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General Etiquette => Etiquette of the Rich and Famous => Topic started by: MamaMootz on July 28, 2013, 11:09:11 AM

Title: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: MamaMootz on July 28, 2013, 11:09:11 AM
I watched the video and really didn't think it was *that* bad. You can tell he's not into the interview and Mary Louise Parker is trying to smooth things over, but really- I think he was just being Bruce Willis. I don't think he was "hostile".... do you?

Video here:
http://kism.com/news/video-bruce-willis-turns-hostile-during-interview/
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Twik on July 28, 2013, 11:45:36 AM
Ouch, I'd say the hostility was oozing right out before he even started to speak. His body language is signalling trouble from the start.

I'm not sure what his issue was. Yes, he's doing sales for the movie. That's his choice, and part of why he's paid more than most of us will make in a lifetime for one movie. The interviewer is doing his job, by asking him about the movie.

If Willis feels he's above these types of interviews, he shouldn't schedule them, not go and be snarky to the interviewer who is part of the system that makes Willis a star. If he doesn't like it, he should stop making feature films.

I presume there's a backstory here why Willis so clearly did not want to be there.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: MamaMootz on July 28, 2013, 05:09:13 PM
I don't really think it was that bad - everyone has bad days every now and then. Maybe he was tired, maybe he was in pain, maybe this was the 10,000th interview they had to give that day and he was having an off day.

No it doesn't excuse being snarky to the interviewer, but I don't think he was that snarky.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Twik on July 28, 2013, 09:45:41 PM
He was very hostile, and seemed determined not to let the interviewer actually get an interview.

I'm sure there was a reason for it, but it appears rather strange to show u for an interview and not let yourself be interviewed.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: katycoo on July 28, 2013, 10:38:53 PM
Ouch, I'd say the hostility was oozing right out before he even started to speak. His body language is signalling trouble from the start.

I'm not sure what his issue was. Yes, he's doing sales for the movie. That's his choice, and part of why he's paid more than most of us will make in a lifetime for one movie. The interviewer is doing his job, by asking him about the movie.

If Willis feels he's above these types of interviews, he shouldn't schedule them, not go and be snarky to the interviewer who is part of the system that makes Willis a star. If he doesn't like it, he should stop making feature films.

I presume there's a backstory here why Willis so clearly did not want to be there.

Its not really his choice.  These kinds of interviews are usually part of your contract.  of course, he could quit acting, but that's extreme.  That said, its part of his job.  he should try to do it with a better attitude.
I am sypathetic though. These interviews are often done on media days where theyliterally do back to back interviews for hours.  It must be so old...
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Hillia on July 28, 2013, 10:49:07 PM
Any minimum wage clerk at McDonalds would be told that they need to treat each customer as if they were the first one of the day...no matter how many times they have to say,  'I'm sorry, we don't carry the mcrib any more' they need to maintain the same professional, friendly attitude, through headaches, pre-shift fights with their spouse, money worries,sick kids.  If they can do that through an 8 hour shift, Bruce Willis can check his attitude for a day or so while promoting the film that paid him more than most people will earn in decades.  If it's too much effort to behave civilly to a man who is only doing his job - which is to help Bruce earn more money by publicizing his film - then he can retire.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: JoieGirl7 on July 29, 2013, 04:10:55 AM
Bruce was not excited and that interviewer was not very perceptive.  If he had rolled with Bruce's devil may care attitude he would have gotten a much more memorable interview and not have been so a awkward.  He should have tossed back the same devil may care attitude instead of coming off like Chris Farley's superfan.

Basically the stars just sit in that same little room while interviewers and their people file in and out over and over again.  I'll bet someone did something to offend Bruce and so he didn't care if they got a good interview or not.

Typically, the interview would be edited so that you don't see that it was awkward.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Winterlight on July 29, 2013, 09:30:41 AM
I think he was rude. Being interviewed is part of his job. You may find it dull, but you're getting paid to do it, just like the barista at Starbucks is being paid to smile and make your drink promptly and without attitude.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Hillia on July 29, 2013, 09:43:35 AM
I think he was rude. Being interviewed is part of his job. You may find it dull, but you're getting paid to do it, just like the barista at Starbucks is being paid to smile and make your drink promptly and without attitude.

