Right around the time her movie moved in next door” to her farm in Indiana—Oprah decided she needed to make some big changes, and so she began looking to buy an actual Southern plantation. He deposited me in the house in a room off the kitchen, where a small army of women in uniforms scurried in and out.
Scarlett was not living like this.’ So he goes, ‘You need a better name. The photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz was running long, and she didn’t like that we had not yet said hello.
Because it’s more than ‘I feel bad about this.’ I felt like I was behind a veil. “That’s when the gratitude practice became really strong for me,” she says, “because it’s hard to remain sad if you’re focused on what you have instead of what you don’t have.”Her very public failure also taught her to detach. You get bad reviews—but in the age of Trump, it will be over in a day.”Perhaps the main reason Oprah has returned to film acting is not just the recent uptick in the availability of actual roles for black women over 60, but also that she is being but also the person, the self-made legend. Once she’s committed, once she’s present, there is a kind of flow and trust that develops on the spot.
I felt like what many people had described over the years on my show, and I could never imagine it. “It taught me to never again—never again, ever—put all of your hopes, expectations, eggs in the basket of box office. She has had a profound influence on our culture, not to mention our politics, given that many feel Barack Obama might not have made it across the finish line without her tireless support for him during his first presidential campaign, in 2007. And the weight thing that was always such a physical, spiritual, emotional burden for me—no apologies for that either.”Interviewing people who interview people for a living presents a special challenge: They know what you’re up to. Oprah, by her count, has interviewed more than 37,000 people during her 25 years of doing the in Chicago.
Oprah has so much to offer, and I think that probably she’s been a little frustrated that she hasn’t had that grand place to offer it, and I think we bring that to her.”The sun is beginning to set over the Pacific, and our interview is winding down.
I ask Oprah, What has not getting married taught you about women in our society?