'The Butler' Director Lee Daniels Reveals Behind-The-Scenes Details Of Oprah's Love Scene (VIDEO)

08/01/2013 04:13 pm ET

In "Lee Daniels' The Butler," Oprah returns to the big screen in her first major movie role in more than a decade. Oprah plays Gloria Gaines, the wife of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), a White House butler who served during eight presidential terms over the course of nearly 35 years. Director Lee Daniels, Oprah and Whitaker recently sat down together for an exclusive Oprah.com Q&A about "The Butler" and opened up about filming the movie -- including moments from Oprah's love scene.

Moderated by Gayle King, the Q&A takes an intimate turn when King asks Daniels what it was like to direct Oprah, someone who likes to be in control. He explains that Oprah had a lot of questions about her scenes.

"Too many damn questions!" Daniels says. "Oprah is just full of questions. I couldn't answer enough freaking questions."

He uses Oprah's love scene with Whitaker as an example. "She and Forest were together and they're making love," Daniels recalls. "She looks around and [asks], 'What time is it?' I go, 'It doesn't matter what time it is.' [She asked again], 'Well, what time is it, Lee?' I said, 'It doesn't matter. You're getting laid. Shut up and get laid!'"

As Oprah laughs at the memory, she defends her love scene inquiry. "Well, it makes a difference!" she says. "Is it morning? Do I have the rollers in or the rollers out? Am I trying to get breakfast done?"

That's when Gayle turns to Whitaker to get his take on the love scene. "What kind of kisser is [Oprah]?" she asks him. "It is a question people want to know." Hear Whitaker's candid response in the video above.

Catch more from the cast of "The Butler" on "Oprah's Next Chapter," airing Sunday, August 11, at 9 p.m. ET on OWN. "The Butler" opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, August 16.

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