POD.  Being an actor is job just like any other, and those workers should be held to the same standards as every other worker out there. Endless interviews are mind numbingly boring; well, guess what?  A line of 10 people at the checkout who all want to argue over which bread is on sale is boring, but the cashier doesn't get to give attitude.  A previous interviewer offended him?  I was mightily offended each time someone threatened to wait for me after work and beat me up (customer support for a web hosting company), but the very next caller got a friendly voice and my best efforts to help them.  Bruce needs to get over himself.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Twik on July 29, 2013, 11:49:59 AM
Bruce was not excited and that interviewer was not very perceptive.  If he had rolled with Bruce's devil may care attitude he would have gotten a much more memorable interview and not have been so a awkward.  He should have tossed back the same devil may care attitude instead of coming off like Chris Farley's superfan.

Basically the stars just sit in that same little room while interviewers and their people file in and out over and over again.  I'll bet someone did something to offend Bruce and so he didn't care if they got a good interview or not.

Typically, the interview would be edited so that you don't see that it was awkward.

I wouldn't call his attitude "devil may care," which implies a carefreeness. This was quite openly "I don't want to talk to you," which is kind of hard for an interviewer to deal with, unless they're in a police interrogation room.

It's unprofessional, but there may well be an issue that we're not aware off that sparked the spat.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Roe on July 29, 2013, 12:17:37 PM
Wow, what a jerk.  Granted, the interviewer was rather boring but Bruce Willis...jerk! 
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: PastryGoddess on July 29, 2013, 12:43:59 PM
Lainey gossip did a blog post a few months ago about a pretty bad Jesse Eisenberg junket interview.  The blog post rambles a bit, but the part that stuck with me the most was towards the end where she laid out the details of the power imbalance between stars and reporters. 


Mind you she is a reporter..so biased.  But it has given me something else to think about when I see interviews like this, specifically the comment "A junket however is not a public bar. A junket favours the celebrity and minimises the reporter.".  There is some language in the piece as well

Jesse Eisenberg Interview (http://www.laineygossip.com/Was-Jesse-Eisenberg-a-wingadingdingy-to-an-interviewer/27054?celebrityId=21005)

Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Redneck Gravy on July 29, 2013, 01:38:29 PM
I agree with Hillia

 
Any minimum wage clerk at McDonalds would be told that they need to treat each customer as if they were the first one of the day...no matter how many times they have to say,  'I'm sorry, we don't carry the mcrib any more' they need to maintain the same professional, friendly attitude, through headaches, pre-shift fights with their spouse, money worries,sick kids.  If they can do that through an 8 hour shift, Bruce Willis can check his attitude for a day or so while promoting the film that paid him more than most people will earn in decades.  If it's too much effort to behave civilly to a man who is only doing his job - which is to help Bruce earn more money by publicizing his film - then he can retire.

Bruce Willis, Jesse Eisenberg & Billy Bob Thornton all seem too full of themselves.  While I'm no fan of reporters in general, they have a job to perform, why would anyone want to make someone's job hard to perform?   
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Mental Magpie on August 08, 2013, 08:40:08 AM
You think that was hostile?  I think it was a dry sense of humor with a small side of snarky in some instances.  I mean you can obviously tell he's bored and doesn't want to have to act excited about these things anymore, but I don't think that's even close to being hostile.

I agree with Audrey Quest in that the interviewer wasn't very perceptive; he kept trying to push his excitement on the actors instead of trying to pull it from them.  It was like he wanted to have a one sided conversation about his feelings on the movie instead of rolling with what the actors said and pulling information from that.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Twik on August 08, 2013, 06:54:25 PM
You think that was hostile?  I think it was a dry sense of humor with a small side of snarky in some instances.  I mean you can obviously tell he's bored and doesn't want to have to act excited about these things anymore, but I don't think that's even close to being hostile.

I agree with Audrey Quest in that the interviewer wasn't very perceptive; he kept trying to push his excitement on the actors instead of trying to pull it from them.  It was like he wanted to have a one sided conversation about his feelings on the movie instead of rolling with what the actors said and pulling information from that.

