Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg teamed up to produce new film "The Hundred-Foot Journey" and the pair, who previously united for "The Color Purple," addressed why they wanted to work together again.
"We wanted to come together for a long time," Oprah told Access Hollywood at the film's New York City premiere on Monday night.
"For a long time, but for the right thing," Steven chimed in.
"The Hundred-Foot Journey," starring Helen Mirren, Om Puri and Manish Dayal, follows the story of an Indian family who moves to France and sets up a restaurant that ruffles the feathers of Helen's Madame Mallory. But Manish's character, Hassan, is a star chef in the making, and what originally starts out as a clash of cultures actually begins a road to harmony.
"This really appealed to us in many ways," Steven said. "One of the ways was just the whole idea of the film about -- it's about life, it's about love, it's about food, it's about the spaces between that sometimes..."
"It's about fusing them all," Oprah added.
"The differences we have, we fuse them out of existence. And the movie, it carries a wonderful message," Steven added.
Beyond talk of their movie, Oprah also addressed her new O Magazine cover, which finds her in a Capezio cat suit.
"They talked me into it!" Oprah said of donning the onesie.
"There is an old Diana Ross cover where she's doing that same pose so it's really a take on that," Oprah added.
And Steven complimented his fellow producer on her cover look.
"It's a beautiful fusion of sort of Nina [Simone] and Eartha [Kitt]," Steven said. "Beautiful."
"The Hundred-Foot Journey" hits theaters on August 8.
-- Jolie Lash