The 65-year-old journalist as well as a TV personality, Oprah Winfrey, said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she is no longer a part of the CBS news magazine’s ’60 Minutes’ and is quitting the show because it got too emotional for her according to the show’s producer, who once made her rerecord the intro part seven times.
Winfrey said “When I was offered to be a part of the show, I was really excited about it, But, actually, I learned that it’s not the most perfect venue for me.”, indicating that the show is not the best format for her.
Oprah Winfrey debuted on the show in the year 2017, working as a special contributor. And when asked about the reason why she left the show, she said that they (the news magazine) wanted her to flatten out her personality and be emotionless while reporting.
She had revealed the fact that she has parted her ways from the show, for the first time in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. She said during the interview, “Never a good thing when I have to practice saying my name and have to be told that I have too much emotion in my name,” and further told that she had once done around seven takes merely for her name since it sounded ‘too emotional’. “I go, ‘Is the too much emotion in the Oprah part or the Winfrey part?’ to which they said, ‘All right, you need to flatten out your voice, there’s too much emotion in your voice,’” She further elaborated “So I was working on pulling myself down and flattening out my personality, which, for me, is actually not a good thing.”
The journalist told that she did try to do that initially, but that didn’t really work for her.