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The Terence Howard/Oprah Winfrey 'Little' Love Scene In 'The Butler' That Became An Epic Scene

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act March 15, 2013 at 2:03PM

In case you haven't heard, Oprah Winfrey and Terrence Howard have a love scene in Lee Daniels' upcoming drama, The Butler.
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In case you haven't heard, Oprah Winfrey and Terrence Howard have a love scene in Lee Daniels' upcoming drama, The Butler.

Oprah even posted a picture of she and Terrence while shooting that scene, which we shared on this site last October when it happened (the photo is above), which generated a few comments here, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

Skip ahead to last week when, while doing press for a film he's currently starring in, Dead Man Down, Howard was asked about that love scene with Oprah, and he said something about appreciating Oprah's "tig ol’ bitties" (his exact words, not mine) and the fact that she is a "lovely, voluptuous woman."

We didn't post that interview on the site, but I did share it on Facebook and Twitter, and it was met with several disapproving comments, blasting Terrence for talking about Oprah that way. In fact, it became a bit of a controversy. 

This morning, a clip from an upcoming Steve Harvey interview with Oprah on his show, was uploaded to YouTube, in which they discuss the love scene between Oprah and Terrence in The Butler, as well as address Terrence's comments about Oprah's boobs.

In the clip, Oprah says that the love scene was initially supposed to be: "a little scene... and because Terrence Howard misbehaved, it turned into a bigger scene... and then it turned into an even bigger scene..."

She goes on to say how much of a "misbehaving kind of boy" Terrence Howard is - probably because, as Howard himself stated in the "tig ol' bitties' interview, he was so mesmerized by Oprah's voluptuousness, and just couldn't help himself, and the "little sex scene," became a bigger, and still bigger sex scene.

I imagine this is a topic that will come up again, closer to the film's release date this fall.

Oprah also says she wasn't offended by Terrence's words, because, well, as she states... you'll have to watch the video to find out.

So, yes there's apparently an *epic* love scene in the film between Terrence Howard and Oprah! You probably didn't see that coming did you? Although, while this is a Lee Daniels-directed project (a filmmaker who isn't at all hesitant to be risque with his material), The Butler is expected to be a PG or PG13 movie (unless that's changed closer to release date), so don't expect some Monster's Ball-style romp (Daniels produced that film) between the two actors, or for Oprah to pee on Terrence like Nicole Kidman does to Zac Efron in The Paperboy, which Daniels produced and directed.

The Butler has a loaded cast that also includes: Forest Whitaker, David Oyelowo, John CusackAlan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Melissa Leo,Liev SchreiberJesse WilliamsMariah CareyYaya DaCosta, and many more.

Music for the film will be composed by the legendary Quincy Jones.

The Weinstein Company acquired USA distribution rights to the film, for an October 18, 2013 release.

The film is scripted to cover several decades in the life of Eugene Allen, the White House butler who served many presidents.

For our thoughts on the film's script, and casting, read Vanessa's script review HERE, and Natasha's casting close-up of the film HERE.

Here's Oprah with Steve Harvey:


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