Written by Lilian Sandoval, CNN
Adele isn’t a woman to play it safe. So her seven-time Grammy winner’s interview with Oprah on “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations” airing Friday on OWN was no different.
The chat was the fourth in a series of episodes airing now — the five others focus on “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler, Barbra Streisand, and Oprah Winfrey’s mother, Myrlie Evers-Williams — and The Guardian’s Tim Teeman wrote that it set up an awkward moment between the music star and the legendary host.
Adele doesn’t stay in her comfort zone — at home or in interviews. Credit: OWN
First up was a backstage tour of Adele’s iconic home. According to Teeman, during the tour “Oprah asked Adele if she was ready to play some music, which prompted a fraught squirming silence from the 32-year-old.”
“Then, out of nowhere, I swear, the singer composed herself and launched into a stripped-down song… She was more than willing, and really beautiful in the suit,” Teeman wrote.
Further excerpts reveal an artist who doesn’t stay in her comfort zone.
More example? Teeman wrote that the interview followed “Adele keeping in close and eyes-wide-open contact with Oprah throughout the entire hour-long show, she refused to pull away or talk to anyone but Oprah.”
“‘O, oh Oprah!’ she constantly repeated as she began to sing and lose herself in the notes. It seemed almost comical,” he wrote.
Continuing the cozy relationship, the pair were spotted hitting it off when they touched base afterwards.
Another standout moment, according to Teeman, was Adele’s comment on the politics surrounding her protest against fur. The singer wore her beloved white shirtdress, from her line of clothes, to announce her 2017 album, “25.”
“The camera was on Oprah, Adele looked straight into the lens, ‘I never wear fur’ the singer said.
‘Not anymore. Thanks man, thanks,'” Teeman wrote.
When the episode airs Friday, you can also read more of Teeman’s full article here.