*Now we have an official reason why Oprah Winfrey was in the middle (literally) of the announcement that Mike Epps will play Richard Pryor in the upcoming Lee Daniels-directed biopic.

It’s because she’s also in the cast.

Per “Entertainment Tonight”:

ET can exclusively confirm that Oprah, 60, will be playing Richard Pryor’s grandmother, Marie Carter, in Lee Daniels’ highly anticipated biopic on the legendary comedian.

Hence, Oprah’s Instagram:

Guess she didn’t want her casting news to overshadow Mike’s.