Oprah Winfrey crushed our dreams, saying that there’s no chance she’ll run for office. As much as we would love it. As much as it seems like the only answer for the chaos the entire world is going through. Oprah is saying “no-no” to the White House.
Earlier this week, the talk show host shut down any speculation about her running for president. During an interview in The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Awards Chatter.’
When host Scott Feinberg asked her if she thought she could beat President Donald Trump if he went for a second term in 2020, she replied, “I don’t know. I don’t know the answer to that. But I’ll never have to know the answer to that because I will never run for public office, adding, “That’s a pretty definitive thing.”
In the past, Oprah had said “no way” to a political bid. But rumors of a 2020 presidential run sparked after the talk show host gave a very ambiguous answer to a similar question made by David Rubenstein in an interview. She said she was rethinking what she had previously said. “I thought, ‘Oh gee, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough,’” she said. “And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh.’”
Now she made it pretty clear: it’s not going to happen.
It seems like every single celebrity wants to be president of the U.S. these days, except for Oprah. That’s a bummer, as she would be the only celebrity candidate that would actually make any sense.
Oprah is even running Trump’s dream
Back in 2015, Trump famously told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that Oprah would be his ideal running mate, predicting that together, they would “win easily.”
The two spoke about a hypothetical presidential run by Trump during an appearance on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ in 1988. If only we would have taken that as a warning…
As for Oprah, she was an outspoken supporter of Trump’s opponent Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign. Plus she’s really good friends with Barack and Michelle Obama. After Trump’s inauguration in January, the TV superstar went on vacation with the couple, but we’ll never know how that trip went. “What happens on the boat, stays on the boat,” she joked when asked about it.
Oprah talked about going back to acting
During the podcast, Oprah said she’s been busy focusing her acting career during the post-’The Oprah Winfrey Show’ time. “I love this acting thing,” she said. “I find that it opens me up and stimulates me in a way that absolutely nothing else does because you get to not just read about a character – you actually get to explore the nature of another human being. So, that’s really fascinating. But I haven’t had the training.”
The 63-year-old celebrity, who might also be the most famous living woman, has some big-screen experience. In 1985, she starred Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Color Purple’, earning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination in 1986. That was the same year ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ debuted.
During the next 25 years, the show became Oprah’s everything. During that time, she only appeared in the 1998 Jonathan Demme film ‘Beloved.’ She says being that famous makes it hard for the audience to see and accept her as someone else but herself.
However, after her show ended, she played supporting parts in films like ‘The Butler’ and ‘Selma,’ both received favorably. On April this year, she got the leading role in the HBTO TV movie ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,’ portraying Deborah Lacks, the daughter of the title character.