‘He abused – he treated my guest rudely’: Sir Michael Parkinson speaks of controversial interview with actress Meg Ryan
Hollywood actress Meg Ryan had a dazzling appearance during the 2003 promotion of Sir Michael Parkinson’s BBC chat show ‘In the Cut’.
And Sir Michael, 85, explains why he believes they gave him such an ice reception with one-word answers and annoying expressions.
The talk show veteran told Stellar Magazine in Australia on Sunday: ‘Oh, beautiful Meg. He was abusive – he treated my guest rudely and gave me the idea of not being very happy. ‘
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‘He abused – he treated my guest rudely’: Sir Michael Parkinson (pictured 2019) talks about the controversial interview with actress Meg Ryan in 2003
Most famous for hosting his own talk show Parkinson’s, the British TV icon from 1971 to 1982 and from 1998 to 2007 interviewed a fair portion of his attractive guests.
‘There was a very good reason; He was in a film that didn’t do very well and was at the end of a long tour and couldn’t wait to get home, so you are, ’more than a decade ago he claimed Meg’s chat.
Sir Michael further joked that they did not keep in touch to send festive greetings during the holiday season, nor did they hate.
‘There was a very good reason; He was in a film that didn’t do very well ‘: Sunday’s talk show veteran told Australian magazine Stellar Magazine that he believes Meg Ryan (right) gave him a frosty reception because of his’ In the Cut’ on his BBC talk show. ‘This time is not good
Best known for hosting his own talk show Parkinson’s, the British TV icon from 1971 to 1982 and from 1999 to 200 interviewed the lucky part of his impressive guests.
In 2006, three years after the interview, the Hollywood actress identified the chat show host as ‘Almond’ for their infamous TV encounter.
Speaking to Mary Claire at the time, she claimed that the awkward interview was Parkinson’s fault.
When Harry Met Sally’s star says: ‘I don’t know the man. The man was like some dissatisfied father! It’s madness. I don’t know what he is to you, but he is a nut. ‘
‘I thought he was persuading me to stay naked in the movies. He said something like: “You should go back to do what you’re doing” “And I thought, are you like a dissatisfied father right now? I’m not even related to you. Back, friend. I was very upset to see him.”
Favorite Australian: Sir Michael was quick to name comedians Paul Hogan and Barry Humphries (portrayed as Drag Queen Alter ego Damn Edner) in his most enjoyable chat.
During the Starrer chat, Sir Michael listed his 1974 interview with the late American actor Orson Wells as one of his richest.
Among his favorite Australian favorites, he was named among the most interesting interviews between comedians Paul Hogan and Barry Humphries.
On Tuesday Sir Michael is set to publish his new book, Like Father, Like Son: A Family Story, which he co-wrote with his son Mike Parkinson on Tuesday.
Read more: In this week’s issue of Stellar Magazine
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