Oprah Winfrey said if she had kids they would hate her.

Well ... yeah.

Winfrey recently talked to the Hollywood Reporter about why children and her career wouldn't have mixed, her supposed nervous breakdown, and what she wants to do in the future.

"If I had kids, my kids would hate me," Winfrey said. "They would have ended up on the equivalent of the Oprah show talking about me; because something (in my life) would have had to suffer and it would've probably been them."

Don't sell yourself short, Oprah. You make lots of us suffer without being our mother.

After 25 years of doing her talk show, Winfrey ended her talk show in 2011 to launch her own TV network OWN.

Oprah Winfrey attends THR’s celebration of power 100 women in entertainment breakfast on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Oprah Winfrey attends THR's celebration of power 100 women in entertainment breakfast on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Vince Bucci/Invision for The Hollywood Reporter/AP Images)

"When (my producers) called me in and said, 'I know, we could take the audience to outer space,' I knew it was time to go," Winfrey said.

Wrong. That would've been awesome. I bet Maury Povich wouldn't be afraid of taking his audience into outer space.

Winfrey discussed the problems with her network, which have included bad press and lack of profits. Her troubles prompted Access Hollywood to report in 2012 that Winfrey had mental issues.

"I had become so accustomed to succeeding that I no longer even remembered what it was like to fail," Winfrey said. "I never had a nervous breakdown. I thought that was such sensational exploitation."

Right. Oprah Winfrey wouldn't want to have anything to do sensational exploitation.

Things are looking up for the media mogul. There's talk she may garner an Oscar nomination for her role in "Lee Daniels' The Butler." She also said she'd like to act on Broadway.

"It's something I would like to do, but I'd like to get settled in my house, have a life and then make the next move," she said. "I'd just like to be in the space where I really feel like I have nothing to prove. I think I'm just about there."

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