O'Donnell will host a new talkshow called The Rosie Show from October on Oprah Winfrey's cable network OWN, and has said that she thinks that she will be a good fit for the brand.
"i think that the reason for my success is that I am not really aspirational," O'Donnell explained to The Hollywood Reporter. "I am inspirational in that the people at home feel like they can really relate to me.
"I am really more the audience. Nobody is really at home saying, 'God, if I could only be Rosie O'Donnell: an overweight lesbian who yells too much'.
"I think Oprah, who is the height of aspiration and inspiration, recognises something in me that is germane," the former The View co-host suggested.
O'Donnell also revealed that, although she eventually chose to join Winfrey on OWN, she was close to signing a deal to host a syndicated daytime talkshow on NBC.
Earlier this year, O'Donnell ended her long public feud with former colleague and The View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck.