Some celebrity interviews are famously awkward due to something that happened behind the scenes. In 2012, “Good Girls” star Christina Hendricks was being interviewed when the topic of her famously curvy figure came up.
After being referred to as “full-figured” by Australian fashion editor Kate Waterhouse for Sydney’s Sun-Herald, the actress asked that Kate not use the term. After using the phrase a second time, the “Mad Men” star lost her cool and called her out on it, telling her off camera “I think calling me ‘full-figured’ is just rude”. We couldn’t agree more!
Madonna + Courtney Love = Epic Levels of Awkwardness
When two major music icons collide, there’s bound to be an uncomfortable level of tension. In 1995, while being interviewed at the MTV Video Music Awards, Madonna’s interview was interrupted by Courtney throwing a makeup compact at her. “Courtney Love is in dire need of attention right now,” Madonna remarked
After being invited to join the interview, a clearly inebriated Courtney and Madonna engaged in a conversation that ran the gamut from uncomfortable to plain catty. Madonna even implied that Courtney should leave show business. A must-see in award interview history!
Howard Stern’s Cruel Questions
As one of the world’s most famous shock jocks, Howard Stern is known for his no-holds-barred style of interviews. Though fans often like his uncensored schtick, it often crosses the line, such as when he interviewed the late Anna Nicole Smith.
The former “Playboy” centerfold and Guess model had been struggling with her body image, but the radio host kept asking her about her weight. At one point he asks her “get on the scale, and we’ll guess your weight.” Thankfully, the late reality star had enough sense to refuse this outrageous request.
Katharine Hepburn’s Legendary Quip About Pants
You would think that being a Hollywood icon with multiple awards would mean not having to discuss such a mundane thing as your wardrobe, but you’d be wrong.
In 1981, the screen legend sat down with the late Barbara Walters, who asked her about her (groundbreaking for the time) insistence on wearing pants asking, “Do you ever wear a skirt?” Luckily the legendary star wasn’t having it. She coldly quipped, "I have one...I'll wear it to your funeral." Ouch!
When Ellen Made Fun of Taylor Swift’s Dating History
Taylor Swift’s dating history is almost as newsworthy as her music career. Like most of us, however, she would rather not talk about her famous exes. Unfortunately, Ellen DeGeneres didn’t give her a choice.
During their interview, Ellen projected images of Taylor’s exes on a massive screen, basically implying that she had dated many men. Though a visibly-uncomfortable Taylor told the host, “I don’t know if I’m going to do this'” in regards to rehashing her past relationships, Ellen said, “yeah, you will.” Talk about awkward!