In a piece on this movie that aired on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition," Eric Deggans said that the source book's author, Rebecca Skoot, told him in an interview that Henrietta Lacks's daughter Deborah wanted Oprah to play her in the movie version long before any movie version was actually in the works. Skloot said, "She always said, you know, this book is going to come out. It's going to be a bestseller. Oprah's going to make a movie, and she's going to play me. Like, she was just sure of it." Deborah died in 2009, so she was not alive to see that the book about her mother did become a bestseller and Oprah did play Deborah in the movie adaptation. See more »
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After having read the book and suggested this book to a lot of my friends. I was happy to see it become an HBO film. I just finished watching it and I all I can say is read the book. The story line does not even break the surface of what her cells did to help create cures for. It seemed to be more focused on Oprah's character then Henrietta's story. Not surprising since Oprah was behind the making of this film. I was really hoping this was going to be a good show but sadly it turned out to be really bad
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