You'd Probably Never Guess Waleed Aly's Favourite Interview
Spoilers: It's not as easy as you'd think.
We know what you're thinking. It's probably Jacinda Ardern, right? Or when he went head-to-head with PM Scott Morrison? Someone serious, about something agenda-setting and conversation-starting, right?
Waleed Aly's favourite interview, his best interview ever?
"Oh, it’s a very hard question to answer!" he exclaimed while chatting to 10 Daily over the phone, ahead of 'The Project's' 10th bday this Friday.
He paused for a moment before spilling the beans, and readers, we were kinda shook.
It's Elmo, the beloved 3-and-a-half-year-old muppet from 'Sesame Street'.
The "problem with this", he explained, was that he never knew how much he could say about how an interview with Elmo takes place.
"It’s a bit Santa Claus-y, if you know what I mean," he shared, "but just watching that whole thing come together was one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen."
"Meeting the puppeteer and watching the way he works and seeing his mind work so quickly, while staying in character, is genuinely something to behold."
Aside from the BTS secrets, Waleed said that "it was really funny, as well as just being an incredible amount of fun" to chat with the iconic muppet.
"He’s also just an incredible character!" he said, explaining: "If you stop and think about how they’ve made this 3-year-old toddler -- who is actually really witty but doesn’t break the illusion of being a 3-year-old -- that’s hard to do! It is genuinely remarkable."
On a more serious note, though, Waleed also recalled an interview with Rebecca Sharrock, a woman who has a near-perfect memory of her entire life from birth.
"She remembers everything right back to being in the womb, and it’s the single most astonishing story I’ve ever worked on or come across," Waleed shared.
"It’s unbelievable. She remembers childbirth, as in, being born. She remembers learning to speak, learning to walk," he continued.
Noting that he'll "never" have another conversation like that again, Waleed added that "there’s something about speaking to someone where you know they're probably the only person in the world who can answer these questions" that made the interview one of his favourites.
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