October 30, 2013 10:29am PT by Hilary Lewis
Jenny McCarthy: 'I'm Scared of Oprah' (Video)
What scares Jenny McCarthy? The prospect of interviewing Oprah Winfrey.
The View's newest co-host told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen that the OWN mogul is the celebrity she'd be most afraid of interviewing, given their past interactions.
Specifically, McCarthy says her fear is due to her backing out of the production deal she signed with Winfrey's Harpo Studios to create a syndicated talk show.
"I did a deal with her for five years, and we shook hands, so I'd be scared she'd beat me up," McCarthy said.
When asked why it didn't work out, McCarthy said that she left.
In 2011, when The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that McCarthy ended her deal with Harpo, a Harpo rep said, "Harpo Studios was working with Jenny McCarthy to develop a potential syndicated series. The parties mutually agreed several months ago not to move forward with the project."
She later joked that she's probably fourth on Winfrey's "shit list" and that if she had to interview the OWN head, "I would be like, 'Oh, oh, oh, no, Oprah.' "
Winfrey later tweeted that she doesn't have such a list, but if she did, McCarthy would not be on it.