Candi also informs Oprah that an unexpected Color Purple alumni will be in the audience—casting director Reuben Cannon. "Reuben Cannon auditioned me for The Color Purple and then I didn't hear anything for two and a half, almost three months," Oprah says. "When I finally called back, Reuben Cannon said to me, 'What are you calling me for? You don't call me. I call you. And I didn't call you.' He goes, 'You know, we have real actresses who are auditioning for this part.' And I hung up the phone then knowing I wasn't going to get it."
Oprah says Reuben disputes her version of the story. "Every time I've told the story, Reuben Cannon has said, 'Well, it didn't happen that way,'" Oprah says. "Well, it did happen that way to me, for me and from my point of view."
Watch Oprah call Reuben Cannon out before the show