Online Exclusive: The Moment Director Lee Daniels Knew Forest Whitaker Would Play Cecil Gaines

When director Lee Daniels was casting his latest film, he asked Oscar®-winning actor Forest Whitaker to read for Cecil Gaines, the lead role, alongside Oprah, who'd already been asked to play Cecil's wife, Gloria. In this deleted scene, Lee describes the actors' chemistry and the secret powwow he had with Oprah after Forest's "magical" audition.

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