Oprah Winfrey pokes fun at book club on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' - See video
Oprah Winfrey had a little fun with Jimmy Kimmel, poking fun at her book club in the process.
Winfrey appeared on Kimmel's post Oscar show on February 26 and in one segment, Kimmel pretended to pitch ideas for the television personality's network.
The Oprah Winfrey Network, known as OWN, launched last year after ending Winfrey hit syndicated talk show "The Oprah Winfrey Show" after 25 years. OWN has struggled in the ratings, although it has seen a rise since the premiere of her series "Oprah's Next Chapter" in January.
Winfrey faced a bit of controversy and apologized after posting a Tweet asking people to watch her cable channel OWN, a move that was mocked by several Twitter users.
"I'm building my network and that is a fascinating experience but my biggest problem, as you might imagine, is coming up with ideas that you think are going to resonate with the audience," Winfrey told Kimmel before the skit.
One of Kimmel's fake ideas he pitched was a spin on Oprah's book club called "Oprah's Book Club Fight Club."
"Let's be honest, reading is like, the most boring thing in the world," Kimmel said. "So this show takes your book club and gives it a twist."
In the video below, Oprah can be seen physically fighting with book club members over a disagreement about "To Kill A Mockingbird."
"You see people on television and you think, 'Oh, well, that's what they are on television,' and then you meet them and you're like, 'Oh my god, not only is she as good as on television, she's actually better than on television,'" Jimmy Kimmel told OnTheRedCarpet.com before Winfrey's appearance aired. "I'm serious. I have to say, I was bowled over by Oprah. I really was."
While on his show, Oprah also talked about possibly returning to acting. Winfrey made her acting debut in "The Color Purple" in 1985 and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She lost to Anjelica Huston who won for "Prizzi's Honor." She has also appeared in films like "Native Son" and "Beloved."
"I think it's something I will pursue in the future," Winfrey said when asked about returning to acting. "Acting is the time where I feel the freest. I get to let go of myself, I get to take on another character and it really does feel like a vacation for me. "
Check out Winfrey's interview and skit with Jimmy Kimmel below.