Was Bruce Willis' Interview On 'The One Show' Really That Bad?

Bruce Willis appearing on a significantly better interview with David Letterman

Bruce Willis appearing on a significantly better interview with David Letterman

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."

Bruce Willis with his wife at the premiere of A Good Day To Die Hard

Bruce Willis and Wife Emma Heming, 'A Good Day To Die Hard' Premiere, London

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.


Contactmusic

Tags: Bruce Willis - Alex Jones - Die Hard

Advertisement

More Bruce Willis

Box Office: Sin City 2 Disappoints While Guardians Is Unstoppable

Three new releases for this weekend’s box couldn’t make their presence felt as Guardians of The Galaxy enjoyed another weekend atop the pile. Sin City...

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Movie Review

It's taken nearly 10 years for filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and graphic novelist Frank Miller to get around to making this sequel, but it was worth...

Bruce Willis Dresses Down Outside 'Letterman'

'A Good Day To Die Hard' star Bruce Willis stops briefly for the cameras as he arrives outside 'The Late Show with David Letterman' studios...

"Sin City" Stars Talk A Big Game Of Female Empowerment, But Will The Movie Deliver?

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For isn’t out until this coming Thursday, August 21, but promotion has been going on for months. Maybe you’ve...

Advertisement

Film Franchises That Go On Forever

The Hobbit trilogy has been criticised by some viewers for having too little content spread too thinly over the course of too many films. Originally,...

The Prince Trailer

Paul (Jason Patric) used to be a major figure in the Las Vegas crime world - known by his rivals as 'The Prince - before...

A Week In Movies: Snowpiercer Premieres In L.A., Dustin Hoffman Films In London, New Trailers Promise Sci-Fi, Black Comedy And Comic-Book Action

Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Alison Pill and John Cho were among the celebrities who turned out this week for the opening night of the Los...

Ava Lord Is The Dame To Kill For in The 'Sin City 2' Trailer [Trailer + Pictures]

Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill for has a brand new trailer, featuring an extensive look at the predominantly black & white art-house, film-noir,...

Advertisement

Comments

Bruce Willis Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Bruce Willis

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All