"That's a very good question" is a ploy media coaches teach interview subjects to use. I'd like to offer new conversational placeholders during media opportunities, to allow the gathering of wits and to possibly redirect a troublesome dialogue...
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There is the fantasy that during an interview, a celebrity will totally spark with you and you will become BFFs and/or lovers, and the interview will just fly because you are having so much fun. No.
Between nibbles of a simple luncheon, Ms. Child complimented me on my interview preparedness, noting I hadn't asked the usual media litany -- What's the funniest thing that ever happened to you?
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