By Adam Hetrick
13 Aug 2013
Lee Daniels' film has reignited Winfrey's love for acting she stated.
"Now that I know I can pull that instrument out and tune it up a bit, I would like to do some other acting," Winfrey said. "I really am in a free space now — 'free' meaning I can reorganize my schedule a different way. But it would have to be something really compelling."
As recently as 2011, Winfrey stated that she had been in talks with Broadway producers about a potential stage project following the end of her long-running talk show. At one point Winfrey revealed she was reading a "stack of plays," and that Kenny Leon had approached her about starring in his revival of Fences, but scheduling did not work out.
Winfrey was the lead producer on the musical version of The Color Purple.