When you've read the eighteenth interview with Renee Zellweger and realized you've learned nothing about her, except that she loves her dog, you know that celebrity interviews are a smokescreen. Jeanette Wells asks various interviewers who the boringest interviewees are, and besides Renee, here are three:
George Clooney: During the interview, I was so excited because he seemed so forthcoming and disarming. Then I got home and listened to my tape, and realized he hadnt really said a thing. He totally outsmarted me into thinking he was really opening up to me, but he didnt reveal a thing.
Beyonce Knowles: Shes really a lovely person, but she doesnt speak in complete sentences. Everything she says is disjointed. I think its just because shes so young, but her conversation is all about hand gestures and ya knows and likes, and because of that, you cant put together a coherent quote from her. (It's so true - we love her music but have you ever seen her being interviewed on TV? We don't know what the hell she's talking about!)
Harrison Ford: Hell give you a monosyllabic answer and not care. Harrison tolerates silences. Hell answer a question with Yep or Nope or I dont know and let you twist it the wind. Thats his distinctive form of torture. (He needs to be high, Gothamist thinks, if his late night interviews are any indication.)
Other bad interview times are Melanie Griffith, Kim Basinger, Lucy Liu, Meg Ryan, Michelle Pffeifer, Tom Cruise, and Britney Spears. Yeah, that sounds about right.