If it were a private conversation, I would say he was just bored. But he's doing his job here, and so is the interviewer. The interviewer cannot just say, "oh, you're clearly not interested. Let's call the whole thing off." Making it impossible for a young person without any control over the situation to do his job is rude. If Willis didn't want to do an interview, he shouldn't have agreed to one n the first place,
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: AngelicGamer on August 08, 2013, 07:04:01 PM
I think the difference between the barista and Bruce Willis is that the barista gets to go home at the end of an eight to ten hour shift.  From what I understand of these junkets (and the reason why I decided not to become a movie star) is that they are day long, very little breaks, and very much being on all the time.  And then the celebrity doesn't really get to go home at the end of the day and relax, there's something else to do.

So, I take his rude with a grain of salt.  Like I take with a grain of salt the barista that doesn't smile at me because he may have been there since six or seven in the morning and I'm coming in around 1 in the afternoon.  The reporter should have rolled with his grumpiness instead of making an awkward interview.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Mental Magpie on August 08, 2013, 10:14:41 PM
You think that was hostile?  I think it was a dry sense of humor with a small side of snarky in some instances.  I mean you can obviously tell he's bored and doesn't want to have to act excited about these things anymore, but I don't think that's even close to being hostile.

I agree with Audrey Quest in that the interviewer wasn't very perceptive; he kept trying to push his excitement on the actors instead of trying to pull it from them.  It was like he wanted to have a one sided conversation about his feelings on the movie instead of rolling with what the actors said and pulling information from that.

If it were a private conversation, I would say he was just bored. But he's doing his job here, and so is the interviewer. The interviewer cannot just say, "oh, you're clearly not interested. Let's call the whole thing off." Making it impossible for a young person without any control over the situation to do his job is rude. If Willis didn't want to do an interview, he shouldn't have agreed to one n the first place,

I didn't say Bruce Willis wasn't rude; I said he wasn't hostile.  I don't necessarily blame him for being short and snarky; it's understandable but still rude.  I also don't think the reporter did anything to make it better; he only made it worse.  To me it comes across as the reporter being incredibly inexperienced.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: PastryGoddess on August 08, 2013, 11:17:44 PM
For me the issue is the power imbalance.  Bruce Willis is allowed to be rude and snarky to the interviewer with no consequences.  But the interviewer cannot act that way towards him.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Virg on August 09, 2013, 11:38:09 AM
Mental Magpie wrote:

"I also don't think the reporter did anything to make it better; he only made it worse.  To me it comes across as the reporter being incredibly inexperienced."

This is the thing that struck me, and the thing that gives Mr. Willis some excuse in my estimation.  I've had to work with people who didn't know what they were doing, and while I do my best to maintain a professional attitude it can be incredibly frustrating when someone is so bad at it that they interfere with my ability to do my job.  Mr. Willis may be in a position where some fanboi interviewer is just one too many for the day, and it showed.  It's not a complete excuse, because as others said it's his job to give these interviews, but I can certainly understand his attitude.


PastryGoddess wrote:

"For me the issue is the power imbalance.  Bruce Willis is allowed to be rude and snarky to the interviewer with no consequences.  But the interviewer cannot act that way towards him."

That's the price that Mr. Edwards pays for parlaying someone else's fame into personal gain.  People didn't tune in to hear Jamie Edwards, they tuned in to hear Bruce Willis, so it's Mr. Edwards's job to do the best he can with that.  If he doesn't like that imbalance, then he shouldn't be interviewing people more famous than him for a living.

Virg
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: JoieGirl7 on August 09, 2013, 02:57:52 PM
Mental Magpie wrote:

"I also don't think the reporter did anything to make it better; he only made it worse.  To me it comes across as the reporter being incredibly inexperienced."

This is the thing that struck me, and the thing that gives Mr. Willis some excuse in my estimation.  I've had to work with people who didn't know what they were doing, and while I do my best to maintain a professional attitude it can be incredibly frustrating when someone is so bad at it that they interfere with my ability to do my job.  Mr. Willis may be in a position where some fanboi interviewer is just one too many for the day, and it showed.  It's not a complete excuse, because as others said it's his job to give these interviews, but I can certainly understand his attitude.


