Oprah Winfrey’s giving Lindsay Lohan a reality show on her OWN network, but according to Oprah — it almost didn’t happen.
In a new interview with Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson, she opens about about the entire ordeal.
“There was a lot of chaos going on,” Oprah told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson in an exclusive new sit down interview. “So I went to have a conversation, a real conversation about that, to say to her, ‘Do you want to do it? Because if you don’t want to do it, that’s OK. We could just end it. We don’t have to do it.’”
“And what did she say?” Shaun asked in the interview with Oprah, set to begin airing onAccess Hollywood on September 24.
“She said she wants to do it. So let’s get to it. So I had that conversation,” Oprah said.
Oprah also shared with Shaun what it was like on the ride over to meet with the recently rehabbed starlet.
“I went to her house just to say, ‘What are you doing? Let’s get real here.’ And… ‘This is what’s conflicting about it.’ Because it’s television and we stand to gain if it does well. But the real truth is – and anybody who knows me, certainly my producers on the way there – Sheri Salata was in the car – I said, ‘If I get here and Lindsay isn’t serious, I will shut this thing down today.’”
It’s a good thing that they were able to get the job done. It was one of Lindsay’s most honest & open interviews in years.