Transcript for Oprah Talks Politics, Weight Watchers and New Show
Oprah Winfrey returning to the small screen, no, not a talk show but she'll be acting in a brand-new drama "Greenleaf," the tale of a scandal-filled family running a Memphis megachurch and the queen gave EE a sneak peek, now I'm giving it to you. Not one thing to be sick, it's another thing to go walking around peacocking about it. From what I remember in my bible that kind of prancing is reserved for Satan. How did it feel gets into Mavis' continue and acting. It felt a little like stepping into Maya Angelou's skin if she ran a bar and loved the blues and was the sort of the mother of the neighborhood in a blues joint. And I liked one thing I read, it's all about a megachurch and, yeah, this is a family that prays but they also know how to break a commandment or two? Yeah, otherwise you don't have a TV series. That's right. Otherwise, you have a Sunday morning church service so I love the fact that we are able to tell stories, you know, I'd love telling stories my whole life and now I get this platform of being able to create a drama to tell some of the same kinds of stories and themes. My whole thing is always being able to say something that drops a little bit of light into people's lives so that they feel like, wow, I watched that, that was really fun. That was entertaining but, hmm? Made me think a little. Just a little. Changing subjects I want to ask about politics if you want to talk about it. Eight years ago you threw your weight behind Barack Obama. In this election, will you get behind one of these candidates? I'm with her. I have to say I'm with her and I would also say that regardless of your politics, you cannot be a woman in the world and not see that this is a monumental time for women breaking the ceiling. Talk about breaking the ceiling. How is life otherwise? How is weight watchers? You have your hands in a lot of different projects. Sometimes I'm like speaking somewhere and somebody will do a resume, read from my resume and they'll talk about, you know, all the stuff you've done and the 25 years of television and all that and I often think, nobody ever says, wow, she is so content. She has so much peace. She has so much happiness, so I'm at a point in my life where I actually for years in the magazine, "O" magazine talked about balance and living your best life, I actually am doing it. I actually -- I really only do what I want to do when I want to do it. What a gift. And "Greenleaf" airs Wednesdays nyes on the Oprah Winfrey network. She is an executive producer and that's after a two-night premiere on June 22st and 22nd. Than
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