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Oprah Winfrey: 'You cannot be my friend' and use the N-word

By Katie Mathewson Slide 1 of 6

There's a reason why Oprah Winfrey says, "People need to see ['The Butler']." The film, from "Precious" director Lee Daniels, is about a black man's years of service in the White House at the height of the civil rights movement. The racially charged film brought Oprah back to acting and was a labor of love for the talk show host, her co-star Forest Whitaker, and director Daniels. They sat down with Parade to talk about the issues raised in the movie, the use of the N-word, and the trio's own experiences with racism. Click ahead to read quotes from the interview.
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