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Reese Witherspoon Nails Impersonation of Gayle King During R. Kelly Interview

Reese Witherspoon is keeping it calm and collected like Gayle King!

The 43-year-old actress reunited with Gayle‘s BFF and her A Wrinkle in Time costar Oprah Winfrey and they had to discuss Gayle‘s incredible interview with R. Kelly.

“It was amazing. She is the calm in the eye of the storm. She was like, ‘I don’t think so.’ I need to do a scene like that,” Reese said of her new talk show drama, Top of the Morning.

Reese quickly slipped into character, saying, “This is my Gayle face. ‘You need to sit down. Robert, Robert, Robert.’”

Watch Gayle‘s interview with R. Kelly here.

Check out Reese‘s impersonation of Gayle below…

'Saturday Night Live' Spoofs R. Kelly's Interview With Gayle King - Watch Now

Saturday Night Live is poking fun at R. Kelly‘s emotionally volatile interview with Gayle King.

Kenan Thompson (as R. Kelly) and Leslie Jones (as Gayle) recreated the dramatic interview during Saturday night’s (March 9) episode.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of R Kelly

“People think that I’m some kind of monster. I’m here to remove all the doubt. My lawyer was telling me no, but my ego, my ego, was telling me yes,” Kenan said.

“I’m not the devil, and even if I was, you can’t say one nice thing about the devil?”

Watch the spoof below!

Gayle King Talks Keeping Calm with R. Kelly, Being Mistaken for Robin Roberts on 'Late Show' - Watch Here!

Gayle King stopped by The Late Show on Thursday (March 7) and dished all about her recent exchange with R. Kelly, who denied sexual assault charges against him in a tearful and volatile interview.

The CBS This Morning co-anchor said when she went to interview the 52-year-old disgraced singer, she knew he wasn’t going to say, “You know Gayle, you’re right. I’ve done terrible things. I think we were witnessing the self-destruction of a man having a breakdown and that’s never a good thing to see.”

Gayle said she “feels his pain, his anger” but, she said, “he also knows what he’s done.”

Host Stephen also pointed to one of the notable comments from after the R. Kelly interview aired: Fox News host Jesse Watters said “hats off to Gayle King for totally redeeming herself after the Smollett fiasco,” seemingly referencing Good Morning America host Robin Roberts‘ interview with Jussie Smollett. His co-host Dana Perino pointed out it wasn’t King who interviewed Smollett, it was Roberts.

Gayle told Stephen she sent an email to Dana to thank her and said it was a “great compliment” to be mistaken for Roberts. “Thank you for letting him know we’re two different people and could you let the rest of your colleagues know that all black people do not look alike?”

R. Kelly’s Outburst Didn’t Faze Gayle King

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R. Kelly's Girlfriends Tearfully Defend Singer in Gayle King Interview - Watch

Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary are defending R. Kelly.

The 23-year-old and 21-year-old women sat down for an interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning on Thursday morning (March 7) to discuss the allegations of sexual abuse against the singer, claiming that their parents are just trying to get money.

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“Negativity sells, gossip is what sells, rumors are what sell,” said Azriel.

“We’re here to talk about what our parents are doing right now. And what they’re doing right now is all for money,” she added.

R. Kelly sat down for an interview with Gayle as well that aired one day prior (March 6), resulting in an emotional and volatile display by the singer. He has since been taken into custody for failing to pay child support, and was previously charged with ten counts of sexual abuse, which he vehemently denies.

Watch their interview below.

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Gayle King Opens Up About What Was Going Through Her Head During Volatile R. Kelly Interview

Gayle King is opening up to O, The Oprah Magazine about her recent exchange with R. Kelly, who denied sexual assault charges against him in a tearful and volatile interview.

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Here’s what the CBS This Morning co-anchor had to say…

On what was going through her head: “I was not scared. I never thought he was going to hit me. After, Oprah [Winfrey] and my kids Kirby and Will called me to ask if I was okay because it looked scary. But I was never worried he was going to hurt me. I was more worried that he was going to get up and leave.”

On keeping her composure: “I just knew that I was never in danger. I did worry at some points that he might accidentally hit me, because he was so angry that he was flailing. But I knew that I wasn’t in any real danger. I just kept thinking ‘Okay, Robert, go ahead’ and that’s what I said.”

On what to expect from the upcoming interviews: “Tomorrow, you’ll see when I interviewed his two girlfriends, Joycelyn and Azriel. And to my surprise, they were very angry. At everyone. They feel that Robert has been maligned, that their own parents are lying…that interview is very eye opening. We also talk about R. Kelly‘s finances, because I wanted to know: How is someone who has made millions of dollars over the years not able to post a $100,000 bond so they don’t have to spend any time in jail? So, yes, we had a lot to discuss, and there’s more coming.”

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R. Kelly Gives First Interview Since Recent Charges, Denies Sexual Abuse Claims

R. Kelly is speaking out for the first time since his recent sexual abuse charges in an interview with CBS This Morning‘s Gayle King.

The 52-year-old disgraced singer denied claims that he had sexual relations with underage girls and teared up when he said he was “fighting” for his life.

When asked if he’s been with underage girls, R. Kelly brought up the past cases where he was acquitted.

“I beat my case. When you beat something, you beat it… You can’t double-jeopardy me like that. You can’t. It’s not fair. It’s not fair to nobody. When you beat your case, you beat your case,” he said. When Gayle asked about the other cases, he said, “Not true. Whether they’re old rumors, new rumors, future rumors, not true.”

He was then asked if he’s ever held anybody against their will.

“I don’t need to. Why would I? How stupid would it be for R. Kelly, with all I’ve been through in my way, way past, to hold somebody, let alone 4, 5, 6, 50, you said – how stupid would I be to do that?” he said. “That’s stupid! Use your common sense. Forget the blogs, forget how you feel about me. Hate me if you want to, love me if you want. But just use your common sense. How stupid would it be for me, with my crazy past and what I’ve been through – oh right now I just think I need to be a monster and hold girls against their will, chain them up in my basement, and don’t let them eat, don’t let them out, unless they need some shoes down the street from their uncle!”

“Stop it. You don’t quit playing. Quit playing. I didn’t do this stuff! This is not me! I’m fighting for my f***ing life!” he added.

The interview will air on CBS This Morning on Wednesday (March 6) and Thursday (March 7).