NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) — U.S. media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a control freak and was happy to take direction on the set of her new movie.
Winfrey made the statement during a recent cast press conference promoting the film “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”
“I worked with [Daniels] on ‘Precious’ behind the scenes and I wanted the opportunity to be in his hands, really, and, contrary to what some people assume about me, I’m really not a control freak. I really like hiring people,” Winfrey recently told reporters in New York.
“As I run my businesses, I want to hire somebody who knows what they’re doing, so I don’t have to do it and then come back to me and tell me it’s done. So, that’s really how I like to operate, so the notion that I am a person who likes to control everything, I am not. But there were some things on set — because I am the oldest person on set, I think, and because I lived through the Kennedy assassination — I had some definite opinions,” explained the 59-year-old Mississippi native. “What is exciting, and why we all love [Daniels,] is he is a truth-seeker.”