Oprah Winfrey ‘Surprised’ by Beyonce Documentary

by | February 15, 2013 at 1:38 PM | Black Entertainment, Oprah's Next Chapter

Beyonce and Winfrey on "Oprah's Next Chapter" (Photo: OWN)

If you haven’t heard enough hype about Queen B’s upcoming documentary, “Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream,” Oprah Winfrey wants you to know she is REALLY excited about it.

The queen of interviews was just gushing with praise at the premiere for Beyonce’s revealing documentary, where Oprah says she was “surprised” by what she saw on screen. “Life Is But a Dream” debuts this weekend on HBO, but first, Oprah gets her own candid conversation with the singer in an interview for “Oprah’s Next Chapter” that also airs Saturday night.

Click here to use xfinity.com/tv to DVR
Oprah’s Interview with Beyonce

“When I saw it, I went ‘whoa!‘” Oprah said of her reaction when she screened the film, in which the very private performer offers a rare look at her “vulnerable” side.

“She opened up and became for us, not just this mythical goddess Beyonce, she became a real woman to me,” Oprah said to Kevin Frazier, who discussed the chat on “The Talk.” “She shocked me, I was in tears. She did an amazing job. She understands that all pain is the same, and the way she hurts is the same way other people hurt, so when people see that…wow. Game changer.”

Click here to use xfinity.com/tv to DVR “Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream”

“You come away and you love her even more, and you get a sense of who she really is,” Winfrey also told “Access Hollywood.”

In her sit down with Oprah, Beyonce, 31, discusses something else she rarely does: Her husband, rapper Jay-Z, 41, whom she credits for helping her “on so many levels” and reveals what Jay Z is like as a father and as a husband.

“I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man,” Beyonce tells Oprah. “It gives me such a foundation.”

There’s also baby talk, with a segment about her daughter Blue Ivy, born in January 2012, and her heart-breaking miscarriage that the power couple kept private until after baby Blue was born.

Beyonce also lets Oprah ask about her break-up with her former manager — her father music executive Matthew Knowles, and what it was like having to fire her own dad.

“We had our issues,” Beyonce says. “We would fight sometimes, and it took about two years, to when I was 20, for him to realise, ‘Oh, she is an adult now, and if she doesn’t wanna do something, I can’t make her do it.’”

“Oprah’s Next Chapter” with Beyonce airs on Saturday, February 16 at 8/7c on OWN. “Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream” premieres right afterward at 9/8c on HBO.