It’s good to have goals.
Amy Schumer and Oprah Winfrey recently revealed a big one of their goals for the year: Get Gayle King high.
The two entertainers spitballed a few ideas to make it happen when Schumer paid a visit to Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations, according to Page Six.
“We both have a dream in life, and that is to get Gayle to smoke weed,” Winfrey said of her best friend of almost 45 years. “Have an edible, Gayle, something!” Schumer added.
King is a chief anchor for CBS News and co-host of the network’s morning show, CBS This Morning. She has received acclaim recently for her measured, thoughtful interviews, particularly one last year with R. Kelly about the sexual abuse charges that the singer is currently in court fighting.
King has also, apparently, led a life avoiding the temptations lesser mortals have been unable to resist. “In all the years that I’ve been besties with Gayle, and that’s since 1976, and I’ve been with Stedman (Graham) since 1985, in all those years neither he nor Gayle has ever had a sip of anything,” Winfrey said. “Gayle still thinks weed is a marijuana cigarette, so when you say, ‘Gayle, have you ever smoked weed?’ she’s like, ‘No, I never had a marijuana cigarette.’”
Schumer even jokingly suggested that they should make it a covert operation. “It’s never nice to drug someone and I’m very against that, but if we just make Gayle a couple brownies …”
Winfrey may feel her friend could use a little help unwinding, you know, with the state of world and everything. She promises to share the event with her fans, if it ever happens. “We’ll Instagram it so y’all can see,” she said. “It would be great.”
At the very least, Winfrey and Schumer are hoping that King will acquiesce and try CBD — marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin. “Poor Gayle,” Schumer said. “We just want to haze her.”
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Written by David Yasvinski