Ellen DeGeneres hated doing stand-up comedy.
The chat show host admits she only ever took to the stage when she was younger because she had “no other skills”.
She said: “It’s horrible, you only do it if you have no other skills to fall back on.”
Ellen now wants to be a design icon.
The star, who is preparing to launch her new lifestyle-and-clothing brand, E.D., early next year, says she plans to become a full-time designer when her self-titled series eventually comes to an end.
She told Vogue magazine: “When I someday decide to stop doing the show, my entire focus is going to be design.”
The comedienne and her wife, Portia de Rossi, are worth an estimated $200 million, but Ellen insists she didn’t grow up rich and believes everyone should have access to amazing furniture.
She said: “I still understand that everyone should be able to have great design in their home, so let me do it in a more accessible way.
“When I think about decorating, that’s when I start to meditate.”