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"OPRAH'S NEXT CHAPTER" FEATURES POWERHOUSE PERFORMERS IDRIS ELBA, CHIWETEL EJIOFOR AND MICHAEL B. JORDAN THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT 9:00 P.M. ET/PT

December 6, 2013

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December 6, 2013

 

"OPRAH'S NEXT CHAPTER" FEATURES POWERHOUSE PERFORMERS IDRIS ELBA, CHIWETEL EJIOFOR AND MICHAEL B. JORDAN THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT 9:00 P.M. ET/PT

 

Special Airing of 'The Oprah Interview: Nelson Mandela'

this Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

 

 

Images Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc. / George Burns

Oprah Winfrey with (L-R) Idris Elba, Michael B. Jordan, and Chiwetel Ejiofor

High-Res Images: https://owncomm.box.com/s/zrgc1pxhnta0rnari6o7

 

Los Angeles - Oprah talks to the stars behind some of the year's most powerful performances including Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) on an all-new episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter," airing this Sunday, December 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. 

 

Additionally, in honor of the passing of Nelson Mandela, the network will air Oprah's historic interview with Nelson Mandela from 2000 on Sunday, December 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on OWN. Together, they discuss his family, his fight against oppression, his 27 years of imprisonment, how he forgave his jailers and liberated a nation to freedom.

 

Special message from Oprah: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Watch-a-First-Look-of-The-Oprah-Interview-Nelson-Mandela-Video

 

Sunday, December 8 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

8:00 pm: The Oprah Interview: Nelson Mandela

9:00 pm: Oprah's Next Chapter: Powerhouse Performances with Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiorfor and Michael B. Jordan

 

Below are excerpts and clip links (with embed code).

 

"Oprah's Next Chapter: Powerhouse Performances" --

To watch a sneak peek of the episode (with embed code) click here:

http://www.oprah.com/own-oprahs-next-chapter/First-Look-Idris-Elba-Chiwetel-Ejiofor--Michael-B-Jordan-Video

 

EXCERPT: Michael B. Jordan discussed how fame has impacted dating:

OPRAH: And also there's the whole, like, women issue.

MICHAEL: Yeah.

OPRAH: Did that change for you?

MICHAEL: Um, I -- I -- I've done pretty well in the female department growing up. It definitely magnified it. It uh, it opened up -

OPRAH: Are you doing the homina, homina?

MICHAEL: No, it's -- it's crazy. I've -- I've had -- I've never had a girlfriend, for the most part.

OPRAH: You've never had a girlfriend.

MICHAEL: I've never, no. I've had girls that I've dated that I had, you know, deep feelings for, you know, over the years but I believe in karma. I have a sister, you know, and I never really wanted to do females wrong, you can't act like that.  You can't treat women that way.

OPRAH: So you don't want to treat any woman any differently than you'd want a man to treat your sister.

MICHAEL: 110 percent. And I found this young lady --

OPRAH: That should be the rule for all men.

MICHAEL: It should be, right?

OPRAH: That should be Michael B. Jordan's Rules.

Click here for the video with embed code: http://www.oprah.com/own-oprahs-next-chapter/Michael-B-Jordans-Number-One-Rule-for-Dating-Video

 

 

EXCERPT: Idris Elba on staying in a cell overnight at Robben Island to prepare for portraying Nelson Mandela in the film "Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom"

OPRAH: What was it like, your first visit to Robben Island?

IDRIS: My first visit was - I did it as a tourist, as a museum type thing.

OPRAH: Yeah.

IDRIS: And then the second tour, was awful. Awful. When I started to understand, you know, the history of the island, you know, the fact that it was a leprosy colony.

OPRAH: Yes.

IDRIS: So after my second trip I asked if they wouldn't mind letting me stay a night in Mandela's cell. And they said, no. I said, please. And they said, no. So this went on for six or seven times and then eventually they said, okay, you can stay the night by yourself but not in Madiba's cell. I was like, fine. I'll stay anywhere you like. And they offered me a cell on C Wing, which is the punishment cell. And I said I want it exactly as Madiba had it. Whatever facilities he had that night on his first night. And they said, well, he had this thin foam blanket and this little blanket here and a bucket for -- for the toilet and that's it. And I said I'll take that. So I remember him standing on the other side of the bars and he shut the door and he looked at me before he turned the key and he goes, are you sure you want to do this? This is not necessary. I said, yeah, I want to do. Shut the door. Walked away. Shut the next door. Walked away. I just heard this series of locks.

OPRAH: Locks and --

IDRIS: You know?

OPRAH: Yeah

IDRIS: And I thought to myself, okay. And I had the most amazing sense of loss. I was like, wow. And it just put it into perspective about what Madiba had gone through. I mean just perspective and context.

Click here for the video with embed code: http://www.oprah.com/own-oprahs-next-chapter/Idris-Elbas-Chilling-Night-in-a-South-African-Prison-Video

 

"The Oprah Interview: Nelson Mandela"

To watch a sneak peek of the episode (with embed code) click here:

http://www.oprah.com/world/How-Nelson-Mandela-Emerged-From-Prison-a-Better-Man-Video

 

 

To find what channel OWN is on in your area, visit www.oprah.com/findown

 

About Oprah's Next Chapter:

"Oprah's Next Chapter" is the award-winning primetime series featuring Oprah Winfrey as she steps outside of the studio for riveting, enlightening and in-depth conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders and real-life families. "Oprah's Next Chapter" is produced by Harpo Studios.  Join the conversation on Twitter using #NextChapter.

 

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Chelsea Hettrick

Director, Communications

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323.602.5632

 

Joey Levine

Manager, Communications

Joey_Levine@own.tv

323.602.5629