"I never saw representation of a dark skinned Indian woman, Indian girl", she said, calling her love for these films so "pure" because she wasn't getting anything in return. "[The film] gives a little breather and to say, 'Who you are is enough and this is how you're going to make it through, by finding something in yourself, ' because we all have that little voice inside of us and, a lot of time, we don't listen to it".
In an interview with E! to promote her upcoming movie, A Wrinkle in Time, Oprah as well as her co-stars Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon, were asked if they still fill up their own cars at the petrol station.
The legendary talk show host previously told ET, "What I'm really excited about is you can bring your kids to see this movie and feel comfortable, feel relaxed".
'I actually have security, ' she told him. You're not going to get a Barbie.
"I grew up a poor Negro child", Winfrey said, in what may have been a reference to Steve Martin's oft-quoted opening line from his 1979 comedy The Jerk.
Winfrey is in many ways the woman of the hour, after a rousing Golden Globes speech against sexual misconduct led to a viral social media campaign calling on her to run for president in 2020.
The Mindy Project star also shared the best piece of advice she ever received from Winfrey that she'll surely pass along to her daughter.
As the partly New Zealand-shot blockbuster A Wrinkle in Time has its world premiere in Hollywood, its stars have revealed just how much fun they had shooting here.
Striking that balance, Ava DuVernay's movie is the first in history to entrust a budget of more than US$100 million (RM391 million) to a female African-American director. "If everybody can get that message, that's how we have hope in the world".
"A Wrinkle In Time" hits theaters on March 9.