- Box Office Bomb: Budget, $53 million. Gross, $22,852,487.
- Method Acting: To prepare for playing a slave, Oprah Winfrey went through a twenty-four hour simulation of the experience of slavery, which included being tied up, blindfolded, and left alone in the woods.
- What Could Have Been:
- Peter Weir was originally intended to direct.
- Denzel Washington was offered the role of Paul D. Garner, but turned it down, as he didn't like the character. He did recommend Danny Glover for the role.
- Lauryn Hill originally accepted the role of Beloved, but dropped out of the project due to her pregnancy.
Trivia / Beloved