Lupita Nyong’o and Cynthia Erivo are getting the Oprah treatment.

Winfrey will host OWN Spotlight: Oprah At Home with Lupita Nyong’o and Cynthia Erivo. The special will air October 26 at 8 p.m. ET on OWN.

The special will be comprised of Winfrey’s one-on-one interviews with Nyong’o and Erivo. The conversation with Nyong’o will delve into the state of race and skin-tone in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the conversation with Erivo will delve into Erivo’s latest film role as Harriet Tubman.

According to the official description:

“Winfrey and Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o discuss colorism in Hollywood and if it still exists. Nyong’o’s newest project is her children’s book Sulwe, which features a 5-year-old girl who has the darkest skin color in her family. On shelves starting October 15, the picture book inspires children to love their uniqueness and to discover that beauty comes from within. Nyong’o also opens up about thriving in an industry [that] she feels was not made for her, speaks about her critically acclaimed starring role in Jordan Peele’s Us, and shares her experience winning “Best Supporting Actress” for her performance in 12 Years a Slave at the Academy Awards in 2014.

Then, Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actress Cynthia Erivo joins Oprah to talk about her starring role in the upcoming film, Harriet. Erivo discusses her preparation to play Harriet–on a physical and spiritual level–as well as the controversy surrounding her casting in the role.”

The conversations will also be available in different ways in case you happen to miss the initial showing of the special. Nyong’o’s interview will replay on Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations podcast October 30. Erivo’s interview will also be on the podcast on November 6.


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