So apparently back in 1998, Oprah fell into a pretty deep depression. And while most people would just pop a bag of chocolate chips in their mouth, Oprah instead ate 30 pounds of Mac & Cheese. For those of you wondering, that’s about 18,000 calories. How her heart didn’t burst out of her chest and resign in protest is a miracle in and of itself.
“[Beloved] premiered on a Friday and I remember hearing on Saturday morning that we got beat by something called Chucky,” she tells CNN. “I didn’t even know what Chucky was. I asked my chef at the time, Art Smith, to make some macaroni and cheese.”
How much did Winfrey — who launched the OWN Network on January 1 — actually consume?
“I ate about 30 pounds worth,” she reveals. “I’m not kidding! It’s the only time in my life I was ever depressed. I recognized I was depressed because I’ve done enough shows [to know], ‘Oh, this is what those people must feel like.” SOURCE
HO. LEE. CRAP. That’s like eating a kindergartener! You know, a Kindergartener made entirely out of noodles and cheese sauce… You get the point, right? Right. Oprah basically ate a small child. Not that I’m implying anything… If you’ll excuse me, I have to go Oprah-proof the daycare down the street.