Lisa Nicole Carson’s “Sexy” Audition for Beloved

You should be cautious auditioning for a role when you haven’t read the source material.

Case in point: When Lisa Nicole Carson auditioned for a role in Beloved—a drama about a slave, based on the eponymous book by Toni Morrison—she decided to play the part “sexy.” Lisa Nicole, best known for her supporting roles on Ally McBeal and ER, hadn’t read the novel and didn’t know the gravity the role required.

Here, in an exclusive Oprah: Where Are They Now? clip, she tells the story of how she got it so wrong.

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