Lindsay Lohan was left fighting back tears during a recent TV taping after she attempted to prank call Oprah Winfrey, only for the media mogul to gush about how proud she is of the embattled actress’ progress.
The Mean Girls star paid a visit to the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday and offered to share her contact details for Winfrey so the TV host could surprise their mutual pal on air.
“I think maybe I should just call her right now,” the actress suggests, pulling out her cell phone. “Should we call Oprah?” “No, we’re not,” Letterman says. “I think so,” Lohan replies. “Is there a phone? Have you got a phone?” “We’re not calling Oprah,” Letterman responds.
After Lohan encourages the audience to chant “Op-rah! Op-rah! Op-rah!,” Letterman finally calls Winfrey using a phony voice. “Yes, could I speak to Oprah Winfrey, please? …Hi, this is Lindsay Lohan’s secretary.” “
Who is this?” Winfrey asks, and Letterman, finally using his regular voice, admits, “It’s Dave, Oprah, it’s Dave.” “Oh my God,” Winfrey laughs. “Very good, Dave! The David Letterman who’s retiring?”
As they talk, Letterman asks Winfrey how she thinks Lohan is doing now.
“No, I think she’s doing really okay,” Winfrey says. “I think, uh, you know, to have cameras following you around for every phase of your life, and you are trying to pull your life together, I think that’s a really difficult thing, so, yeah, we’re really pleased she’s making some progress,” which makes Lohan choke up.
“Oprah, I’ve spent 30 years trying to pull my life together,” Letterman replies. “Where the hell have you been?”
Oprah then brings up the fact that Letterman should be doing all right because during her last “Late Show” visit, they realized they share the same meditation teacher, “Meditation Bob,” who Lohan also visits.
Letterman then says, “You know what else, Oprah, that I’ve switched to now, that is really fantastic? Scientology,” leaving Winfrey, Lohan and the entire audience laughing.