Oprah Winfrey in Final Talks for '30 Rock' Guest Starring Role

September 04, 2008 02:21:13 GMT

She is said to have been written into the script for the series' second episode, in which she will play as herself and involve in ongoing feud with some other characters.


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Oprah Winfrey is said to have been in final negotiation to make a guest starring role in NBC's "30 Rock". E! broke the news that the talk show queen is close to signing a deal to appear on the hit comedy series. Greater than that, it is claimed that she has also been written into the script for its second episode.

No confirmation from both Oprah herself and NBC, but E!'s Kristin Dos Santos claimed that Oprah is slated to make a cameo in the 302 episode of "30 Rock". The episode currently is slated to be aired on Nov. 6.

Kristin, furthermore, cited what she called as "reliable insiders" as saying that Oprah would likely play herself. She's about to be featured in the TV series having feud with Tina Fey's character Liz Lemon. She will as well involve in ongoing feud with Tracy Jordan, played by Tracy Morgan, and Jenna Maroney, the character played by Jane Krakowski. The feud among them will continue through several episodes, it has been reported.

Oprah is the next Hollywood celeb after Jennifer Aniston to make a guest starring role in "30 Rock". NBC has announced that the comic actress will portray the character of Claire Harper, the former roommate of Fey's character Liz Lemon, who shows up and begins to stalk Jack Donaghy, Alec Baldwin's character. The network described her role as a "free-spirited, 'Fatal Attraction' like stalker."

Aside from "30 Rock," Oprah will have the 23rd season of her syndicated show "The Oprah Winfrey Show" premiered Mon., Sept. 8. Filming of the episode was done at Chicago's Millennium Park and already completed Wednesday, September 3. The episode will feature a number of Olympics gold medalists, including Michael Phelps, Nastia Liukin, and Kobe Bryant just to name a few.

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