When it comes to über-awkward celebrity interviews, no one beats MTV movie blog – see also Tom Hanks, Brendan Fraser, Matthew Fox, and the incomparable James Franco. Most recently, they showed up to an event at Best Buy headlined by Macguyver, the mom from That 70s Show, and Steven Seagal. First, Seagal threatens to walks out early because the lights are too bright. Rowr, grizzly hate light, put back in cave! Then someone must’ve fed him a live salmon or something, because he agreed to stay long enough to do an interview in which he reveals:
He doesn’t know who Sarah Palin is.
He’s selling an energy drink (perhaps one of the side effects is light sensitivity?)
He’s selling “oils”. Hopefully not freshly squozen.
Grrr, grizzly hate Van Damme.
All in all, pretty much your basic roused-from-weeks-of-slumber time with Steven Seagal. Additionally, read my favorite Steven Seagal story, after the jump.
From the book Live From New York:
David Spade: [Seagal] didn’t want to go along with what the plan was that week, and as a result, I think that was the first week that I heard talk about replacing the host and just doing a cast show.
Julia Sweeney: When we pitched our ideas for Seagal at our Monday meeting, he gave us some of his own sketch ideas. And some of his sketch ideas were so heinous, but so hilariously awful, it was like we were on Candid Camera.
He had this idea that he’s a therapist and he wanted Victoria Jackson to be his patient who’s just been raped. And the therapist says, “You’re going to have to come to me twice a week for like three years,” because, he said, “that’s how therapists fucking are. They’re just trying to get your money.” And then he says that the psychiatrist tries to have sex with her.
In conclusion, Steven Seagal rules.