American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey wants to make one thing clear: She hasn’t retired. Ever since her eponymous talk show ended in 2011, she’s found what she calls “real freedom.”
Oprah Winfrey speaking to the magazine, the 61-year-old media mogul dished on her journey from talk show royalty to real freedom, owning a network and lots more.
“I love the way my life has opened up,” she tells Variety, in her sun-drenched, spacious office at OWN, her self-named cable network, in West Hollywood. “My definition of real freedom comes from the movie ‘Beloved,’ where the character Sethe that I played says, ‘Freedom is waking up in the morning and deciding for yourself what to do with the day.’ Imagine that.”
Oprah Winfrey is one of the five honorees chosen by Variety Magazine for their ‘Power of Women’ Issue. The others; Salma Hayek, Anna Kendrick, Gwyneth Paltrow and Susan Wojcicki.