Oprah Winfrey is back in Atlanta for the HBO film adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s riveting and phenomenally popular nonfiction work “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” Oprah will portray Henrietta’s daughter Deborah Lacks.
A source spotted Winfrey shopping at the Buckhead Whole Foods earlier today.
Henrietta Lacks died in 1951 yet her cells live on and it’s not hyperbolic to say they probably have impacted nearly every human being on the planet.
“She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more,” Skloot notes on her author site, rebeccaskloot.com.
Actress Rose Byrne will portray Skloot.
Anyway, our source kept a respectful distance but got a photo of Oprah selecting some healthy items and sent us this photo: