Oprah Winfrey stopped by CBS This Morning on Tuesday to promote her upcoming HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and lend her star power to the morning television ratings war.
Just one week after her best friend Gayle King’s morning show pulled within 400,000 total viewers of Today, the one and only queen of daytime appeared on the program to talk up her new movie and do some serious flirting with host Charlie Rose.
In an interlude that aired approximately 20 minutes before her sit-down with the hosts, Oprah could be seen cuddling with Rose as the two sat on a couch together in the studio. “Hello you,” said a breathless Oprah at one point to Rose after giving him a hug. “Would you two like to be left alone?” asked King. Oprah replied to this by telling her friend: “Would you mind giving us a few minutes.” King then jokingly said as she threw to commercial: “You’re watching CBS This Morning with Oprah Winfrey and Charlie Rose.”