Halle Berry: I'm Not Playing Oprah in Biopic

 Courtesy of The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Halle Berry will not play Oprah Winfrey in a movie about the famed talk show host's life.

"I'm not going to play Oprah," the Oscar winner says in an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show to air Monday. "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."

Is there even a movie being made?

"I don't know," admits Berry. "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 launch her network, OWN, on Jan. 1 after stepping down from her talk show after 25 years.

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