Rob Lowe revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s much-discussed interview with Oprah Winfrey did not take place at his residence in Montecito.
The 57-year-old actor spoke to E! News’ Daily Pop on Friday and confirmed that the sit-down was not filmed at his house, as many speculated that he had let the production crew shoot the discussion in his yard.
Lowe also told the media outlet about his thoughts on the situation and gave his opinion on where the interview was actually taped.
Lowe explained, ‘Here’s my thing and I have no idea: I think they just plain old shot it at Oprah’s. I swear to you, and they just said it was a mystery location.’
He also noted that many viewers falsely speculated that one of his acquaintances, who also resides in the affluent enclave, also made his house available for the interview.
‘It’s so funny. Everybody thinks the interview is shot at my house and then my friend Ted Sarandos who runs Netflix, everybody thought they shot it at his house,’ he said.
The St. Elmo’s Fire actor commented that the high-profile couple had raised Montecito’s profile substantially ever since the sit-down originally aired.
‘They definitely have brought a lot of attention to my sleepy little town,’ he observed.
The performer sardonically remarked that the arrival of any members of a family of nobility in a residential area would inevitably change every resident’s way of life.
‘Let me tell you something, once the royals move into your neighborhood, the neighborhood is never going to be the same,’ he said.
Lowe also noted that the much-reported-on couple resides just ‘over the fence’ from his house and generally try to ‘keep a low profile.’
He also observed that the town, which lies just outside of Santa Barbara, was heavily impacted after the daytime talk show host took up residence in the area.
The 9-1-1: Lone Star actor recalled, ‘Once Oprah moved in, that began the sort of resurgence of Montecito.’
Lowe humorously concluded that, although he is happy that his residence is worth more with the troubled couple living nearby, his coffee runs have become much harder to complete as a result.
‘Now that the royals are here: The good news is property values go up, the bad news is the line is longer at Starbucks,’ he said.
The interview, which was referred to as Oprah with Meghan and Harry, originally aired on CBS in early March.
During the discussion, the royal couple discussed their controversial distancing from the rest of the Prince’s family and the effects that it had on their relationship.
They also went over several other topics, such as the sex of their soon-to-arrive second child, personal mental health struggles, and racially charged comments that were allegedly made by an unnamed member of the royal circle.
The television special was met with heavy media coverage and received a widespread adverse reaction from political figures and the general public.