"I don't get out much and there were so many famous people at this party"
Oprah Winfrey has recalled a recent awkward interaction with Leonardo DiCaprio and The Weeknd – in which she failed to recognise either of them.
The TV personality and possible Presidential candidate appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ US talk show this week, discussing recently attending one of the host’s parties.
Describing the bar as some sort of “velvet womb”, Oprah said that she “can’t remember in my life having that much fun”, adding: “I danced, I drank, I talked to people”.
She then said how she is still “embarrassed” by an encounter she had where she tried to work out who Leonardo DiCaprio was whilst speaking to him.
“I don’t get out much and there were so many famous people at this party,” she explained. “So when I was doing my [TV] show, famous people came on and they looked like themselves. At your party, they’re all disguised, they are looking like they normally do [in everyday life].”
“This guy passes by and he said, ‘Hey, how you doing?’. I go, ‘Hey, how you doing?’. He comes back and goes, ‘No, really, what’s going on?’. I go, ‘What’s going on with you?’.”
“I’m standing there and I’m talking to The Weeknd – I didn’t know who he was before because he cut his hair. And Gayle [King] goes, ‘Oh, you’re talking to The Weeknd’. I go, ‘That’s The Weeknd? He cut his hair?’ And he was wearing a baseball cap.”
“So this [other] guy comes back and so I’m thinking, ‘I know it’s somebody [famous], who is it? Is it Justin Timberlake? I don’t think it’s Justin Timberlake.'”
“So The Weeknd goes to him, ‘Hey man, I really love that film you did.’ And he goes, ‘No, that wasn’t a good film for me. That wasn’t my favourite film’. So I go, ‘What was your favourite film?’ And he goes, ‘The Aviator‘. I go, ‘Leonardo, you’re so funny! Leonardo, you funny guy. I knew that was you…'”
Watch in the clip above.
The Weeknd also shared photos from the encounter, which you can see beneath:
Oprah recently responded to Donald Trump “hate-tweeting” about her, saying: “I don’t like giving negativity power”.