Dr Oz: Rose Byrn & Oprah Play Deborah & Henrietta Lacks

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Dr Oz: Oprah Winfrey & Rose Byrn

Dr Oz continued his discussion with Oprah Winfrey and actress Rose Byrn about their HBO movie “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” based on the book of the same name. Author Rebecca Skloot researched the story of Henrietta Lacks for ten years and as Dr Oz stated, her relationship with the Lacks family wasn’t always an easy one. It took Deborah Lacks, Henrietta’s daughter, a year and a half just to agree to meet.

Dr Oz showed a scene from the movie in which Rebecca received a phone call from Deborah. In it, you can see how important it was for Deborah to learn more about her mom and her sister, and how uneasy she was about letting Rebecca in to learn about her family.

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