28 Jan Jay Leno: “Being retired seemed like the selfish thing to do”
Today is Jay Leno’s interview on Oprah and from the clip above, it doesn’t look like it’s going to salvage Jay’s nice guy image.
Oprah pressed Jay about whether he should have retired. Jay (and his ego) responded with “To me, being retired seemed like the selfish thing to do. I mean is it selfish that I still like being on TV? Oh yeah, sure.”
Jay also took a hard jab at Conan and his lack of success with the Tonight Show. “The minute you can’t do the job, they do tap you on the shoulder and tell you to leave.” Ouch.
Oprah is a longtime friend of Jay’s, they’ve appeared on each other’s shows before. Looks like she caught him in a tired, frustrated moment and he let his guard down a bit, revealing his cutthroat side. But then again, the TV business has never been wholesome.
We haven’t seen the whole interview yet. Have you? What did you think of it? Did it change which side you’re on? -Dr.FB