On Monday, Oprah Winfrey took to Instagram to introduce Kee Simone, the young actress who will play her character as a child in HBO biopic The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, based on Rebecca Skloot‘s bestseller.
The 62-year-old mogul who shared a picture of herself with her arm around Kee’s shoulders wrote,
‘Just finished 1st table read with my younger self! @keesimone #HenriettaLacksmovie.’
The story is ripped from a true life African-American woman, Henrietta Lacks, who became an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cervical cancer cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line, known as HeLa, in the early 1950s.
Renée Elise Goldsberry plays Henrietta while Oprah plays her daughter Deborah as a grown woman with Kee as her younger self.
Source: DailyMail UK