PastryGoddess wrote:

"For me the issue is the power imbalance.  Bruce Willis is allowed to be rude and snarky to the interviewer with no consequences.  But the interviewer cannot act that way towards him."

That's the price that Mr. Edwards pays for parlaying someone else's fame into personal gain.  People didn't tune in to hear Jamie Edwards, they tuned in to hear Bruce Willis, so it's Mr. Edwards's job to do the best he can with that.  If he doesn't like that imbalance, then he shouldn't be interviewing people more famous than him for a living.

Virg

Excellent points!

Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: PastryGoddess on August 09, 2013, 06:56:08 PM
Mental Magpie wrote:

"I also don't think the reporter did anything to make it better; he only made it worse.  To me it comes across as the reporter being incredibly inexperienced."

This is the thing that struck me, and the thing that gives Mr. Willis some excuse in my estimation.  I've had to work with people who didn't know what they were doing, and while I do my best to maintain a professional attitude it can be incredibly frustrating when someone is so bad at it that they interfere with my ability to do my job.  Mr. Willis may be in a position where some fanboi interviewer is just one too many for the day, and it showed.  It's not a complete excuse, because as others said it's his job to give these interviews, but I can certainly understand his attitude.


PastryGoddess wrote:

"For me the issue is the power imbalance.  Bruce Willis is allowed to be rude and snarky to the interviewer with no consequences.  But the interviewer cannot act that way towards him."

That's the price that Mr. Edwards pays for parlaying someone else's fame into personal gain.  People didn't tune in to hear Jamie Edwards, they tuned in to hear Bruce Willis, so it's Mr. Edwards's job to do the best he can with that.  If he doesn't like that imbalance, then he shouldn't be interviewing people more famous than him for a living.

Virg

True but Mr. Edwards has much more to lose than Bruce Willis does.  Bruce Willis could get up and walk out of that interview if he wanted to without affecting his livelihood.  If the journalist had done the same, he probably would have been fired and would have had a very hard time finding another job in his industry.

Just because his occupation is journalist, doesn't mean that it is ok to be treated like a verbal punching bag. 
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Library Dragon on August 09, 2013, 09:58:17 PM
Bruce was not excited and that interviewer was not very perceptive.  If he had rolled with Bruce's devil may care attitude he would have gotten a much more memorable interview and not have been so a awkward.  He should have tossed back the same devil may care attitude instead of coming off like Chris Farley's superfan.

Basically the stars just sit in that same little room while interviewers and their people file in and out over and over again.  I'll bet someone did something to offend Bruce and so he didn't care if they got a good interview or not.

Typically, the interview would be edited so that you don't see that it was awkward.

True.

I wish I remember where I had seen a series of these interviews with George Clooney.  What came out was a few reporters asking him nasty, hostile, personal questions in order to get him upset.  The point was to get the "money shot" of him loosing his cool. 

Willis could have been having a bad day and been needlessly rude.  Or, perhaps something that took place before the formal interview took place. 
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: hyzenthlay on August 09, 2013, 10:13:50 PM
Edwards was dreadful.

Halting, almost stuttering, poor questions, stating the obvious, and it was hard in some cases to understand what the heck he was asking. If you want to roll with highly paid professionals, you'd better sharpen up your skill set first.

I didn't see any real hostility, I saw some dismissivness by Willis for the poor quality of the interview.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Mental Magpie on August 09, 2013, 10:35:38 PM
Mental Magpie wrote:

"I also don't think the reporter did anything to make it better; he only made it worse.  To me it comes across as the reporter being incredibly inexperienced."

This is the thing that struck me, and the thing that gives Mr. Willis some excuse in my estimation.  I've had to work with people who didn't know what they were doing, and while I do my best to maintain a professional attitude it can be incredibly frustrating when someone is so bad at it that they interfere with my ability to do my job.  Mr. Willis may be in a position where some fanboi interviewer is just one too many for the day, and it showed.  It's not a complete excuse, because as others said it's his job to give these interviews, but I can certainly understand his attitude.


