Danielle Brooks Explains What It’s Like to Be Hugged by Oprah, As If Words Could Capture Such an Experience


Some things beg description: Supernovas, the way a full moon carves a rainbow in the mist of a waterfall, or what it's like to be embraced by one Oprah Winfrey. Danielle Brooks, who plays Sofia in Broadway's The Color Purple, the same role Oprah herself played in the film, has had that experience, and let her try to show you (by way of Jimmy Kimmel) just how sublime it is — of course, we imagine the real thing is so much better. It must be hard to be Danielle Brooks: Tony-nominated, star of a Netflix series, unlikely to feel joy in quite the same way again.