Interviews Cher - transcript
Parkinson my final guest tonight (.) is a singer(.) an
actress(.) director(.) fashion icon and survivor (.) She’s one of
the most enduring and popular stars in the world of entertainment (.)
Ladies and gentlemen (.) please welcome (.) Cher.
(Audience claps and cheers).
P the (.) the question that all the girls in the office
want to know is why you’ve gone blond
Cher well I haven’t gone blonde it’s just
P it’s not a wig (shaking head)
C it’s a wig (.) trust me I have long black hair
P no you’re pulling my leg (smiling)
C no no no you know (.) it’s just an extension
of my clothes
P why a blonde wig
C well (.) because I’ve had a red one and I’ve
had(.) I’ve had all different colours and I just thought this would
P your ma was blonde wasn’t she
C yeah my mum was blonde (.) my sisters were blond my
children are blonde
Stephen Fry he’s our deepest interviewer Michael (.) he gets right
into the heart of things
C I know (laughing)
P [yeah I am
S [right through the surface
P you just don’t know what’s coming next
(.) you’ve just ruined a marvel (.) I was just burrowing there like
a mole underneath
C I once got into terrible trouble because of you
(to Stephen Fry).
S oh I’m sorry
C I went to see WILDE
S oh right.
P oh (1) it’s a good film
C with my(.) with my trainer and my(.) my assistant and
(.) we just(.) we just popped out of the house caught a cab and went down
to see it and (.) I was sobbing (.) just sobbing
my heart out when it was over as I was walking (.) you know walking out
of the theatre and my mascara was running all over my face and I opened
the door and in the lobby it was filled with paparazzi and I wasn’t
expecting it and there was no place to go and they(.) they didn’t(.)
I mean they allowed them to be there and then I couldn’t catch a
cab so they were just walking up and down the street with me and I was
sobbing and and cursing you (points at S) and (.) so
S [This must have done great harm to your Maybelline
C Oh no (fiddling and laughing) Oh no I don’t have
S I know you don’t.
C but it was great (.) but I just so (.) I just loved
it so much.
P he was very good in that.
C fabulous (.) it was like he was channeling him.
P yeah(.) yeah(.) yeah that’s right (.).
when you look at your career you’ve been an actress you you’ve
been er er a fashion icon(.) which satisfies you most (.) I mean what
do you put on your passport actress (.) singer
C no I put entertainer
P and the other thing (.) you’re a showman in that
(.) old fashioned way aren’t you I mean you’re like a different
species (.) you look glamorous all the time.
C Well (.) when I’m working I do and when I’m
not I’m very(.) very I’m exactly the opposite of this I wear
old clothes I wear my hair in a ponytail I wear no makeup. Um I have 2
parts of my personality one’s really shy and introverted and kind
of (.) melancholy and then the other is kind of up and happy and perky
P [but were you always that sort of show person though
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