HOW OPRAH MADE AVA DUVERNAY BECOME HER FRIENDMarch 8, 2018
What Oprah Winfrey wants, Oprah Winfrey gets!
And the media mogul has revealed how she went out of her way to physically manifest a friendship with director Ava Duvernay.
During a panel promoting their collaborative effort A Wrinkle in Time, Oprah said Ava’s glasses were what initially drew her towards the Selma director, The Grio reported.
“She had such a warm, inviting presence. I thought, ‘I’m going to be her friend.’”
And then Oprah actually concocted a plan to meet Ava by throwing a Mother’s Day party.
“I thought, ‘if she could bring her mother, maybe she’d be my friend. So, I had an event at my house created just so I could meet her, so I could manifest that [friendship] for myself.”
The reason she went to such lengths to be BFFs was because Oprah didn’t want Ava to think she just wanted to be in the acclaimed director’s next movie.
“Because people do this to me all the time where they show up and they look like they’re needy or that they want something. I didn’t want her to think, ‘Oh, I want to be in your movie.’”
Oprah and Ava have since worked together on Selma, Queen Sugar and now A Wrinkle in Time.
Looks like their friendship has paid off in more ways than one!