Bruce Willis has apologised for his "boring" television interview on BBC's The One Show last week, claiming he was suffering from jetlag while promoting his latest movie 'A Good Day To Die Hard.' Willis represented one of the most high profile guests of the show's recent run and was dramatically introduced by hosts Matt Baker and Alex Jones.
The interview lit up Twitter almost immediately, with disgruntled fans criticising the Die Hard man for apparently being uninterested and listless. The hosts invited Willis to comment on the real-life asteroid currently threatening to pass close to the Earth - in reference to the actor's 1998 movie Armageddon - though he offered little enthusiasm.
Willis actually elicited laughter from the studio audience with some of his mumbling responses, which could hardly have beeen described as rude, though it's fair to suggest he didn't make it easy for Baker and Jones. Some viewers voiced their dismay on the BBC's Points of View forum. One wrote, "It's not often that I feel sorry for Matt and Alex but this was torture. They desperately tried to ask questions and get something of interest out of him whilst he mumbled and hesitated and was generally incoherent."
The actor apologised for the interview during a later discussion on radio station XFM. "I have to apologise. I didn't get very many compliments about it. They said it was a little stale. But I was so jetlagged. I'm very sorry, you kids on The One Show." Willis added, "I'm sure it's not their problem. I was a little bit boring, I think. I had a little sinking spell, that's all."
'A Good Day To Die Hard' currently holds a rather dismal score of 13% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Despite some comparisons this week, Bruce Willis' One Show interview was nowhere near as excruciating as Michael Parkinson's famous chat with Hollywood actress Meg Ryan in 2003.