The ButlerEver since taking home the hugely prestigious Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Forest Whitaker has been searching for that next momentous performance – and it’s safe to say he has found it in the inspiring drama The Butler.

Playing Cecil Gaines – a butler who served eight different presidents at the White House across a 34 year tenure, Whitaker is at his very best, starring alongside Oprah Winfrey. Whitaker discusses with us what it’s like to play Oprah’s husband and how his performance reduced director Lee Daniels to tears. He also discusses his own personal recollection of the Civil Rights Movement, and he confirms to us that his screenplay for his long-awaited Louis Armstrong biopic may well be going into pre-production early next year.

The Butler is released on November 15th, and you can read our review here.