Appearing on "The Drew Barrymore Show" on Friday (30Apr21), Oprah said that seeing the show changed her life.
"You have changed my work life...," Winfrey said. "There you all were and we didn't know that you all weren't in the same space. I watched that and I said, 'Hey, why can't we do what Drew did?' "
Oprah has been conducting green-screen interviews with virtual guests for her AppleTV+ show, "Oprah Conversations", ever since and reveals her first was with former U.S. leader Barack Obama.
"There we were, sitting right across from each other in my living room..., and I said then, 'This is because of you, Drew, so thank you.' "
And Drew and Oprah believe green-screen interviews will be the way to go for many TV hosts.
"I've heard people say, 'After Drew, I'm not going nowhere,' " Oprah added. "The truth is you're able to have better access..."
"In terms of having access to anybody in the world at any time, what you all did in that first show lit the path for changing it forever."