she says, and gave the role to Viola Davis — who was later nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe.
Poor thang, she must really be down on herself for not getting that role. It’s not like she has any other accomplishments to be proud of. You’ll get ’em next time, Harpo.