Oprah Winfrey says that Beyonce's Life Is but a Dream documentary is a "game changer." Ms. Winfrey, who was Beyonce's special guest at a New York City screening of the film Tuesday night, tells omg! Insider that "people are going to be amazed" by what Bey reveals about herself in the autobiographical special.
Over the course of the 90-minute doc, Beyonce opens up about her decision to end her business relationship with her dad, Mathew Knowles, who long managed her career. She also speaks about the miscarriage that she experienced in the years before she and husband, Jay-Z, brought their daughter, Blue Ivy, into the world.
Speaking also to Access Hollywood, Oprah says, "You get a sense of who she really is. Because we didn't have that sense." Even after interviewing Beyonce "five, six, seven, eight times," Oprah says she discovered new things about the singer from Life Is but a Dream.
Speaking of Beyonce's decision to open up her private life, Oprah says that the mom, wife and international star "understands all pain is the same. And the way she hurts is the same way other people have hurt." People who see Bey's doc will "feel a connection to her that they didn't feel before," Oprah adds.
Along with Oprah and Jay, several other celebrities from Beyonce's inner-circle also attended the screening, including Bey's mother, Tina Knowles; her sister, Solange; collaborator The-Dream and stylist June Ambrose. Angela Simmons, Luke James, Angela Bassett, NFL star Victor Cruz and models Selita Ebanks and Tyson Beckford walked the red carpet at the glitzy event.
Following the premiere, Solange DJ'ed an after-party for Bey, where one of the guests captured video of the sisters dancing together.
Life Is but a Dream premieres this Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. Just before the big unveiling, Oprah will once again sit down with Beyonce for a one-on-one interview. Fans can get in on their conversation when it airs on Oprah's Next Chapter, premiering Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on OWN.
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