Jamie Foxx recalls the time Oprah once staged an intervention for him
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 25, 2017,
May 25, 2017, 20:24
Foxx said he broke down in tears during the meeting.
"I'm having such a good time and I'm not knowing I'm f**king up", Jamie told USA shock jock Howard Stern during a SiriusXM radio interview on Tuesday (23May17).
The actor told DJ Howard Stern that Winfrey had rebuked his "gallivanting" and had told him he was "blowing it".
"I'm having a good time, and I'm not knowing I'm f**king up".
The American star said he was drinking and doing everything "you could possibly imagine" after his best actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Ray Charles.
Winfrey then introduced him to Sidney Poitier, the first African-American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor.
Foxx said Winfrey then invited him to attend music producer Quincy Jones's house, in an attempt to show him "the significance of what you're doing" - but what he walked into the home, he realised he had walked into an intervention-like experience.
"If you're the high school quarterback, I mean you have no problem getting laid, right?".
'We go in the house and there are all these old actors, ' Foxx said. Inside, Foxx was greeted by Sidney Poitier and a number of other black Hollywood actors, who encouraged him to get on the straight and narrow. "Who look like they just want to say, 'Good luck.' They want to say, 'Don't blow it'".
"So I break down, everybody sits me down - it was actually Sidney Poitier's birthday".
It made him realise he was part of a bigger picture, added Jamie, who went on to win the Oscar for his performance in Ray.
"To this day, it's the most significant time in my life", he said.