"The dressing is just as good as the undressing," Winfrey said on the red carpet of the show's premiere at the Warner Bros. Studio Lot in Burbank, California, on Monday.
Winfrey explained that she hasn't had the chance to share this new tip with Graham yet, but she definitely plans to.
"I have not had that [conversation] yet," she said. "I have been on a movie set and not near Stedman, but believe me we will have that. We are going to watch that first episode together and have a chat."
The new drama, created by Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, follows three siblings, Nova Bordelon (Rutina Wesley) and Charley Bordelon (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe), who reunite at their family's 800-acre Louisiana sugar cane farm after a family tragedy.
The story behind the show's creation might be as intriguing as the script itself. In putting the project together, Winfrey and DuVernay assembled an all-female directorial team, including DuVernay, Neema Barnette, Kat Candler, Tina Mabry, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Tanya Hamilton, So Yong Kim and Victoria Mahoney.
At the premiere, DuVernay dished on what it's like to be one of the few people in Winfrey's inner circle of close female friends.
"We just get along, and it's so easy," DuVernay told ET. "It's like a big sister or girlfriend for years and years that you just laugh and have fun with."