Shania Twain Recalls Dinner With Oprah That “Went Sour”

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In a September 2022 podcast interview, Shania Twain opened up about what she called one of her most memorable dinners ever…with Oprah Winfrey.

The food-centric podcast, called Table Manners, is hosted by English singer and broadcaster Jessie Ware and her mom Lennie. When asked by Jessie about some of her most memorable ’90s dinners, Twain didn’t hesitate to reply that one of her most memorable dinners was with talk show host, Oprah Winfrey.

Twain told the hosts that the two ate out and that Winfrey is as great as everyone thinks she is.

She’s such a smart lady. It was great to just sit and have real talks,” Twain said.

“But, as soon as we started talking about religion, it all went sour,” Shania revealed. “So I said, ‘Let’s stop talking about religion.'”

Winfrey is “quite religious,” according to the singer. When Shania was asked if she is religious, she responded that she doesn’t consider herself religious, but more of a spiritual person.

“I’m not religious in the sense that I’m dedicated to a religion,” the “Any Man of Mine” singer said. “I’m much more of a spiritual person. I’m much more of an inner…I’m a seeker.”

Shania said she understood why people say not to talk about politics or religion.

“There was no room for debate, and I like to debate. Canadians like to debate everything,” Shania said. “So, I’m like, ‘Oh, OK. It’s time to change the subject.'”

At the time of the podcast, Shania Twain had just released a new single, her first in five years. “Waking Up Dreaming” is a peppy, fun tune penned by Twain during the pandemic. The video for the song features the singer in 80s styles reminiscent of Prince, Tina Turner, Cindy Lauper and other rock stars of the decade.

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Shania told BBC One that she is a daydreamer and says that the video allowed her to be characters that she’s never had a chance to be in any of her previous videos.


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“Daydreaming allows you to dream about things that may never become a reality. It’s all about escapism….it’s a lot more fun to dream while you’re awake and make up what you might want to be,” Shania said. “I wanted to be a rock star. I want to be Prince, I want to be Cindy Lauper. I wanted to be all of those fun crazy things I’ve never actually done in any of the fashion things I’ve done in the past.”

Hear Shania Twain’s full Table Manners interview below.