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Oprah Winfrey gives the Australian accent a crack on Weekend Today

Oprah Winfrey gives the Australian accent a crack on Weekend Today before speaking about her new mental health series with Prince Harry

Oprah Winfrey gave viewers her best Australian accent during her only TV interview Down Under for her brand new series with Prince Harry on Apple TV+.

‘Great to see you mate, good to see you my favourite Aussie mate,’ the 67-year-old American TV host said on Weekend Today, on Saturday.

During the chat she discussed The Me You Can’t See, her series on mental health and emotional well-being which she collaborated on with the former senior royal. 

Giving it a go! Oprah Winfrey gave the Australian accent a crack on Weekend Today on Saturday during an interview. ‘Great to see you mate, good to see you my favourite Aussie mate,’ the 67-year-old American TV host said

In the conversation, Oprah spoke about the role of technology in connecting people with each other during the pandemic and how technology helped make the series.

She said: ‘Zoom saved us… Technology has allowed to us remain at least in sync with one another.’

‘One of the things the way has been so meaningful in preparing this great series… is the way we were able to produce that across the seas and all of the different across the seas and stay connected,’ she added.

Elsewhere, Oprah was praised the global production team that helped bring the series together amidst the pandemic.

Breaking down barriers: Oprah new Apple TV+ series, The Me You Can't See, explores mental health and emotional well-being. She collaborated with Prince Harry who discussed in upbringing and mental health struggles

Breaking down barriers: Oprah new Apple TV+ series, The Me You Can’t See, explores mental health and emotional well-being. She collaborated with Prince Harry who discussed in upbringing and mental health struggles

‘There’s a whole team, Harpo, Radical, all of us, working together, crews around the world who had to stop in the middle of filming because of Covid, and not being allowed into certain countries,’ she said.

‘The series would’ve been out a year ago, had it not been for Covid,’ she added.

‘The nature of these interviews and the conversations and vulnerability that all of our participants – whether it be Glenn Close and her family, or (Lady) Gaga, those are people you know, or all the people whose names you didn’t know – the nature of being cinéma vérité  in their space was very important,’ Oprah explained.

‘If you see somebody on camera, that’s because a camera is front of them,’ she added.

Vulnerable: Oprah praised the global production team that helped bring the series together amidst the pandemic. She praised the team for capturing 'the conversations and vulnerability that all of our participants,' including that of actress Glenn Close (pictured) and her family

Vulnerable: Oprah praised the global production team that helped bring the series together amidst the pandemic. She praised the team for capturing ‘the conversations and vulnerability that all of our participants,’ including that of actress Glenn Close (pictured) and her family

In candid interviews with Oprah on his new show, Prince Harry discussed his failure to process the grief from the death of his mother; the helplessness he felt to protect her; his dependence on drugs and alcohol to numb the pain; his anxiety and sense of being trapped in the palace; and how therapy helped him ‘break the cycle.’

‘For me, therapy has equipped me to be able to take on anything,’ he said.

When asked if he has any regrets, he says it is not taking a stand earlier in his relationship with Meghan Markle.

‘Eventually when I made that decision for my family, I was still told, “You can’t do this,” Harry recounted to Oprah. ‘And it’s like, “Well how bad does it have to get until I am allowed to do this?” She [Markle] was going to end her life. It shouldn’t have to get to that.’ 

The Me You Can’t See will be available to stream on Apple TV+.

Candid: In interviews with Oprah on his new show, Prince Harry discussed his failure to process the grief from the death of his mother; the helplessness he felt to protect her; his dependence on drugs and alcohol to numb the pain; his anxiety and sense of being trapped in the palace; and how therapy helped him 'break the cycle'

Candid: In interviews with Oprah on his new show, Prince Harry discussed his failure to process the grief from the death of his mother; the helplessness he felt to protect her; his dependence on drugs and alcohol to numb the pain; his anxiety and sense of being trapped in the palace; and how therapy helped him ‘break the cycle’

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