Oprah Talks Yacht Vacation With Obamas, Shuts Down A Future In Politics
Oprah Winfrey was all smiles at the New York City as premiere of her HBO film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” Recently, Winfrey was spotted former President Obama, Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks and Bruce Springsteen on a $300-milllion, 450-foot yacht off the coast of Tahiti. When asked her about the vacay and she explained,
I was on vacation, there were some people on vacation. The thing is I’ve been on that boat many times.
Tom Hanks is the funniest person I know. This is the deal, what happens on the boat stays on the boat.
When asked if there were political conversations, she explained,
There were conversations all the time, that’s all we did was talk, we talked and everybody else did a lot of paddle boarding. I’m not really good with the ocean. Me and the ocean don’t get along too good, there was a lot of paddle boarding, snorkeling, jet skiing, lots of good stuff.
Oprah also continues to assert that she has no interest in jumping into the political arena.
There was no talk of me running… I’m not running for office, there has never been any talk of me running for office.
She also shared that she is thrilled to be a part of getting the story of Henrietta Lacks made.
It is an accomplishment to have gotten it done, I have sort of carried it with me since 2010.
She said she learned about Henrietta thanks to Rebecca Skloot’s book by the same name. The story is about a working-class African-American woman whose cervical cancer cells were used without her consent to create the first immortal human cell line. Oprah admitted she is sad Henrietta’s daughter Deborah, who she plays in the movie, was not able to be there.
A lot of her children are here. Not everybody has a mother who made that kind of contribution in the world and has a film that will last forever that people will know forever who she was.
“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” debuts Saturday, April 22 on HBO.