On top of events as usual, Oprah Winfrey has started a new Apple TV+ series titled “Oprah Talks COVID-19” which is obviously about the coronavirus pandemic.
For the first installment, you probably won’t be surprised to learn she snagged actor Idris Elba along with his wife, Sabrina Dhowre-Elba. In the interview, done remotely via Facetime, Winfrey speaks with them about how they are coping after Elba tested positive for the virus.
Previewing the show, the media mogul posted a clip Saturday evening on social media.
“One of the upsides of this whole drama is that we are forced to think together as a race, as a human race.” the actor tells Winfrey.
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Like millions of people all over the world, I've been staying safer at home for over a week now. I know a lot of people are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and uncertain. Because of that, I wanted to offer some hope and gather thought leaders and people going through it to add some perspective. Which is why I FaceTimed Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina who are safely quarantined together after he tested positive for COVID-19. Idris fills me in on his journey and Sabrina reveals the result of her test after they decided to quarantine together. Tap the link in my bio to watch our conversation for FREE on the Apple TV app (on your phone) or visit apple.co/oprahtalks
On “Oprah Talks COVID-19” viewers find out that Sabrina has also tested positive with the coronavirus, a week after her husband.
Defending their decision to isolate together following Idris’ diagnosis, Sabrina told Oprah “I wanted to be with him” and claimed she felt “the instinct of a wife” to take care of him.
The couple also opened up about being quarantined together in New Mexico, where Elba’s latest film was in production.
“Actually, I found out this morning, Oprah, that I tested positive,” Dhowre-Elba told Winfrey on Facetime on Saturday.
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Now streaming on Apple TV+, with or without a subscription, the first episode of “Oprah Talks COVID-19” can be seen at apple.co/-oprahtalks.
Viewers in more than 100 countries can stream the series on Apple TV+, in the Apple TV app. New episodes will roll out weekly, and will continue to be free to all viewers around the world, reports Deadline.