Oprah Winfrey was doing press for her new movie, A Wrinkle in Time, when an Argentine journalist asked the influential businessperson and actor to send an inspirational message to Lionel Messi.
Winfrey was widely praised for her speech during the Golden Globes and is considered one of the most influential women in the world.
“Messi, this message is for you, and this is the thing, you already know this in advance: You go deep, you go deep, and you find the strength inside yourself,” Winfrey said. She also referenced the movie’s tagline, saying “Messi: Be a warrior.”
Her Wrinkle in Time costar Reese Witherspoon also revealed that Messi was her son’s idol.
“Messi is my son’s favorite player,” Witherspoon said. “He has all his jerseys and everything.”
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