Oprah Winfrey Gets Candid About Some of the Worst Guests She’s Ever Interviewed


She’s getting candid! Oprah Winfrey is known as the queen of media and she’s interviewed countless guests on her long-running talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, but she has also had her fair share of guests who just really got on her nerves. She dished about some of the worst guests she’s ever interviewed while promoting her new book The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations on Harry Connick Jr.‘s daytime talk show Harry.

“Well, I mean, the worst kind of guest — you’ve had this, too — is when you ask them a question and they start talking about 1975, and then you think, ‘Oh, we are in 2017. How long is it going to take us to get to 2017?’ That’s the worst,” the 63-year-old told Harry. “The other worst guests, for me, are those who think whatever they are talking about is so spectacular, and you know it’s not. So, my go-to word was always, ‘Wow.’ Like, ‘Wow! Really?'”

But now it’s Oprah’s turn to be the interviewee. In her new book, Oprah has compiled excerpts from some of her favorite conversations with some of the most thought-provoking leaders in the world — from Arianna Huffington to Shonda Rhimes. But one thing that Oprah didn’t do during her interview with Harry is oversell her book, like one of her previous guests!

“I had a guest on who was a lawyer — I can’t remember the show — and he mentioned the book 29 times. That’s after I started counting,” she says. “Every sentence started. ‘In my book, in my book, and if you buy my book,’ and so finally, around the third segment, I said, ‘We all know the name of the book. Audience, tell him the name of the book…so you don’t have to say the name of the book anymore.’ After that, we started having conversations. Our intention was to tell the people, ‘You don’t have to sell your book. I will mention the book. I will take care of the book.'”

Scroll through the gallery below to find out where some of Oprah’s most famous guest stars are now!