MANILA, Philippines — After Boy Abunda aired his controversial interview with Gerald Anderson last March 5, three days later, on March 8, CBS aired Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive with Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Both interviews were the talk of the town in the Philippines, topping YouTube and Twitter’s trends list for that week.
Abunda, who has long been a fan of Oprah, had taken notes and had much to learn from his fellow celebrated talk show host from the other side of the world.
“I enjoyed the interview,” Abunda said of Oprah’s conversation with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
“As a matter of fact, I might just do an interview reaction to that particular interview. Andami kong natutunan kasi bukod pala d’un sa pinalabas ng CBS, there were outtakes that were not shown to the world,” he told Philstar.com in a virtual press conference last Tuesday.
Abunda hosts FYE Channel’s “The Best Talk” on livestreaming app Kumu, streaming every Saturday starting March 20 at 9 p.m.
According to him, he had at least five takeaways from Oprah’s interview.
“When Oprah was told that there was a member of the royal family who was worried about as to the color of Archie when Meghan was pregnant, I was so interested to complete the whole story, pero alam mo na hanggang du’n lang si Oprah. And apparently when it was Prince Philip and not the Queen who told them that, I was mesmerized by that…