Giuliana Rancic has probably interviewed every celebrity worth interviewing -- so it begs the question, Who's the worst? I mean, that's what we really want to know, right? Forget about who is the prettiest, the tallest, the most hunky, the sexiest, the smartest. We want to know who was the biggest douchebag! Well, wait no more. Because Rancic has broken the unspoken celebrity interviewer code by revealing said douchenozzle. And I can't say I'm too surprised. It's not Tom Cruise. Not Madonna. Not even Shia LaBeef LaBeouf. It's ... Russell Crowe!
New mom Giuliana revealed on Watch What Happens Live!:
There have been a lot of awkward ones. Oh, I know… duh! Russell Crowe! [He] was so mean to me.
I had been at E! for a year, and I literally was like, 'I'm gonna go easy because he's pretty tough. And so I said, 'Are you excited to be here tonight? Your big movie premiere?' And he goes, 'I'm contractually obligated to be here. What's your next question?'
Not a good start. Gee, you'd think getting paid millions of dollars for pretending to be someone else would generally make a guy sort of happy, but not Russell. Granted, red carpet interviews are kind of lame, and you must get sick of getting asked the same silly questions over and over (I'm sure Giuliana doesn't love it either) but it's all part and parcel of being a famous actor, which is much better than being a broke, out-of-work actor, right, Russell?
Russell's rascally attitude didn't stop there. According to Giuliana, she then racked her brain to come up with a question non-threatening enough that Russell wouldn't throw a phone at her head ('memba that?). So she inquired, "Um, isn't it wonderful seeing all the fans?"
Here's what happened next:
And he goes, 'That's your second question?' And he goes, '1, 2, you're through!' And walked away.
Hmm. Kind of understandable how Russell's career ended up tanking. Hey, Russ, being an actor doesn't give you the right to be a jerkwad. It's not brain surgery, ya know.
Did you think he'd be the worst interview?
Image via Bravo