Halle Berry not playing Oprah Winfrey in biopic

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2010, 14:06 PM IST

London: Halle Berry has rubbished reports that she’s set to play Oprah Winfrey in a rumoured biopic about the talk show titan`s life.

Hollywood studio bosses are said to be keen to turn Winfrey`s rise to stardom as media mogul into a movie project and the Oscar-winner had been linked to the lead role.

But the ‘Swordfish’ star has laughed off the claims in an interview with TV host Ellen DeGeneres, which is due to air in the U.S. on Monday.

"I`m not going to play Oprah, no. I was just like (pretends to be on the phone), ``Hey, Oprah, Am I playing you? Just tell me because nobody has told me this.`` I don``t know where these rumours come from," the Daily Express quoted her as saying.

Berry admits she``s not even sure a movie is being made - but she wouldn``t be opposed to the part.

"I don`t know. Not that I wouldn`t want to play Oprah if there was a movie. I just don`t know how this stuff gets made up," she added.