The interview with the Veronicas was lots of fun. God knows how it will look on air, but we enjoyed doing it. A couple of minutes will be on Nightline tonight and the full 20 minutes or so will be on You Tube at some stage.
I have to say that Jessica and Lisa were absolutely lovely. They had no ego or pretences as some celebrities have, and were just very fun to talk to. At the beginning of the interview, David Farrier said we should all label ourselves to avoid confusion so he did a “David F 1” label and I did “David F 2”. But then Jessica and Lisa labelled themselves “Veronica 1” and “Veronica 2” so we still had no idea who was who, and they refused to tell us.
Nightline is known to be a bit quirky, but I may have set some record with my question when they said how much they wanted to be in NZ, as they loved Lord of the Rings. For some reasons I asked them if they had “pet hobbit nicknames” for each other. David Farrier was like “Where the hell did that come from?” but they just laughed and said no nicknames but Lisa liked Frodo while Jessica liked Aragorn.
I was going to end the interview by asking them the “Rove” question – “Who would you turn gay for?”. But luckily I checked just before we filmed, and it seems both girls are bisexual and have had girlfriends (but currently are dating boys) so that question may not have quite worked!!
As I said, it was a lot of fun, and they were genuinely really nice. Not at all what I expected.
By coincidence I am also on Sunrise tomorrow. Not sure exactly when, but the taxi comes for me at 6.30 am so I guess just after 7 am on air. Talking about the taped conversations and ramifications for National and others.