Oprah Winfrey (left)
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Oprah Winfrey returns to the big screen

15 August 2013 Last updated at 00:26 BST

US talk show host Oprah Winfrey is starring in her first major film role in 15 years in a new film called The Butler.

She co-stars with the Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker in the story of a fictional White House butler who served during seven presidencies.

Talking Movies' Tom Brook sat down with Winfrey to find out why she wanted to play the part.