Oprah chatting with readers in her office
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Q: What dead person would you most like to meet or get advice from?
A: Jesus.

Q: What's your all-time most memorable meal?
A: Cornbread and black-eyed peas.

Q: What's the one thing you can't do because you're famous?
A: Have a pootie in a public restroom.

Q: What makes you laugh?
A: Talking to Gayle King on the phone at night.

Q: Where have you visited that you'd like to return?
A: My house in Hawaii.

Q: In the movie of your life, who would play you?
A: Kimberly Elise.

Q: If you could change places with someone—
A: Wouldn't.

Q: What's the best material gift you've ever received?
A: A convertible Bentley from Tyler Perry, who also makes me laugh out loud.

Q: Who was your most difficult interview?
A: Can't say. They're still around.

Q: Do you still dream big?
A: I'm dreaming really big for my new network, OWN.

Q: After ten years of writing "What I Know for Sure" in O, do you know anything else for sure?
A: Maya Angelou warned me I shouldn't do that column because it was going to be a pain to come up with something new every month. I know for sure: She was right!

See a few of the questions that didn't make the cut
Not every question for Oprah is ready for prime time. Here are a few—submitted by O readers—that wouldn't make the cut:
Are you ending your show because you believe the world is ending when the Mayan calendar does, in 2012?

Will you be launching a line of haircare products any time soon?

Do you want to learn to knit?

You don't have long fingernails. Why?

Would you like to come over for dinner?

Are you ever going to run for Queen?

If Stedman became president, would you stop what you were doing and become First Lady?

Do you ever call in sick and just lie around the house and do nothing but snack and watch TV?

No matter how careful we are putting matched pairs of socks in the washer, one sock always goes missing. Oprah, where does the other sock go?

Do you have any other friends besides Gayle?

Have you been to a polo game yet?

How do I get tickets for your show?

Read the full-length, ultimate O interview where 10 readers asked Oprah the questions!


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