British actor Idris Elba, star of the Nelson Mandela biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,' says his portrayal of the late anti-apartheid revolutionary was inspired by his own dying father, Winston. Now, Idris opens up about the grieving process and how he's dealing with the loss of his father.
Prior to Nelson Mandela's death, Oprah sat down with Idris Elba, the actor who portrays Mandela in the new biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.' Watch as Idris opens up about preparing for the role of a lifetime with a trip to Robben Island.
Despite his fame, Michael B. Jordan, the 26-year-old actor receiving rave reviews for his role in 'Fruitvale Station,' says he's never had a serious girlfriend. Watch as Michael shares his dating philosophy, which Oprah says should be a rule for all men.
Actor Idris Elba says that while preparing to play former South African President Nelson Mandela, he read a lot about the world leader and watched many documentaries. Oprah got to know Mandela firsthand when she and Stedman Graham were invited to spend 10 days and nights at his home in South Africa. Watch as she opens up about the meals she shared with Mandela and shares a story that captures his humility.
Michael B. Jordan is earning rave reviews for his portrayal of Oscar Grant III in 'Fruitvale Station,' a film that tells the true story of a young father shot to death by a transit officer in Oakland, California, in 2009. Watch as he shares the challenges of playing a real person. Plus, Michael explains the symbolism of the pit bull in the movie.
In the film '12 Years a Slave,' Chiwetel Ejiofor portrays Solomon Northup, a free man sold into slavery. This true story is based on Solomon's autobiography, which he published after regaining his freedom. Now, Chiwetel shares how he was inspired by Solomon and his journey.
To capture the physicality of slavery, Chiwetel Ejiofor, star of '12 Years a Slave,' says he asked his fellow actors to hit him during certain scenes. Despite the violence and psychological torture, Chiwetel describes this movie as a love story. Plus, Chiwetel and Oprah discuss the 'year of black film.'
Oprah talks to the actors behind some of the year's best performances including Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station).
In April 2013, Magic and Cookie Johnson's family made headlines when their 20-year-old son, E.J., was videotaped holding hands with a male friend. E.J. was publicly outed by the media, but Magic and Cookie tell Oprah that they had known for years that he was gay. How does Magic feel about his son's sexual orientation? Find out now.
After dating long distance and surviving years of 'on-again, off-again' status, Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Earlitha 'Cookie' Kelly finally wed in 1991. Now, 22 years later, Magic opens up about his enduring love for the woman he calls his soul mate.