Oprah says she'll never run for president


Oprah for 2020? Not so fast!

The 63-year-old media mogul shut down any rumors of a presidential run -- ever -- during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

"I will never run for public office," Winfrey said. "That's a pretty definitive thing."

Back in 2009, Donald Trump revealed the TV host would be his ideal running mate. However, Winfrey supported his opponent, Hillary Clinton, years later in the 2016 election.

After Hillary's election defeat, rumors swirled that Oprah was considering running for office in 2020 after an interview with Bloomberg back in March.

With her undeniable star power, Oprah was asked whether or not she'd consider mounting her own campaign:

"I actually never thought -- I never considered the question even a possibility. I just thought, 'Oh, oh,'" said Winfrey at the time. "I thought, 'I don't have the experience, I don't know enough.' Now I'm thinking, 'Oh, oh.'"

While the queen of daytime TV left the door pretty wide open for a campaign at the time, it seems like she's shutting down any speculation once and for all.

But if Oprah were to theoretically run in 2020, could she beat Trump if he sought a second term?

"I don't know. I don't the answer to that. But I'll never have to know the answer to that, because I will never run for public office."

But it seems like Oprah has enough on her plate to keep her plenty busy! Right now, she's focusing on "this acting thing."

"I find that it opens me up and stimulates me in a way that absolutely nothing else does, because you get to not just read about a character -- you actually get to explore the nature of another human being. So, that's really fascinating," she said.

Oprah most recently appeared in the HBO drama "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." She recently wrapped up filming for the highly-anticipated film "A Wrinkle In Time," which she stars in alongside Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.