Terrence Howard opened up about his love scenes with Oprah Winfrey in the upcoming movie “The Butler” and said it was “wonderful” due mostly to her "voluptuous figure."
The film, which began filming in Louisiana last July, is based on the true story of a black butler, Eugene Allen, played by Forest Whitaker. Butler worked in the White House for more than three decades, serving many presidents, and Winfrey plays his wife.
During an interview with Movie Fanatic, Howard said, “Oprah and I had such chemistry. To be able to make out with Oprah and to have love scenes with her and those tig ol' bitties. ... She's such a voluptuous woman. That was wonderful."
Back in October, Winfrey tweeted a picture of her final scene of “The Butler” with the caption, "And THAT's a Wrap! Thanks Lee Daniels for the great experience." The photo showed Howard rubbing her leg as Winfrey seductively smokes a cigarette.
The rest of the cast includes Robin Williams, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Lenny Kravitz.
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Matthew McConaughey was originally slated to play John F. Kennedy on the big screen but dropped out, simply saying, “For certain true reasons, it’s not going to happen.” He played a role in Daniels' “The Paperboy.” James Marsden has replaced McConaughey as JFK.
Daniels also directed the hit drama “Precious” in 2009, which went on to win two Oscar awards.
He spoke with USA Today about Winfrey’s role in “The Butler,” saying she "was looking for something and we're friendly, and we were just trying to figure out the right thing." Winfrey last acted in 1998’s “Beloved.”