oprah winfrey on letterman late night Oprah Winfrey on 'David Letterman' promotes 'The Butler'   no feud in sightOprah Winfrey appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman” Thursday night (Aug. 1) for the first time since 2005 and for only the second time since their “feud” began over 20 years ago.

This appearance was very mild. They talked about how elephants are endangered and how Oprah encountered a charging elephant while on a safari:

Oprah: “It wasn’t after me.”
Letterman: “That’s not what I heard.”
Oprah: “We saw some elephants over doing their elephant-water-hole thing and one was a little irritated.”

They also talk about “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” the new movie starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah as a marriage couple, where Whitaker plays Cecil Gaines, a butler in the White House for eight presidencies.

“What I liked about this was the writer has been very clever in putting together coincidental to this man’s life many, many important things in American history that we need to be reminded of … when you seen them in a condensed movie … you are reminded of the great struggles that this country has gone through, difficult struggles, in a pretty short period of time,” says Letterman. “For me, the historical aspect of it was very interesting.”

“The butler, to me, represents the generation that my father is. The generation that didn’t want to rock the boat and their children came along and said, ‘We’re not gonna take this anymore,'” says Winfrey.

“The Butler” opens nationwide on Friday, Aug. 16.

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