Watch out, Rebel Wilson — Oprah is coming for you! In a new interview, the queen of talk show television reveals that she’s Team Kardashian in this new Hollywood beef.
Oprah, 61, has defended the entire Kardashian family against Australian actress Rebel Wilson, 35, claiming that they were not talented enough to share the stage with her. Oprah wants the world to know that the Kardashian and Jenners — including sisters Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe — have worked “hard” to get where they are today.
Well, it’s safe to say comedic genius Rebel Wilson definitely did not see this coming! Oprah, of all people, has stepped up to bat for the Kardashians, revealing that she believes the family is truly misunderstood by the general public. And, well, maybe Rebel, too.
“I interviewed the Kardashians two years ago and I can’t believe how hard they work,” Oprah told Australian radio station KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O Show on Monday, Nov. 9. “People don’t understand that, people think, ‘Oh, if a television camera’s just following you, then that’s just easy.'”
And it doesn’t end there. Oprah, who is best known as a talk show host, thinks the Kardashians have something really special that keeps them in the center of attention at all times.
“To really create a reality series that looks like something’s actually happening, it means you have to be on all the time,” Oprah explained. “I went to film them as a family and I couldn’t believe how hard they worked. We were there for seven hours and they were gonna tape another seven hours after I left. No matter who you are, that is work.”
The former talk show host turned network executive has dabbled in reality television on her OWN network, so she definitely knows what she’s talking about. Then again, what doesn’t Oprah know, right?
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do you agree with Rebel or Oprah? Comment below with your thoughts!
— Lauren Cox