This unfiltered emotional display only makes the most likable man in pop music more likable*. After watching a montage of fan-made videos to his No. 1 hit “Happy” during his interview on Oprah Prime, Pharrell wept (and wept). When the renaissance man finally pulled himself together, he explained, “It’s overwhelming, because it’s like I love what I do, and I just appreciate the fact that people have believed in me for so long that I could make it to this point to feel that.” Wow, superstar humility: whoever would have thought it were possible in this day and age? As for Oprah, she gets it. She really gets it.
Oprah Winfrey sure knows how to bring the emotions out of people, and on Sunday night on “Oprah Prime,” the veteran journalist and media mogul brought the oh-so-cool Pharrell Williams to tears.
“Why am I crying on ‘Oprah’?” P asked rhetorically, fighting its way through his tears.