Oprah Winfrey Set to Portray Richard Pryor’s Grandmother in Biopic
According to multiple reports, Oprah Winfrey is set to portray late comedian Richard Pryor’s grandmother in an upcoming biopic.
Pryor was raised by his grandmother, Marie Carter, a madam of a brothel in his birth place of Peoria, Illinois. Pryor’s mother, Gertrude L. Thomas, was also a prostitute in his grandmother’s brothel.
Check out a picture posted to Winfrey’s Instagram below, alongside director Lee Daniels, and Mike Epps who is set to play Richard Pryor in the upcoming film.