“Extra” sat down with Cynthia Erivo as she promoted her film “Harriet,” which focuses on the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

Cynthia is getting lots of buzz for her role — Oprah even invited her over for tea!

What’s the best advice she’s gotten from Oprah? Joined by director Kasi Lemmons, Erivo shared, “She’s given advice to me before… that I don’t have to say yes to everything… She said, ‘You can say no sometimes.’”

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