I don’t know if we’ve ever seen Oprah the way she is in Harper’s Bazaar, but one thing is clear about her look, she’s “Owning It,” just like the title of the magazine’s feature article on the media mogul suggests.
Though Oprah has received plenty of criticism for overestimating the potential of her OWN network, with some even suggesting she hang it up, she went ahead and answered the critics in the mag, saying.
“This is the deal. When you have reached the peak of a mountaintop, which is where I was with the Oprah show, you have absolutely no worries. I’d been in the right space at the right time, and I’d done that in the best way possible for 25 years. But you have two choices: You can come down from the mountain and spend the rest of your days thinking it was so beautiful there, or you can create a vision, look upward, see the next mountain, and start the climb all over again.”
The queen of daytime talk can admit that she has made quite a few mistakes along the way though, namely expecting “Oprah” viewers to automatically flock to OWN. Speaking of that mountaintop, she added:
“Now I wish that I’d come down just a little bit. I ask myself, ‘Why couldn’t you just take three months off?’”
“What was missing from OWN was me. It required my full-on energy. You know, this past year has been challenging, but it’s also been one of the greatest experiences for me getting to know me. What do you do when you don’t have the wind at your back?” She lets out her booming laugh. “All these nature metaphors!”
Harper’s feature also takes us inside a day in the life of Oprah and a look at what projects she has coming up, including her role in Lee Daniel’s “The Butler.” Check out more here.
Do you think Oprah can reach the mountaintop again with her OWN network?