“She’s a comic,” Shepherd said during an appearance Wednesday on Wendy Williams‘ show. “Sometimes it doesn’t translate on the page.”
Shepherd is referring to remarks O’Donnell made while promoting her return to “The View,” saying in an interview that the new season would be smarter.
“No one is going to think the Earth is flat,” O’Donnell told Variety of one of Shepherd’s more memorable moments in her seven years on the show.
She was asked by Whoopi Goldberg whether or not she thought the earth was flat. At the time, Shepherd answered, “I don’t know. I’ve never thought about it.”
Despite O’Donnell joking about that incident, Shepherd still has an affinity towards Rosie.
“I love this girl,” Shepherd told Williams. “She helped me out with my negotiations when I first got on ‘The View.’ Rosie called me up and said, ‘This is what you need to say. This is how much money I make, this is how much money you need to ask for.'”
When Williams asked Shepherd just how much she was making in her gig at “The View,” Shepherd simply replied, “It was a lot of money.”
Taking her own playful swipe at Rosie though, Shepherd commented about O’Donnell’s many health problems.
“Rosie’s always got something wrong with her,” Shepherd said. “She’s got sciatica, she’s got depression, she had a heart attack.”
And while Shepherd is giving a thumbs up to “The View’s” new season, she thinks after 18 years, the show’s time on the air will eventually need to come to a close.
“I think every ride has to end,” Shepherd said, “and you have to be OK with getting off the ride. It has had a long run.”
ABC and Shepherd parted ways last season after her contract was not renewed. “Seven in the Bible is the number of God’s completion,” Shepherd said while announcing her departure. “And I’ve been here seven years and my time at ‘The View’ is complete.”
Watch Sherri Shepherd’s interview with Wendy Williams above.