Journalist Terry Willesee reveals his best and worst celebrity interviews


Journalist Terry Willesee reveals his best and worst celebrity interviews – including the ‘rude’ Hollywood A-lister who was ‘so up himself’

Terry Willesee is arguably one of Australia’s most respected and well-known journalists.

And now the former Live at Five host has revealed the best and worst celebrity interviews of his career.

Speaking to his son Jesse in a TikTok video, the 77-year-old called Beatles guitarist George Harrison ‘the most enjoyable personality’ he’d ever interviewed.

Famed Australian journalist Terry Willesee (pictured) has revealed the best and worst celebrity interviews of his career

‘He was funny, we got on so well and [he’s] a true legend,’ Willesee gushed, before adding: ‘With George Harrison, what you see is what you get.’

When asked if he’d ever dealt with any ‘mean celebrities’, Willesee was quick to name A-lister Harrison Ford.

‘So up himself, didn’t want to do the interview with me or anybody else. Didn’t want to talk about his movie,’ he said.

‘He was so rude. I was glad to see the end of him,’ he added as he waved his hand dismissively in the air.

The 77-year-old called Beatles guitarist George Harrison 'the most enjoyable personality' he'd ever interviewed. Harrison pictured in 1981

The 77-year-old called Beatles guitarist George Harrison ‘the most enjoyable personality’ he’d ever interviewed. Harrison pictured in 1981

Terry is best known for his stints at Channel Seven and the Nine Network, where he hosted shows like Today and A Current Affair.

He also worked in America, where he worked on the U.S. series A Current Affair, which has no relation to the Australian show.

A number of high profile Australia media figures have come out recently to reveal their worst celebrity interviews. 

When asked if he'd ever dealt with any 'mean celebrities', Willesee was quick to name A-lister Harrison Ford, who he called 'rude'

When asked if he’d ever dealt with any ‘mean celebrities’, Willesee was quick to name A-lister Harrison Ford, who he called ‘rude’

Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson revealed that Friends star Matt LeBlanc will always be remembered as their worst ever celebrity interviewee. 

LeBlanc appeared on The Kyle and Jackie O Show in 2016 to promote his BBC series Top Gear, but things quickly went downhill when he failed to show any enthusiasm.

‘That was for Top Gear years ago, and it was a terrible interview. But he’s notoriously bad in interviews,’ Jackie said.  

Sandilands, who previously called LeBlanc an ‘a**ehole’ following their disastrous interview, replied: ‘Who cares? He was very arrogant and then he had to get hung up on and sworn at.

Kyle Sandilands and Jackie 'O' Henderson revealed that Friends star Matt LeBlanc will always be remembered as their worst ever celebrity interviewee

Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson revealed that Friends star Matt LeBlanc will always be remembered as their worst ever celebrity interviewee 

‘And then banned from ever coming back again. Worst interview in the world!’

In July, Sunrise’s long-time U.S-based entertainment reporter Nelson Aspen named Kevin Spacey and Vin Diesel as his worst guests.

‘If you’re prepared and polite, you know you can always get a good conversation. Unfortunately that was not the case with Kevin Spacey,’ he said. 

In July, Sunrise's long-time U.S-based entertainment reporter Nelson Aspen named Kevin Spacey as his worst guest

In July, Sunrise’s long-time U.S-based entertainment reporter Nelson Aspen named Kevin Spacey as his worst guest

Aspen then said Diesel, best known for playing Dominic Toretto in the Fast and Furious franchise, was a great interview but always showed up late for junkets.

‘Another problematic talent was Vin Diesel. I’ve done four interviews with him over the years,’ the veteran journalist said.

‘He is a marvellous interview but he has a problem with inconsiderate lateness. The first time was seven hours late, then four hours and two hours.’

Terry is one of Australia's most respected and well-known journalists

Terry is one of Australia’s most respected and well-known journalists

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