"I'd auditioned with everybody—Whoopi, Danny, Rae Dawn—but I hadn't got the job," Willard says. "Then, we go and have a meeting. [Steven] paused and said, 'Well, Oprah, Willard—what we waiting on?' Then, he said, 'You got the job.'"
They were so excited, Oprah says they jumped up and knocked over the miniature space shuttles Steven had on his desk.