Oprah Winfrey is opening up about her recent weight loss.
On the red carpet at the world premiere of “The Color Purple” on Wednesday, the film producer discussed what she had to do to achieve her weight transformation.
“It’s not one thing, it’s everything,” Winfrey, 69, said. Entertainment tonight At the Academy of Motion Picture Museum in Los Angeles. “I intend for it to stay that way.”
The businesswoman, who has used weight-loss program WW (formerly WeightWatchers) in the past and currently serves as an investor and board member, admitted to working out before hitting the purple carpet: “I was on the treadmill that day.”
The actress and philanthropist wore a matching (and matching purple) gown to the premiere party, and she also talked about the upcoming musical film she’s producing.
She starred in the original 1985 film, playing Sofia, which led to her being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Danielle Brooks will take over the role in the 2023 musical, while Fantasia Barrino Taylor leads the star-studded cast as Celie.
“Seeing Danielle Brooks on set as Sophia, making it her own, was a profound joy for me,” Winfrey said. Vanity gallery. “There’s a lot of satisfaction to pass on to her.”
Winfrey described Barrino Taylor’s performance at the Elle Women in Hollywood event on Tuesday as “the rising phoenix of this moment.”
The film, which is scheduled to hit theaters on December 25, is an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway production, originally based on Alice Walker’s 1982 novel.
Danielle Brooks, Fantasia Barrino TaylorOprah fan at Elle Women in Hollywood event
In September, the former Oprah Winfrey Show host addressed her experience facing media scrutiny because of her weight.
in A clip from her group chat about “weight status,” Winfrey revealed the impact of “tabloid shaming” over her weight and “the difference between mentality and willpower” when it comes to someone’s personal weight loss journey.
“State of the Weight,” part of Oprah Daily’s “The Life You Want” series, was convened to help reframe and destigmatize conversations surrounding obesity, and will also explore the safety and effectiveness of Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro, which have recently been used to aid weight loss. .
“This is a world that forever shames people for being overweight, and all of us who have lived it know that people treat you differently, they do,” Winfrey says in a clip from the first installment shared exclusively with USA TODAY. “And I’m Oprah Winfrey, and I know everything that comes with that, but I’m treated differently if I’m over 200 pounds versus under 200 pounds.”
Over the course of her long career, and especially during her 25 years on her talk show, Winfrey has managed to navigate weight loss and weight gain in the public eye.
“I don’t know of another public person whose struggles with weight have been exploited like me,” she said during the panel discussion.
When she rejoined WW in 2016, she told reporters in a promotional phone call the plan She felt like she was “on a diet that I will never go off again” and would be “counting points for the rest of my life,” according to Letters of News.
Contributing: Pamela Avila
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