Ellen DeGeneres: 'I Just Want People to Understand Me'

The two-time Oscars hosts talks to Robin Roberts about her life, career, and being comfortable in her own skin.
3:00 | 02/27/14

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right now because robin is sitting down with the biggest star of all, Ellen DeGeneres set to host for the second time. They talked about everything going on in her life and what it means to host Hollywood's premiere night. You're a little busy. You're busy. I can't believe you just flew in and we're talking. This is great. I've known you for many years. Seen you in different places. You look great. Just feel at peace where you are with Portia and the house and just everything that's going on in your life. I'm really happy and I'm really grateful. I have accomplished more than I could have have ever dreamt, you know, to accomplish in my life. I think there's something to be said, you know, as you get older, you get comfortable in your skin and not to say that I don't have days where I'm not comfortable in my skin and days that I feel, you know, down or whatever. People have been cheering for you. I mean it's -- you went through professionally a little rough patch. Uh-huh. Sometime ago and it seems like it's in the require view mirror. Yeah. It's got to be gratifying that people get you. Yeah. They get you now. Portia said when we got married one of the things she said to me and her vows was, you know, it's one thing to be loved but it's profound to be understood and that's what -- that's all you want from people. You know, I can't expect everybody to, you know, love me and like everything I do and, but I just want people to understand me and to get me and know what my intentions are and my intentions are to make people happy and my intentions are to never hurt anybody and my intentions are to have compassion and to hope I can spread that a little bit every single day. Any time you go to a choir tracker they make you feel so bad about yourself. Last year they talked about this. He told me I was sitting wrong. Now I'm standing wrong. If I want someone to point out flaws I'll go to family dinners. I don't need him. You're in front of an audience all the time. What's the difference? Oh, there's a big difference. That audience comes to see me and they travel from and god bless them, they travel from all over the world to come to a taping and wait for a year for tickets. They're my core group of people that get me, know me. And love me and I feel that and, you know, that's -- that room is like church. I mean that really every single day that I do my show, it is an energy that is like no other energy. ♪ The way you are with your audience is unlike I think anything I've ever seen. I mean they really feel that they are -- they are a part of the show. Yeah, yeah, they are. I mean, this is our 11th season and when we started building the studio, it was really important that the audience was comfortable and it was really important that they were not in the dark, that they were lit because they're part of the show. It's not a spotlight on me, of course, my lighting is better. I'm a cover girl. I have to look good but it's still bright enough that they're part of it. All she wants is to make people happy. She makes so many people happy. What a relaxed conversation. Fun to watch. Two of our favorites right there. That was great, robin. Sunday is going to be a good one. It's going to be a good one. Can't go wrong with miss Ellen D.

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