Oprah Winfrey Reveals the One Question She Asked Sally Field That Still Haunts Her

The Queen of Interviews, Oprah Winfrey, was interviewed herself on Rob Lowe’s Literally! podcast on Wednesday, where she revealed the interview question that still haunts her.

It took place during a sit-down with actress Sally Field, who dated Burt Reynolds in the late 70s.  “I asked her, ‘Does Burt sleep with his toupee on?’ ” Winfrey recalled.”I even say now, I cringe to even think that I asked that question.”

“But I asked it because the producers are like, ‘You have to ask, you have to ask, you have to ask. That’s what everybody wants to know,’ ” added Winfrey. “And so I asked it and she went cold on me. She shut down and I could not get in again. I could not.”

“It was like, ‘Whoa, Sally went cold on me on live TV,’ ” she told Lowe. “I deserved it, I deserved it, I deserved it, ’cause that is such an inappropriate question.”