Rupaul can do ANYTHING and I love it! This time he’s tacking the day time talk show arena!
According to the Hollywood Reporter:
The do-it-all 58-year-old debuted RuPaul, a weekday talk show on select Fox Television stations for a limited three-week run, and he’s brought couch-surfing guests like James Corden, Senator (and presidential hopeful) Cory Booker, Paula Abdul, Adam Rippon, Billy Eichner and Bachelorette Hannah Brown along for the ride. Also in the building — Stage 10 at Warner Bros. Studios to be exact — but on a daily basis are Drag Race staples and members of Ru’s inner circle, Michelle Visage and Ross Mathews.
Just days ago when The Hollywood Reporter visited the set for a taping, Visage and Mathews were just as laser specific with their commentary as they are on the Drag Race judges table. But this time, the subject was not a queen’s runway presentation but instead their pal’s potential on daytime TV, a field that, come fall, will be more crowded with entries from Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall.
“This is his arena,” said Visage, who speaks from experience having appeared opposite RuPaul on his VH1 talk show in 1996. “This is where he belongs. It’s like coming full circle. Ru has evolved so much as a human and he’s grown with it but he also instinctively knows what to do.” Echoed Mathews: “Sitting here on day one, I saw Ru come out and host the first episode and I said, ‘There is somebody who is doing exactly what they are supposed to be doing.’ Ru has such a clear vision of what this show is, the message, the kind of product that he wants to put out in the world. This is watching somebody at their prime doing what they’re meant to do.”
Rupaul sat down with Presidential hopeful Corey Booker, and his girlfriend, actress Rosario Dawson was there to support him. Of course Ru wanted to now how they met.
Check out the interview below:
Rosario is all smiles at the show: