Berry Not Playing Oprah In Biopic

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November 12, 2010 | 2:20pm EST

Halle Berry has dismissed reports she has signed on to play Oprah Winfrey in a rumored biopic about the talk show titan’s life.
Hollywood studio bosses are said to be keen to turn Winfrey’s rise to stardom as media mogul into a movie project and the Oscar winner had been linked to the lead role.

But the Swordfish star has laughed off the claims in a interview with TV host Ellen DeGeneres, which is due to air on Monday.

She says, “I’m not going to play Oprah, no. I was just like (pretends to be on the phone), ‘Hey, Oprah, Am I playing you? Just tell me because nobody has told me this.’ I don’t know where these rumors come from.”

Berry admits she’s not even sure a movie is being made – but she wouldn’t be opposed to the part.

She adds, “I don’t know. Not that I wouldn’t want to play Oprah if there was a movie. I just don’t know how this stuff gets made up.”

Winfrey will step down as host of The Oprah Winfrey Show later this year, to launch her network, OWN, on 1 January.