Rosie O’Donnell does not skip workload from her talk show.
The 59-year-old star created and presented the Emmy-winning series The Rosie O’Donnell Show between 1996 and 2002, but admits she was fed up with the drama of the show.
Rosie said, “I miss people and staff and surprise others, but I don’t miss the amount of work it took. It got to the point where I couldn’t do the same thing over and over. “
However, the comedian admitted that the show’s success gave her financial backing for life.
Speaking on SiriusXM, Jess Cagle’s Podcast with Julia Cunningham, Rosie said, “I understand that I live above the means of most people. It’s crazy how successful this talk show has been for me. It financed my whole life and the lives of my children. “
Rosie also talked about Ellen DeGeneres’ decision to end her talk show after 19 years and is pleased that the host will “be on her own a little” amid reports of the program’s toxic work atmosphere.
She said, “I don’t think she got it because ‘be kind’, it was difficult. I’m glad she’s done and she will have some time for herself, because this is a big deal. such a show and she has been doing it for 19 years. “
Meanwhile, Rosie also opened with a meeting with talk show icon Oprah Winfrey, whom she described as “very different.”
The SMILF actress said, “You should celebrate those Oprah moments when you get them. She’s completely different.
“It looks like a comet or a meteor. You see someone like her once in a lifetime with the kind of magnetic power and empathetic channeling that she does naturally. She always impresses me. “