Oprah: I Ate 30 Pounds of Mac 'n' Cheese After Movie Failure

After Winfrey's Beloved lost to Bride of Chucky at the box office, she turned to food as comfort

Even Oprah Winfrey has her low moments. 

On the very first episode of Piers Morgan Tonight, the OWN network pioneer revealed that she went into "a massive, depressive macaroni and cheese-eating tailspin" in 1998, after her film Beloved failed to beat Bride of Chucky at the box office.

"It premiered on a Friday and I remember hearing on Saturday morning that we got beat by something called Chucky," she remembers. "I didn't even know what Chucky was. So, I asked my chef at the time to make some macaroni and cheese...and I ate about 30 pounds worth. I'm not kidding!"

But Oprah, who said that was the first time in her life that she was truly depressed, managed to take away an important lesson from her pasta binge.

"I think the way life is set up, for most people who have the opportunity to succeed, is that if you get the lesson, you don't have to repeat that again."

Watch the clip here:


Piers Morgan Tonight debuts January 17 on CNN at 9 P.M. ET.

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