Oprah’s visit with George Lucas touches on “Star Wars,” “Red Tails” and more

Two of the biggest power players in Hollywood — Oprah Winfrey and George Lucas — are coming together in the latest episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter, airing this Sunday, Jan. 22, at 9pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. In the episode, Oprah visits Lucas’ impressive Skywalker Ranch in Northern California to conduct a rare interview with the sometimes reclusive filmmaker, who opens up on various topics including Star Wars and the spirituality behind “The Force,” the near-death car accident that changed his life, and the bold decision that made him a billionaire. Oprah also sits down with both Lucas and his girlfriend, Mellody Hobson, to discover what makes their relationship work, and then speaks with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard, the stars of Lucas’ latest production, Red Tails — an account of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen all-black World War II fighter pilot squad —  which opens in theaters today.

First Look: George Lucas Discusses Star Wars

During Oprah’s conversation with filmmaker George Lucas, she has an aha! moment as George describes how he created Star Wars but was never able to experience it like the rest of the world. Tune in Sunday, January 22, at 9/8c to watch more of this rare interview.


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