She calls it the “common denominator” for all the people she’s interviewed.
And, considering talk show host Oprah Winfrey has interviewed some 37,000 guests across nearly 5,000 episodes, it is likely the only common denominator between the people she’s had on her couch.
There’ve been presidents, criminals, survivors, celebrities – the list is 37,000 personalities long – and they all want to know one thing once the interview is over: “Did I do okay?”
Even, to Winfrey’s surprise (and perhaps-dismay), Queen Bey herself.
“Everybody that I ever interviewed after every interview at some point somebody would say, ‘How was that? Was that Okay? How’d I do?’,” Winfrey said during a talk on Friday at the Tribeca TV Festival in New York City, Insider reports.
“And that is whether it was Barack Obama, or Beyonce, or the guy who murdered his kids, or the guy who molested kids ,or somebody who had gone on and lost his family.”
“When I got to Beyoncé, I said, ‘Girrrrrrl, you’re Beyoncé.”