Oprah Opens Up About Selma And Why She Had To Get Involved With The Film
Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now,” caught up with Oprah Winfrey, one of the producers of the MLK biopic “Selma,” during a red carpet event for the film. “Selma,” which opened in a limited release on Christmas day, opens nationwide on January 9, 2015.
The critically acclaimed film received four Golden Globes nominations, including nods for Best Motion Picture and Ava DuVernay for Best Director in the Motion Picture category. With her nomination, DuVernay became the first African American woman to be nominated for a best director Golden Globe.
Winfrey, who also plays civil rights demonstrator Annie Lee Cooper in the film, told Martin that the way “Selma” came together was “ordained.”
NewsOne Now Exclusive: Common Reveals How ‘Selma’s’ ‘Glory’ Came To Be
During their chat about the critically acclaimed film, which has garnered four Golden Globenominations, including nods for Best Motion Picture and Ava DuVernay for Best Director in the Motion Picture category, Common shared how the song “Glory” came to be.
Actor David Oyelowo Shares His Views On ‘Selma’ And 7-Year Journey To Play The Role Of MLK
Roland Martin sat down with David Oyelowo to talk about the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic, “Selma” and the actor shared his thoughts about playing the role of MLK.
Oyelowo, born in Britain, told Martin, “When I first read the script in 2007, I wouldn’t cast me as Dr. King, between being English and at that point I’ve done very few American movies, but I felt a call of God to do this thing.”
Stars Of “Selma” Share Details Of Bringing MLK Biopic To Big Screen
In 1965 the world watched as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lead marches on a relentless campaign for voting rights in Selma, Ala. In 2015, the movie “Selma” has placed the pivotal moment in the fight for voting rights back on the national radar for all of America and the world to see.
Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, Carmen Ejogo, Common and David Oyelowo sat down with “NewsOne Now” to share the struggles and triumphs of bringing the movie “Selma” to life in a series of behind the scenes interviews.