Oprah Shocks Meryl: I Wanted To Star In "Doubt" (VIDEO)

02/13/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Oprah Winfrey shocked guest Meryl Streep on Tuesday when she told the "Doubt" star that she had called the director and tried to costar in the film.

The role Oprah wanted was that of Mrs. Miller, the mother of the boy Streep's nun suspects is being molested by a priest. The part ultimately went to Viola Davis, who has garnered a slew of nominations for her work.

Oprah told Meryl "I wanted to do that," in part, "just so that I could have a scene with you in my lifetime."

"He told me no. No way! Not even a read or anything."

Meryl's look of surprise upon hearing the news is a must-see.