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.”