July 25, 2016  

Oprah Winfrey Depressed After 'Beloved' Failure

January 14, 2011 (3:36 am) GMT
She would gorge on macaroni and cheese to comfort her after 1998 movie lost in the box office to 'Bride of Chucky'.

has opened up about the disappointment she felt after her 1998 movie "Beloved" bombed at the box office, admitting the flop film left her fighting depression. The media mogul produced and starred in the big screen adaption of Toni Morrison's spooky novel, alongside and .

However, the $80 million movie pulled in just $22 million in takings - and Winfrey was hit hard by the negative feedback. Speaking on the first episode of new U.S. talk show "", she says, "I don't want to call it a turkey, but it didn't work, and it sent me into a massive, depressive, macaroni and cheese-eating tailspin - literally!"

"It was the only time in my life that I was ever depressed, and I recognized that I (was) depressed because I've done enough shows (on the topic). 'Oh, this is what people must feel like who are depressed'."

The picture was beaten in the box office chart by "Bride of Chucky" when it was released, a film Winfrey had never even heard of. She adds, "Beloved premiered on a Friday night and I remember hearing on Saturday morning that we got beat by something called Chucky. I didn't even know what Chucky was."

The full interview is set to air in the U.S. on Monday, January 17.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Refusing to Enter Rehab, Lamar Odom Walks Out of Family's Intervention
  2. Kristen Bell Shares First Photos From Her Wedding While Tearing Up Talking About Hubby Dax Shepard
  3. Comic-Con: 'Justice League' Debuts First Footage, 'Wonder Woman' Gets First Trailer
  4. Watch Melissa McCarthy, Jodie Foster, Adam Sandler Ruin Their Han Solo Auditions on 'CONAN'
  5. People Are Upset Taylor Swift Uses Special Instagram Tool to Block Those Snake Emojis
  6. Artist of the Week: Stacy Ferguson
  7. Miranda Kerr Flaunts Huge Ring and Long Legs During First Outing Since Evan Spiegel's Proposal
  8. Comic-Con: 'Legion' Unveils First Footage. Take a Look at the X-Men TV Series