Most of us can cringe just at the thought of having to sit in a room for an interview. After all, mental and physical preparation as well as possibly having to go through rigorous background check, we can agree no one really enjoys the interview process. A celebrity, especially, faces even tougher scrutiny with the entertainment industry playing heavily into the scrutiny. In this article, we’ll take a look at the most uncomfortable yet hilarious celebrity interviews that were caught on camera. Let’s take a look.
Tom Cruise on Oprah’s Show
The first and one of the most memorable interviews of all time comes from the one with Tom Cruise on Oprah’s show back in 2005. Tom Cruise walking on to the stage was ready to talk and raise awareness of a disease called, “Dedicated Grave’s Disease.” However, Tom Cruise goes off on Oprah when she tried to comment on his relationship with Katie Holmes. Tom Cruise appeared to be patronizing her with his comments, that it even got to the point where he tried to jump on Oprah’s couch in a fit of excitement.
Jimmy Fallon with Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
The next uncomfortable celebrity interview comes from the infamous appearance of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston on Jimmy Fallon’s show. Following the public announcement of their split, everyone had a big question on their minds: how would Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston act on-screen? Thankfully, we got our answer and it wasn’t quite what we were expecting. There was a tremendous amount of awkward tension between the two as Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston pulled a string of uncomfortable moments on and off their chairs, with repeated awkward pauses and glances.
Sacha Baron Cohen Interviews From Kuwait
Sacha Baron Cohen never shies from using comedy to make serious statements. When it came to interviewing the Minister of the Kuwaiti Information Ministry, the discomfort was further elevated. The Minister was particularly uncomfortable when Cohen asked a series of questions prior to setting up his show in Kuwait, in attempts of understanding the culture. Throughout the interview, the Minister shifted in his seat, nervously persisted on asking Cohen’s team to leave, as well as received offended by the content on the show and who is allowed to show it.
David Frost Interviews Richard Nixon
Next, we have the David Frost interviews with Richard Nixon post Watergate. It was an inevitable fact that the former President Richard Nixon had to face the fire after the claim of his involvement with the infamous cover-up case. During the interview, Frost gave Nixon chances to clear his name with relentless questioning. The interview of course become incredibly uncomfortable as Richard Nixon avoided giving a direct answer and instead, focused on taking the blame off his shoulders and onto someone else, continuously.
Ricky Gervais Interviews The Kardashians
The Kardashians, undeniably, come from a huge family. With seven members of the interview including, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, Kris Jenner, and Kylie and Kendall Jenner, the interview should’ve been an enjoyable one full of laughs and family humor. Instead, the interview was filled with uncomfortable moments as Ricky Gervais consistently took shots at the celebrities by making fun of their products and careers as his line of questioning went on.
To sum it up, interviews plays a crucial role in the entertainment industry, as they allow the audience to better understand the celebrity’s works and filmography. However, the interviews that we have listed above proves that the process of a celebrity interview sometimes can be a difficult and uncomfortable one. Regardless, these uncomfortable celebrity interviews have brought us a lot of laughter throughout the years and hopefully more to come.