The box-office failure of “Beloved” put Oprah Winfrey in “a massive, depressive, macaroni-and-cheese eating tailspin,” she admitted to Piers Morgan in an interview to air on CNN next week.
Oprah referred to the 1998 film flop as a low point of her life that caused her to go into a depression and eat excessive quantities of the cheesy side dish.
“I ate about 30 pounds worth,” she told Piers.
Once she recognized she was depressed, Oprah took action. “I prayed my way through it and gave myself a timeline” to come out of it, she said.
Piers’ show, "Piers Morgan Tonight," will be filling the slot formerly held by “Larry King Live.” Oprah will be Piers’ first guest when the show premieres Monday, January 17.
“My guests have to have the three ‘Fs’ — fabulous, fun and fascinating," Piers said when speaking on the media maven. "I genuinely think Oprah is the perfect guest for this show. She is not only the biggest celebrity in the world, but she has an extraordinary brand."
Get a sneak peek of Oprah’s interview now.
-Tracy L. Scott