Interviews are part of the job for both celebrities and journalists alike. A lot of times, both parties go in knowing what to expect, what you can talk about, and what you can’t.
Some will tell you the mark of a good journalist is one who knows when to push to get that extra detail or two.
It’s a slippery slope, however, because if you push too far, you risk blowing the whole interview, a feeling the interviewers in these blown efforts are clearly familiar with.
Quentin Tarantino engaged in a heated back and forth with Krishnan Guru-Murthy while promoting Django Unchained where he was clearly unprepared to be challenged about the film’s themes.
This wildly inappropriate question was leveled at One Direction right after asking them when they’d go from “boy band” to “man band.” … Yikes.
What other times have you seen celebrity interviews go terribly wrong? Who handled it well, and who handled it terribly? Let’s hear it in the comments.