Esteemed TV personality and actress, Oprah Winfrey has revealed that she felt 'intimidated' by her friend, Reese Witherspoon.
Speaking to PEOPLE's Jess Cagle, Winfrey, 63, opened up about the nerves she felt when she asked Witherspoon for acting advice as she geared up to star in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
“I’d never played a role like that and nor have I done it enough to feel really solidly comfortable in the space,” she said. “I have a lot of actor friends … like I was on set the other day with Wrinkle in Time and I said to Reese, ‘So Reese, how many movies have you done?’ and she said, ‘I don’t know, I don’t know … Hundreds, I don’t know.’ So I was like ‘Oh God, please don’t ask me how many movies I’ve done.’”
Winfrey then responded, “I think I’ve done five."
She added: “It’s rare that I feel intimated, but I felt intimidated.”
The film is based on a nonfiction book with the same name, written by American author Rebecca Skloo.