The current reigning queen of daytime TV is considering ending her namesake talk show, revealing on Wednesday she was reluctant to sign a contract that would propel the series into 2020 and its 20th season.
Ellen DeGeneres has admitted she almost didn't sign the latest contract extension to host her daytime talkshow.
"The talk show is me, but I'm also playing a character of a talk-show host", DeGeneres told the newspaper.
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show", which airs weekdays at 3 p.m. on CBS 6, has won 57 daytime Emmys since its debut in 2003. She wants to combine her old self with her new self.
Ellen herself said that she's sick of strangers asking her to dance.
"I just think she's such a brilliant actress and stand-up that it doesn't have to be this talk show for her creativity", she later adds.
Regarding rumors she's nasty to staff members off camera, DeGeneres bristles.
DeGeneres, who received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama in 2016, said she is steering clear of Trump, whom she finds upsetting and unsafe.
DeGeneres is releasing a Netflix comedy special, "Ellen's Game of Games", her first one in 15 years.
The comedienne said she goes back and forth on the subject and gets conflicting advice from those close to her.
Exercising her right of reply, de Rossi, who married DeGeneres in 2008, was adamant that there were other things "she could tackle". The star will feature in the Netflix special Relatable, which she said will help to show other sides to her personality.
'She gets mad when my brother tells me I can't stop, ' Ellen said of Portia. "Of course I'm not dancing. I'm walking down the street".
It comes after Ellen discussed the next phase of her career when Today co-host Hoda Kotb was a guest on her talk show in January.