According to Oprah, “When you have reached the peak of a mountaintop, which is where I was with the Oprah show, you have absolutely no worries. You can come down from the mountain and spend the rest of your days thinking it was so beautiful there, or you can create a vision, look upward, see the next mountain, and start the climb all over again.”
The motivational TV mogul sat down with an in-depth interview with the lucky folks at Harper’s Bazaar.
Channeling her inner Janelle Monae in her latest shoot with Harper’s Bazaar, the big O chats with the fabulous fashion magazine about rejuvenating OWN, lounging for hours in her bathtub and whether or not she’d be cool with picking squash from the vine and being happy all her life by doing just that.
If you’ve ever said you love Oprah, this is one interview you don’t want to miss!
On what’s missing on OWN:
“What was missing from OWN was me. It required my full-on energy. You know, this past year has been challenging, but it’s also been one of the greatest experiences for me getting to know me. What do you do when you don’t have the wind at your back?”
On being a brand:
“Every decision that I ever made came from the heart of me, and that’s what created the brand, you know? I used to resist this whole idea of being a brand. Because I was like, I’m not a brand, I’m just a person. But now I accept that. It’s everything that I value.”
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On being a work in progress:
“I’m a work in progress when it comes to practicing my most famous motto. Like this morning, I had the intention to meditate for 20 minutes, but I really only made it about 12. And then I said, ‘Okay, don’t beat yourself up; you did the 12.’ I had the intention to work out for an hour, but I only did a half. And even with that I was still a half hour later getting here, so…”
On being an actress:
“I didn’t know what the hell acting was! I just now figured it out. I am so stunned because all this time I’ve been doing it wrong!”She’s been working with Nicole Kidman’s acting coach, Susan Batson, calling it “the best therapy ever. I was literally in a coaching session with her and just crying my heart out. Thinking about, you know, a boyfriend from when I was in my 20s. That bastard!”
And that’s not all! Oprah chats with Harper Bazaar’s Laura Brown about where she wants to take OWN, her guilty pleasures and more. Check out the full chat on Harper’s Bazaar!
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