Oprah Winfrey is featured in the November 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, and the 58-year-old television queen chats about business, pleasure and yes, she admits to reading Fifty Shades Of Grey! Somehow we're doubtful this raunchy and overrated series will end up in her book club anytime soon...
On her decision to start OWN, Lady O says, “This is the deal, when you have reached the peak of the mountaintop, which is where I was with the Oprah show, you have absolutely no worries. I’d been in the right space at the right time, and I’d done that the best way possible for 25 years. But you have two choices: you can come down from the mountain and spend the rest of your days thinking it was so beautiful there or you can create a vision, look upward, see the next mountain, and start the climb all over again.”
However, things don't always go smoothly, and Oprah admitted that it wasn't easy. “What was missing from OWN was me," she said of the networks growing pains. "It required my full-on energy. You know, this past year has been challenging, but it’s also been one of the greatest experiences for me getting to know me. What do you do when you don’t have the wind at your back?”
While Oprah claims she doesn't watch much TV, she has downloaded all three Fifty Shades of Grey novels. "Oh, I've got all the Shades, for the time I can take some guilty pleasure and just read. But I'm thinking, Stop with the story, get to the juicy part!" What else does she enjoy doing in her spare time? "Bathing is my hobby. I love creating bathing experiences—bath gels, bubbles, crystals, salts, lavender milks..." Ahh, the simple things.