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Oprah's "In-Person" Interview With Barack Obama Was Filmed On Different Coasts, And The Technology Is So Cool

Oprah Showed Us How She Filmed This “In-Person” Interview With Barack Obama, And We’re Living In The Future

“We should’ve done this in outer space.”

This week, Oprah released a new interview with former president Barack Obama for the latest episode of The Oprah Conversation on Apple TV+.

The @BarackObama Conversation is now available on @appletv+. In his masterful new memoir #APromisedLand, former President Obama lets us ALL the way in. In 701 pages, he takes us inside the Oval Office, the Situation Room, the Cabinet Room, and sometimes even the bedroom.

05:57 PM – 17 Nov 2020


Twitter: @Oprah

The hourlong conversation, which is available to watch for free on AppleTV+ this month, appeared to be a cozy in-person fireside chat…

…except they weren’t actually sitting in the same room at all! It was 100% green screen magic:

Did y’all know that me and former President @BarackObama weren’t even in the same room for this interview? He was in D.C. and I was in California. But thanks to the power of technology (and @DrewBarrymore), now I may never leave my house 😂

02:09 AM – 19 Nov 2020

Due to social distancing, Obama was in Washington, DC, while Oprah filmed in California…

Obama sitting in a chair asking, "Can she see me yet?"

Obama sitting in a chair asking, "Can she see me yet?"

…no masks necessary!

Oprah saying, "and we don't even have to wear masks"

Oprah saying, "and we don't even have to wear masks"

Oprah credits Drew Barrymore with the inspiration behind this “miracle technology” — in September, Drew held this virtual interview on The Drew Barrymore Show with her former Charlie’s Angels costars Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz.

The Drew Barrymore Show

All I can say is we’re living in the future!

Obama shaking his legs against the green screen and saying, "So let me try that"

In conclusion, you’ll find me staring at this GIF all day long:

GIF of the green screen behind former President Obama changing to a living room background with the caption, "This is pretty cool technology you've got here"

Source: Oprah’s “In-Person” Interview With Barack Obama Was Filmed On Different Coasts, And The Technology Is So Cool

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