Television host Angela Bishop has interviewed her fair share of celebrities over the years but there is one chat in particular that has taken the crown as her worst encounter with a star.
The 51-year-old dished all the dirt during an appearance on The Project on Sunday night in celebration of 30 years on TV.
While there have certainly been some exciting moments throughout her time with Network Ten, Angela said actress Faye Dunaway was one of the most awkward interviewees.
The reporter claimed she’s “had a couple of awkward ones” but the Bonnie and Clyde star made things especially difficult for her.
Angela explained how she had just flown in from London after an interview with Kate Hudson and was suffering badly with jetlag. So in order to prepare for the interview with Dunaway she asked a friendly rock and roll singer for some inside intel.
“So I was chatting with Mick Jagger who was on the exercise bike next to me down in the gym as I was trying to stay awake,” Angela told The Project hosts.
“I was like ‘have you ever met Faye Dunaway?’ and he was like, ‘yeah, she’s cool’.”
Feeling confident about the upcoming interview Angela said she headed off for the chat and upon meeting Dunaway held out her hand to introduce herself. However, instead of going in for the handshake she was met with an unsavoury response from the Academy Award winner.
“I put my hand out to say, ‘nice to meet you’,” Angela explained, to which Dunaway replied while lifting her palms in the air: “Ladies don’t shake hands.”
“And I went, ‘oh, this is going to be hard to rescue,'”Angela recalled. Adding: “If it’s started that badly, it’s very hard to get it back on the rails”.
Having learnt from her lesson Angela said she next time she saw Dunaway she made sure to keep her hands firmly behind her back.
However, Angela said thankfully not all interviews have been difficult, naming a chat with comedian Sacha Baron Cohen as one of her favourites.
The reporter explained how exciting it was to interview the actor while he was in Sydney at the famous Bondi Beach.
“He was interacting with members of the public, who were interacting with him,” she said.
“It was so exciting, it was so much fun to do. It was the only one he did out of a studio anywhere in the world I think.”