[Blind Gossip] Certain talk show hosts are really pissing off this actor!
He is professionally obligated to do interviews to market his movie. Talk show segments are supposed to be scripted. A producer sits down with him ahead of time to go over everything (e.g. what questions he’s going to be asked, which anecdotes he’s going to tell, which topics are off limits).
The reason he’s pissed is that some hosts are going waaay off script. His publicist rehearsed the answers in advance with him, but the hosts keep asking him more and more probing questions. He feels like he’s on trial.
So, will he walk off the set the next times that happens? Nah.
He knows that would make him look worse. He can’t leave. So the plan is for him to simply repeat his canned answer with a concerned look (“Like I already said…”) and run out the clock until the interview’s over.
Poor guy. This is all so stressful, and he can’t even send in anyone else to bat for him!
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[Optional] If you could ask him one question in an unscripted interview, what question would you ask?