Waiting To Exhale

Could Oprah Return to Acting in The Butler?

Hot on the heels of reports Oprah Winfrey might replace Whitney Houston as Savannah in the Waiting to Exhale sequel, comes word from The Hollywood Reporter that she is considering a return to acting in The Butler.

Winfrey is mulling an offer to co-star in The Butler, Precious director Lee Daniels’ story of Eugene Allen, a black man who worked as butler in the White House, serving eight presidents from 1952 to 1986.

In other Oprah related news, Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav weighed in on the state of OWN.


Will Oprah Replace The Late Whitney Houston as Savannah in Waiting to Exhale Sequel?


Whitney Houston's untimely and tragic death isn't derailing plans to bring the highly-anticipated sequel to one of her hit movies, Waiting to Exhale, to the big screen, and one of daytime television's biggest legends is being mentioned as a possible replacement for the late superstar!

In a new post up on New York Magazine's Vulture blog, Fox 2000 Pictures President Elizabeth Gabler revealed the studio plans to move forward with plans to adapt Terry McMillian's Getting to Happy, the 2010 sequel to her 1992 runaway best seller Waiting to Exhale. While Gabler stated they hadn't started talking to any actresses about filling Houston's designer shoes to portray unlucky-in-love TV producer Savannah Jackson, it isn't "inconceivable" to think of Oprah Winfrey. Say what? Say huh?