The Making of Lee Daniels' The Butler Through Oprah's Lens
While on location filming Lee Daniels' The Butler, Oprah snapped behind-the-scenes pictures with the cast and crew. See the making of a movie through Oprah's personal Instagram photos and captions.
Director Lee Daniels, costume designer Ruth Carter and me rehearsing for first shot of the day. #theBUTLER
Miles and miles of Sugarcane. Thibodaux, LA.
Director Lee Daniels and me getting ready to start shoot day at plantation in Louisiana. Real slave cabins in background. #theBUTLER
Me and my "girls" in the makeup trailer. #theBUTLER
Director Lee Daniels and I trying to find some shade on set in NOLA. Yes, that is a wig.
Fun day. Makeup artists doing a silicon cast for my face for new movie the BUTLER directed by Lee Daniels.
Second layer. Hello, Halloween!
Phase 3. Feeling a little claustrophobic in here.
Costume designer Ruth Carter and me in very vintage 80 's leisure suit. The movie spans 80 years. Lots of history. And bad outfits :) #theBUTLER
Plantation cabins by the bank of swamp. All praises to the Ancestors! #theBUTLER
Getting rigged for the ride in our Lincoln Town Car. Takes lots of hands on deck to make a movie. Thanks, crew!
Forest (Whitaker) and I (aged) and in our leisure suits. Hot in that car. Hot in Thibodaux, Louisiana. #theButler
Lenny Kravitz and me (both aged) getting ready for our 80's White House scene.
Director @LeeDaniels , @JaneFonda as Nancy Reagan, Alan Rickman as Prez Reagan and me. Gonna be a long nite. #theBUTLER
Another wonderful day on set. Getting "aged" with prosthetic skin. Back for remainder of White House scene. #thebutler
@LennyKravitz in the makeup chair before aging prosthetics. Ain't he pretty! #thebutler
Can u say 1957? Happy Super Soul Sunday. On set all day. #thebutler
Costume designer Ruth Carter working that 1957. #theButler
Me and my movie family. Shooting on Sunday to make up lost time from Storm Isaac. #thebutler
Director Lee Daniels approving today's costume. #thebutler
Showing my domestic side. Ruth Carter apron design for #theButler. Happy Super Soul Sunday!
In the makeup chair getting ready for another artful day on #thebutler.
Terrence Howard serenading me on set. La de Da! #thebutler
And THAT's a Wrap! Terrance Howard and me in our goodbye "love scene." Thanks Lee Daniels for the great experience. #theButler
Just saw the BUTLER rough cut for the first time with @LennyKravitz and director @LeeDaniels. Can't wait for you all to see it. #theBUTLER
Still adding finishing sound touches to the BUTLER with director Lee Daniels @Theoriginalbigdaddy.