12/29/2010 08:46 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Oprah: Colin Powell Offered Me Ambassadorship

Oprah said in a recent interview that Colin Powell offered her an ambassadorship when he was Secretary of State during the Bush Administration.

Oprah told Parade that, at 2005's Kennedy Center Honors, she was seated with Powell in the "ambassadors room" and she mused on how nice it must be to be an ambassador.

"I said, 'Gee, this is really--this is lovely. An ambassador, I think that would be really great.'" Oprah said. Powell's response: "Name your country, baby, name your country."

Oprah said that Powell added, "No, seriously, do you want to be an ambassador?"

But, the queen of daytime talk said, "No,'s just a thought. I was just saying it's a nice room!"

Oprah, who is set to launch the Oprah Winfrey Network this weekend, added that she has no interest in a political future.

"I know my lane and I can drive very well in it," she told Parade. "I don't want to get in that lane."