'Teary-eyed' Obama raves about Oprah's performance in 'The Butler'

Washington, August 28 (ANI): President Barack Obama recently admitted that he was very impressed with Oprah Winfrey's acting in 'The Butler', asserting that she's just a wonderful actress.

During an interview with radio vet Tom Joyner, Obama also complimented actor Forrest Whitaker's acting in the film, which revolves around Cecil Gaines, a former plantation laborer, who gets a job as a butler in the White House in 1957, Us Magazine reported.

Obama also revealed that he got a bit teary-eyed after watching the flick, as he believes that not just the butlers who have worked in the White House, but an entire generation of people who were talented and skilled could only go so far, because of discrimination.

And yet, with dignity and tenacity, the butlers worked every single day, and put up with a whole lot of mess because they hoped for something better for their kids, the president added. (ANI)

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