As an entertainment and news editor, a major part of my job involves meeting with and interviewing celebrities. Having been at this for almost a solid six months (with a few smaller interviews under my belt prior) it’s become a little less nerve-wracking, but still remained just as exciting.
Most of my interviews are standard, we talk about their upcoming TV or film projects, partnerships and all-around life in general. However, on a rare occasion, something relatable happens that makes the experience somewhat stand out. And although these moments can be rather small, they still have an impact, enough so that I’m sitting here writing an article about it. One example of this was my interview with Kaley Cuoco on Monday morning.
The morning started off a little earlier than usual as I made my way to the Andaz Hotel for a 9 a.m. interview. I had my questions ready and was carrying my handy dandy iPhone tripod that I use to shoot video for the majority of my interviews. I entered the room, introduced myself to Cuoco (and the other ten public relations people and members of her team) before setting up in front of the Big Bang Theory actress.
“I like your tripod,” Cuoco said to me as I tried to adjust the legs. “This one looks easier than others I’ve seen today. The girl before you was having some serious trouble setting hers up.”
Of course, this added some pressure. Now, it was important to me to get this thing set up without any hiccups in fear of the same exact conversation taking place with the interview happening after mine. Lucky for me, the small piece of equipment gave me no trouble at all.
I think it’s important to note, this is a no-frills tripod—costing just $17 on Amazon. All you have to do is pull out the legs, pop your phone in and voilà. So, Cuoco was impressed. “Oh my god I need one of these,” she continued.
Back to the interview, we discussed everything from her latest partnership with Starbucks for their Shine from the Start campaign, which includes the release of their new Caramel Crème flavored coffee, to her upcoming series The Flight Attendant, which she is currently filming in New York. As we said our goodbyes, I collected my things and thanked the actress for her time. And as I walked towards the door I heard the 34-year-old tell her assistant, “I need that tripod.”
“It’s already ordered” her assistant responded.