Go Inside Oprah's 'Belle' Garden Party
By ETONLINE STAFF
May 14, 2014
Oprah invited ET into her home for a special garden party she threw for the cast of Belle.
"This all happened because I saw the movie," Oprah told Nancy O'Dell at her estate in Montecito, California. "I loved it so much, then I thought, 'Oh gosh! I wish I had the Oprah show. I could tell everybody all about it.'"
The mid-day event came complete with pink peonies to match the pink tent and cherry infused Veuve Cliquot champagne.
"Here's to Belle!" Oprah gushed, toasting to the project. "May you have all the success that you deserve. Really, thanks for the celebration. I just wanted to celebrate you all. Thank you! Cheers!"
Belle stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the titular character Dido Elizabeth Belle -- the love child of a white man and a black slave. Belle later becomes involved in an interracial relationship herself with a white man named John Davinier (played by Sam Reid) in eighteenth century England.