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A “Fully Present, Not Guarded” Shonda Rhimes Sits Down With Oprah This Sunday (Watch Preview)

A "Fully Present, Not Guarded" Shonda Rhimes Sits Down With Oprah This Sunday (Watch Preview)

On next Sunday’s episode of OWN’s two-time Emmy award-winning series, “Super Soul Sunday,” Oprah Winfrey sits down with Shonda Rhimes, the prolific TV producer, in a conversation that will include her recent 100+ pound weight loss, how saying yes for one year changed her life (the title of her new book is “Year of Yes”), and more.

Oprah Winfrey on the episode: “After years of rarely venturing beyond her familiar realms of work and family, the self-proclaimed introvert—and mastermind überproducer of the hit TV shows ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Scandal,’ ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ and now the highly anticipated thriller ‘The Catch’—made a decision to say yes to every invitation for one year. Result number one: Shonda’s first book, ‘Year of Yes.’ Result number two (the way more important one!): pure transformation. Shonda neither looks nor is the same as she was a year ago. She’s lost 110 pounds. She’s so much more engaged. As her book chronicles, saying yes to heretofore anxiety-making experiences like speeches, parties and media appearances opened up the world to her. Blowing out your comfort zone can be life changing. This was my fourth interview with Shonda—and the first where I felt like she was fully present, not guarded or distant. She told me she barely remembers our previous encounters because she was overcome with white-hot fear. Anxiety blurred the whole experience. This time, when we finished the interview, she even said yes to lunch.”

I’d wager that this will be one of the most-watched “Super Soul Sunday” episodes in the history of the series.

Oprah sits down with Shonda this Sunday, November 15, at 7pm/6c on OWN. 

Watch a preview.

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