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Oprah Winfrey may be the most famous woman alive today, and the most recognizable. While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter on an Awards Chatter podcast (which happens to be Winfrey’s first podcast), she was asked about the last time someone didn’t know who she was, and she answered, “Uhhh…let’s see, I don’t know. I can’t remember when that was!” She added that the last time she was on a commercial airline was April 1991.
Winfrey, whose 25-year run on The Oprah Winfrey Show solidified her as a top interviewer, said the person in showbiz who reminds her of herself is John Travolta, “because of his love of life.”
Throughout her ups and downs including her rocky childhood, establishing her OWN network and most recently starring in HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, she has managed to keep herself in check, expressing that she has only yelled at someone five times.
“I can honestly tell you there have been five times now in my life where I have been angry enough to raise my voice — I can tell you all five, and three of them were with the same person.” (She says it was a male employee whom she hired, fired, hired, fired, hired and fired.)
Listen to the full interview below.
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