Oprah Winfrey felt she did not “have the DNA” to become president. This is what the American animator, also very involved in the cinema, said in an interview to InStyle magazine published this Thursday, January 25. But it was realized three weeks before his speech at the Golden Globes which had revived speculation about his possible candidacy for the election of 2020.

“It’s not something I’m interested in,” said the first billionaire black woman in the world about a possible candidacy. In this interview published Thursday by InStyle magazine, she said: “I do not have the DNA for that … (…) It’s not for me”.

“This intrigues him” …

The hypothesis of Oprah Winfrey’s entry into the campaign regularly resurfaced, although she had never given any evidence of her interest in politics. The animator and 63-year-old businesswoman, very involved in the film industry, has relaunched speculation about her political future during a speech in early January at the ceremony of the Golden Globes, American awards for film and television. television.

Many of her fans saw in her advocacy for the emancipation of women an early political platform that could lead her to the White House. Since then, while saying do not think of a candidacy in the immediate future, that which is often identified only by his first name did not definitively discard this possibility. “This intrigues her,” said her best friend, presenter Gayle King. A survey by the Maris Poll Institute published a few days after the Golden Globes’ speech indicated that only one-third of Americans (35%) wanted to see it in 2020.

“Do not participate in collective hysteria”

In the December interview at InStyle, Oprah Winfrey explained that she had “stepped back” and tried to “not participate in hysteria” around the news. “I’ve seen a lot of discussions on Twitter where people say to me: Where are you from, you should speak up on these topics, but it does not make sense to speak when you can not be heard 140 characters, that’s not how you leave a mark on the world, “she said then.

She was nevertheless “enthusiastic” to see that the political situation had “made many people realize that they could make their voices heard, and this led them to get involved as they would not have done before” .