PastryGoddess wrote:

"For me the issue is the power imbalance.  Bruce Willis is allowed to be rude and snarky to the interviewer with no consequences.  But the interviewer cannot act that way towards him."

That's the price that Mr. Edwards pays for parlaying someone else's fame into personal gain.  People didn't tune in to hear Jamie Edwards, they tuned in to hear Bruce Willis, so it's Mr. Edwards's job to do the best he can with that.  If he doesn't like that imbalance, then he shouldn't be interviewing people more famous than him for a living.

Virg

True but Mr. Edwards has much more to lose than Bruce Willis does.  Bruce Willis could get up and walk out of that interview if he wanted to without affecting his livelihood.  If the journalist had done the same, he probably would have been fired and would have had a very hard time finding another job in his industry.

Just because his occupation is journalist, doesn't mean that it is ok to be treated like a verbal punching bag.

No, but if he wants to be a journalist, he needs to learn how to interview.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Roe on August 10, 2013, 08:03:50 PM
I think the difference between the barista and Bruce Willis is that the barista gets to go home at the end of an eight to ten hour shift.  From what I understand of these junkets (and the reason why I decided not to become a movie star) is that they are day long, very little breaks, and very much being on all the time.  And then the celebrity doesn't really get to go home at the end of the day and relax, there's something else to do.

Yeah, that's the reason I decided not to become a movie star either.  ;) 
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: AngelicGamer on August 10, 2013, 09:20:38 PM
I think the difference between the barista and Bruce Willis is that the barista gets to go home at the end of an eight to ten hour shift.  From what I understand of these junkets (and the reason why I decided not to become a movie star) is that they are day long, very little breaks, and very much being on all the time.  And then the celebrity doesn't really get to go home at the end of the day and relax, there's something else to do.

Yeah, that's the reason I decided not to become a movie star either.  ;)

Probably should have said one of the reasons.  lol!  But yeah, I can take the long days of retail - I have a way of just pasting on a smile and getting through rushes - but being on all day, into the night?  No, no thank you.  My double for the release of Deathly Hallows nearly killed me, even with two hour long breaks.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Winterlight on August 11, 2013, 08:08:21 AM
You think that was hostile?  I think it was a dry sense of humor with a small side of snarky in some instances.  I mean you can obviously tell he's bored and doesn't want to have to act excited about these things anymore, but I don't think that's even close to being hostile.

I agree with Audrey Quest in that the interviewer wasn't very perceptive; he kept trying to push his excitement on the actors instead of trying to pull it from them.  It was like he wanted to have a one sided conversation about his feelings on the movie instead of rolling with what the actors said and pulling information from that.

If it were a private conversation, I would say he was just bored. But he's doing his job here, and so is the interviewer. The interviewer cannot just say, "oh, you're clearly not interested. Let's call the whole thing off." Making it impossible for a young person without any control over the situation to do his job is rude. If Willis didn't want to do an interview, he shouldn't have agreed to one n the first place,

Agreed. Willis was a jerk.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Virg on August 20, 2013, 02:26:34 PM
Twik wrote:

"If Willis didn't want to do an interview, he shouldn't have agreed to one n the first place"

I don't think this is necessarily fair.  As the comments above show, I'm not the only one who thought that Jamie Edwards was out of his league in this interview, and in not knowing his own limits he put Bruce Willis in a bad situation.  Sure, Mr. Willis agreed to do the interview, but once he was in it and discovered how inept Mr. Edwards was, I can certainly find some sympathy for his sour attitude.  It's entirely possible that he'd have been more engaged and pleasant if Mr. Edwards had been better at doing his job.

In short, I do think that Mr. Willis was responsible for his bad behavior, but I also put some of the blame on Mr. Edwards for biting off more than he could chew.

Virg
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Twik on August 21, 2013, 04:54:10 PM
You don't get to be rude to a waiter if he is young and inexperienced. I'd say th same thing applies to interviewers.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Mental Magpie on August 21, 2013, 06:43:42 PM
You don't get to be rude to a waiter if he is young and inexperienced. I'd say th same thing applies to interviewers.

