Steven Spielberg Recalls Early Oprah Memory


These two are quite the red-carpet power duo! Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg are arguably two of the biggest entertainment titans in the world, so when they walk arm-in-arm down the red carpet of a film they produced together, it's the kind of occurrence you don't often see.

Winfrey and Spielberg stopped to talk to ET at the Monday night New York premiere of their film The Hundred-Foot Journey, where Spielberg shared one of his earliest memories of Oprah from their time working on The Color Purple.

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"Oprah just comes on the movie, we're about three weeks or four weeks into shooting," recalls Spielberg, 67, from their time shooting the 1985 drama. "And she comes over to me and said, 'Something that really, I think, could be wonderful has happened.' I said, 'What is it?' She said, 'Well, they've taken my Chicago show, and I think we're syndicated now.' And I heard that news first!"

The Hundred-Foot Journey
stars Helen Mirren as Madame Mallory, the owner of a celebrated French restaurant, who clashes with the Kadem family, who open up a lively Indian restaurant across the street from her establishment.

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Check out the video for more from Oprah and Spielberg, including their reactions to Oprah's new O Magazine cover featuring her in a skin-tight black catsuit!

The Hundred-Foot Journey hits theaters August 8.

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