EXCLUSIVE: Oprah to Play Richard Pryor's Grandma in Lee Daniels' Biopic
By Antoinette Bueno
Oprah is headed back to the big screen!
ET can exclusively confirm that Oprah, 60, will be playing Richard Pryor's grandmother, Marie Carter, in Lee Daniels' highly anticipated biopic on the legendary comedian.
Pryor, who died from a heart attack in 2005, had a notoriously complicated relationship with his grandmother. Pryor grew up in a house of prostitution run by Marie, when his mother Gertrude walked out on the family when he was 10 years old.