Oprah Wraps Up Filming On The Butler

by on October 2, 2012

Today Oprah said farewell to filming on Lee Daniel’s film depicting an African-America White House butler (Terrence Howard) who served eight American Presidents over the course of three decades. She plays Howard’s love interest.

This brief description of the film came from Deadine:

The Butler traces the dramatic changes that swept American society, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.

Throughout her time filming she’s tweeted a a few photos you can see below.

A photo of Oprah getting aging makeup applied to her face.

According to a USA Today article Oprah joked about kissing Forest Whitaker (pictured above) for the film.

“I felt pretty good about it, let me just say. Forest is a good kisser, how about that? Thank you, Keisha Whitaker,” says Oprah in an interview today with CBS This Morning.

Oprah also Tweeted this photo of Lenny Kravitz on set beside her (left).

Check out this long list of cast members in the Butler:

Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower
Mariah Carey as Hattie Pearl
Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines
Lenny Kravitz as James Holloway
Cuba Gooding Jr. as Carter Wilson
Terrence Howard as Howard
Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines
Jesse Williams as Rev. James Lawson
Melissa Leo as Mamie Eisenhower
Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan
Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan
James Marsden as JFK
John Cusack as Richard Nixon
Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson
Nelsan Ellis  as Martin Luther King, Jr
Vanessa Redgrave as Annabeth Westfall
Alex Pettyfer as Thomas Westfall

This film has an all star cast – literally they are all big stars.  Are there too many stars for The Butler to come together as a good film?

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