It’s not everyday that Oprah comes face-to-face with someone who doesn’t recognize her. But that all changed recently when the media mogul challenged one of her employee’s kids, who was visiting the Los Angeles headquarters of the OWN Network, to a guessing game.
In an Instagram video posted to her official account, Oprah is seen urging the young boy to say her name in exchange for a monetary reward. “[For] $10, what’s my name? 10 seconds!” she asked. As the talk show queen started to count down to zero, it’s clear that the youngster was not familiar of her celebrity status as he did not say a peep.
After a few seconds, TheImmortal Life of Henrietta Lacks star tried to make the game a little easier by giving him a few little hints. “Come on! Starts with an O! How many O names are there? Ophelia. Oh, my my,” said the star.
Even after he received numerous clues, the boy still remained puzzled! The Colour Purple star finally ended the guessing game by shouting her name “Oprah,” which he then repeated back to her. “That’s it,” Oprah joked while smiling and giving him a high-five.
The 63-year-old found the little run-in hilarious and jokingly told her 9 million followers that not everyone can make an impact on children, including her! “It’s hard to impress kids these days,” she quipped.
The Hollywood icon made headlines earlier this month for being as tight-lipped as her new young friend. Oprah refused to spill any details from her recent vacation with close friends Barack and Michelle Obama. When quizzed about the yachting trip on the red carpet at the New York premiere of The Immoral Life of Henrietta Lacks, Oprah only had this to say, “This is the deal, what happens on the boat stays on the boat.”