Rosie O’Donnell teases the comeback of her daytime talk show

Rosie O’Donnell has brought up the idea of ​​returning to the world of daytime talk shows, revealing that she has been asked to return. O’Donnell, 59, is a little worried about the idea, noting that she hasn’t kept up with the current crop of celebrities, so it might be difficult for her to interview them. that of the actor The Rosie O’Donnell Show Aired on NBC stations from 1996 to 2002.

“I feel like for me it was really an era,” O’Donnell said. PEOPLE this week. “The time to start a new TV show now with the social broadcast platforms that they have isn’t a 60 year old woman. You have to be younger, have the fight in you and be on the cutting edge. technology.” She went on to note how she read PEOPLE and “half the time” she had no idea who the celebrities are. “Imagine the stories you present as the big story, like so-and-so who had a baby. I’m like, ‘What? Who? Where from?’,” O’Donnell said. “So I don’t think I would do it again. “

O’Donnell later pointed out that his career has been “so unpredictable that you never know what’s going to happen, but I think the time has passed for me.” After Rosie’s end, O’Donnell hosted Rosie’s Show on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN, but the show only lasted one season due to poor audiences. It was canceled in 2012.

Elsewhere in the new PEOPLE interview, O’Donnell recalled his 1996 interview with Ellen DeGeneres, long before DeGeneres launched his own successful daytime talk show. At the time, DeGeneres was about to shake up the television world by going gay in the Ellen episode “The Puppy Episode.” On Rosie, DeGeneres joked that the audience is finding out that she is “Lebanese” and a “big, big fan of Casey Kasem”. O’Donnell had yet to publicly reveal her homosexuality and joked to DeGeneres that she was also a Kasem fan, so “I might be Lebanese.”

By the time she interviewed DeGeneres, O’Donnell, although her fellow comedian made a big mistake. “I just thought it was going to ruin his career and his life,” O’Donnell told PEOPLE. “And I think she was very brave to do what she did back then. And I think I was brave enough in my way to stand next to her and say,” Oh yeah, I think I’m Lebanese too. ‘”

While the chances of The Rosie O’Donnell Show being revived are slim, fans will soon be able to see O’Donnell at work. During an appearance on Danny Pellegrino’s podcast Everything is emblematic, O’Donnell revealed she has a cameo role in Amazon’s upcoming film A league apart. O’Donnell starred in the original Penny Marshall film in 1992, alongside Genna Davis, Tom Hanks and Madonna. “I play a bartender in one of the scenes at a local gay bar,” O’Donnell told Pellegrino, reports Deadline.

New A league apart The series was created by Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham, and takes a “fresh take” to the history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League rea. Jacobson will star on the show, alongside Chante Adams, D’Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Roberta Colindrez, Kelly McCormack, Priscilla Delgado, Molly Ephraim, Kate Berlant and Melanie Field. O’Donnell saw the pilot episode, which was “just beautiful,” she said.

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