The reason mega mogul Oprah Winfrey was so excited to announce the news of Mike Epps being cast as Richard Pryor is because she’s been cast to play Richard Pryor’s grandmother!
This will be a controversial role for Winfrey to play as the late comedian’s grandmother was known to have been cruel and abusive to Pryor as a child while running an in-house brothel.
Pryor’s widow, Jennifer, stated that Oprah got hold of the script, and was desperate to play Marie Carter. Carter raised Pryor in her brothel in Peoria, Illinois, and was known to beat him.
Oprah really wanted to play Grandma Carter because she’s anxious to show her gritty side……and this is the perfect role for that!
Can’t wait to see this film!