Oprah Winfrey, SAG Awards

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You get more Oprah in movies! And you get more Oprah in movies! Everyone gets more Oprah in movies!

For fans of her performance in Lee Daniels' The Butler, Oprah Winfrey has some good news for you. She told us exclusively on the red carpet at the SAG Awards that along with some producing work, she is gunning for a role in Daniels' next film.

"I'm going to be working as a producer. And I'm going to try to get a role in his next film," Winfrey said while pointing at Daniels. "I just read his next script and oh my God! I'm going to have a little talk with my friend Lee Daniels."

Winfrey is nominated tonight for her performance as Gloria Gaines, which was also her first movie role in 15 years. So, what took her so long?

"I had a day job," she laughed. "[But Daniels] convinced me."

"I begged her!" Daniels revealed. "I cursed her. I did everything. I pleaded!" 

"He really did and I'm so glad I finally said yes," Winfrey said. "I said no many times, but he doesn't take no for an answer."

Not bad for someone who has never attended a SAG Awards show.

"This is just going to be the most fun night ever for me because I don't get out much. So, I'm excited!" Winfrey told us. "I've never gotten a SAG Award, nor been nominated for a SAG Award. Never been to a ceremony. This is my first time."

This was not Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul's first time at the SAG Awards, but it was his first time following Oprah Winfrey. After her interview, Giuliana Rancic threw to Ross Mathews, who was standing with the stunned Paul.

"I'm following Oprah!" he exclaimed. "Thank you, Oprah! I appreciate it."

Paul, who brought his sister as his date, said that all the awards that Breaking Bad is getting makes for the "longest goodbye ever."

"I'm not against it," he insisted. "It's incredible."

Trust us, we want Breaking Bad's goodbye to last as long as possible.

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