“I loved being in that film so much, it just changed everything in my life, and I came to set even when I didn’t have to work, and I’d be in the background crying. So Steven (Spielberg) goes, ‘I want you to do that this afternoon’. Well, I had no idea how to make that happen again. I had no technical skills, and when the scene was being filmed, I couldn’t cry. I could hear the film turning in the camera, and the entire room waiting for me to cry.” Oprah Winfrey couldn’t cry on cue while making her breakthrough movie The Color Purple.