No, but it's understandable that you would quickly lose your patience, especially if this was the nth waiter you'd experienced that day who wasn't quite up to par.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Virg on August 22, 2013, 09:32:21 AM
Twik wrote:

"You don't get to be rude to a waiter if he is young and inexperienced. I'd say th same thing applies to interviewers."

I agree with this, and I did say that Mr. Willis is responsible for his behavior, but I'm willing to give him some latitude in this because I didn't see it as an example of elitism or purposeful snark.  I don't see it as an example of someone mistreating another person because he feels superior, I saw it more as someone who was having a bad day and let his irritation get the better of him, much as I could see someone getting irritated with a waiter who was called back to the table to fix his fourth mistake.  We all strive to maintain our class and dignity in these situations, but even the best of us fall short at times.

Virg
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: oogyda on August 22, 2013, 09:33:01 AM
I think the interview started out on a bad note when Edwards said something like "At least that proves I've seen the movie." and seemed to be expecting praise for it. 
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Cami on September 06, 2013, 12:08:00 PM
 I'm sorry, but I really cannot find it within me to feel sorry for obscenely well-paid entertainers who have to work a long day. Even if part of that long day is dealing with people who aren't the best at their jobs.

That's life. Get over yourself.

The cleaning lady here at work, Linda,  has a 16 hour day EVERY DAY. She works two jobs to support her family. Minimum wage. No benefits. She's looking at a LIFETIME of this schedule, with no vacations, no retirement.  EVERY DAY she needs to get up and plaster a smile on her face and pretend it's just grand taking your order at the restaurant and then no matter how tired she is, she comes here and cleans and has to be polite. EVERY day she deals with people who are putzes and treat her like crap because she's a waitress and cleaning lady. EVERY day. For minimum wage. 

Bruce Willis could quit acting today and live like a king for the rest of his life. He's no doubt treated like a king on set.  And he can't suck it up and deal with it on a press junket? Too bad, so sad.

How about he trade a year in his life with Linda and then let's talk about attitude adjustment.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Virg on September 06, 2013, 12:48:24 PM
There's always someone somewhere who has it harder than anyone you can point to, so forbidding someone to make a very human mistake because they make more money than you consider reasonable isn't a good attitude to take.  Take note that your concept that you can't find any sympathy for Mr. Willis probably also extends to yourself, unless you're also working two minimum wage jobs with no end in sight.  And me, and most of the other posters here, I'd guess.  Does nobody who's doing better than Linda deserve a break for a faux pas?

Nobody's perfect.  Mr. Willis's bank account balance doesn't change that.

Virg
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Miss Unleaded on September 26, 2013, 06:25:25 AM
Ouch, I'd say the hostility was oozing right out before he even started to speak. His body language is signalling trouble from the start.

I'm not sure what his issue was. Yes, he's doing sales for the movie. That's his choice, and part of why he's paid more than most of us will make in a lifetime for one movie. The interviewer is doing his job, by asking him about the movie.

If Willis feels he's above these types of interviews, he shouldn't schedule them, not go and be snarky to the interviewer who is part of the system that makes Willis a star. If he doesn't like it, he should stop making feature films.

I presume there's a backstory here why Willis so clearly did not want to be there.

Definitely rude, and bordering on hostile as well.   :(  The interviewer was doing the job badly but Willis made the whole scene a lot worse with the 'I'm too good for this' attitude.  It's a shame because I'd always thought he'd be a really nice guy in person.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Corvid on September 26, 2013, 06:57:33 AM
I would say that, at the very least, Willis was unpleasant and unkind and his attitude during the interview comes off as a <censored> move.
Title: Re: Bruce Willis and His Interview
Post by: Twik on September 26, 2013, 09:51:17 AM
I agree with Virg that no one's perfect. However, at the same time, this doesn't mean we can't say that Willis's behaviour was poor. Hopefully, it was just the result of a long, stressful day for him, and not a standard attitude.

I wonder if he was hungry? I know my hostility quotient ramps up and my patience goes down when I'm really hungry. (Yes, I'm just like the guys in the Snickers ads.)