Sorry, Y’all — Oprah Winfrey Says She Will ‘Never Run For Public Office’

Oprah Winfrey


During an hour-long podcast on The Hollywood Reporter‘s “Awards Chatter” podcast, Oprah Winfrey shut down any speculation that she’d one day enter the political world.

The longtime TV icon admitted:

“I will never run for public office. That’s a pretty definitive thing.”

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When asked about whether she believes she’d beat Donald Trump in an election in 2020, the 63-year-old quipped:

“I don’t know. I don’t the answer to that. But I’ll never have to know the answer to that, because I will never run for public office.”

One thing the producer is focused on right now is her acting career — she explained:

“I love this acting thing. 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├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥you actually get to explore the nature of another human being. So, that’s really fascinating. But I haven’t had the training. You know, you just get better with stuff when you do it, whether you’re sweeping a floor or playing basketball or learning to play pool or Scrabble. Whatever you do and you do more of it, you get better at it. How many films have I done? Five? Six, including The Color Purple. Every time I do it there’s a level of anxiety and fear I have to wrestle with for myself.”

Elsewhere during the conversation, Oprah opened up about her extremely difficult childhood during which she contemplated suicide after becoming impregnated by her uncle who raped her when she was 14 years old.

After miscarrying, Queen O didn’t let her past stop her from creating her impressive empire.

You can listen to her inspiring story HERE!

[Image via Patricia Schlein/WENN.]

Jun 13, 2017 12:42pm PDT

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