Tv - Oprah Winfrey Had Just Days To Prepare For Lance Armstrong Interview

0
0
Subscribe to Oprah Winfrey alerts

Tv titan Oprah Winfrey had less than a week to prepare for her career-defining interview with shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong.

The talk show queen filmed the candid chat with Armstrong on Monday (14Jan13) and later called it "the biggest interview I've ever done" after he reportedly confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs.

Now Winfrey's best friend Gayle King reveals the Tv star landed the job at the last minute and rushed to come up with 112 pressing questions for the athlete, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles over the doping scandal.

Tv anchor King tells the New York Daily News, "It all just came together for her within the past week. She was really into it. Because it came together so quickly, she knew what an important interview it was for her. She knew the expectation was, 'Oh, Oprah's gonna throw him puffballs (easy questions).' She also knew that she was going to have to ask the hard questions. And it's not that she's not capable of it; she wanted to make sure she was thoroughly prepared. She wants people to judge for themselves, but it is a big get and she knew everybody wanted it, and she is happy with it. When people talk about this interview on Friday, they're gonna say, 'Wow, Oprah really knocked it out of the park.'"

Winfrey's interview with Armstrong is due to air on her U.S. network Own in two parts on Thursday and Friday (17-18Jan13).


Contactmusic

Tags: Oprah Winfrey - Lance Armstrong

0
0
Subscribe to Oprah Winfrey alerts
Advertisement

More Oprah Winfrey

David Oyelowo Credits Oprah With Bringing 'Selma' To Fruition

David Oyelowo became involved with Martin Luther King biopic 'Selma' seven years ago; a project which saw many pitfalls along the way - from financing...

Oprah Winfrey Poses On The Red Carpet For The New York Premier Of 'Selma' - Part 3

On 14th December 2014, the New York premiere for 'Selma' took place at the Ziegfeld Theatre, with various celebrities and stars of the film gracing...

Oprah Winfrey Says Having Children Would Have Hindered Career

Oprah Winfrey has undoubtedly had one of the most successful media career's ever. Spanning over 3 decades, the 60 year-old has thrived as a talk...

Selma Trailer

“What happens when a man stands up and says ‘enough is enough’?” So goes the question raised by Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) when...

Advertisement

Raven-Symone Is Unsympathetic To Troubled Hollywood Child Stars - Is She Addressing Lindsay Lohan?

Raven-Symoné has little sympathy for her fellow child stars who have gone off the rails. In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey on Where Are...

The Hundred-Foot Journey Movie Review

A relentlessly smiley-glowy tone threatens to undo this film at every turn, but it's just about rescued by a spiky script and the adept cast....

Oprah Winfrey Reportedly Set To Play Richard Pryor's Abusive Grandmother In Upcoming Biopic

Oprah Winfrey has confirmed her involvement in an upcoming biopic of the late American actor and comedian Richard Pryor. The 60-year-old added a photograph to...

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Everybody's Doing It (But You Probably Shouldn't)

This week in news: celebrities are filming themselves getting buckets of ice poured over their heads. This is what millions of years of evolution has...

Advertisement

Comments

Oprah Winfrey Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Oprah Winfrey

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All