Not everyone can call Oprah a friend, even if they are in Hollywood. But Euphoria star Colman Domingo can.
However, it comes with a new set of fears for Domingo. The 52-year-old actor starred on a sketch comedy series for several years where he performed several skits of some of the biggest icons in history, including Oprah.
Once he learned Oprah saw his impression, it’s changed the way he interacts with her.
Domingo worked on 'The Big Gay Sketch Show' on Logo for three seasons from 2008 to 2010.
The show was produced by Rosie O’Donnell. The Zola star performed risque impressions of cultural icons like Maya Angelou and Oprah. He considers his impression of Oprah to be “sexually charged.”
During a recent appearance Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Domingo says he learned from a mutual friend, Lee Daniels, that Oprah is aware of the sketch. Domingo says he was instantly afraid.
“Lee called me up one day and was like, ‘You know, I showed Oprah Big Gay Sketch Show and you playing her,’ ” he said. “And I was mortified, because the sketch … at some point I’m wearing a ball gag in my mouth, she’s having crazy sex and doing weird things.
Now, he always is scared when he interacts with the queen of media.
‘So, every time I see her — because I’ve actually been very friendly with Oprah — and every time I see her, I always feel like she looks at me like, ‘I know what you did!’ But she’s jovial and friendly. She never brings it up, maybe she’s waiting for the right moment,” Domingo added.
Watch the interview below:
Aside from Euphoria, Domingo is set to star in Netflix’s upcoming Bayard Rustin biopic.c