I am utterly in love with The Talks, a site full of interviews with some of Hollywood’s most elite mouths. People you actually want to sit down with, whose thoughts aren’t vapid, or strictly business, or just as boring as so many celebrity interviews you read. This is prime stuff. They’re conversations, honest and candid (if we are to believe; this is still Hollywood, after all), and full of life.
Its founders are two childhood friends whose work for pubs like GQ, Elle and Vogue landed them the kicks to go after heavy-hitters like Meryl, Jack (JACK!), Murray and Tyson, to name just a few. According to this Forbes interview, some of these are scraps from older interviews they’ve done, which as any editor or writer will tell you, are often the best nuggets of copy. Just because a published story doesn’t have room to fit the anecdote about your wild dalliance with so-and-so, or your true feelings about such-and-such, doesn’t mean it’s not good copy.
Find your way through this site and sit down for a read you’re not likely to find in too many places. This is good stuff.
P.S. That the site is funded by Rolex is curious, as I had previously thought it was a Rolex promotional site, which while not a bad thing, deflating my journalistic idealism just a little. Apparently, it’s a Rolex-funded original idea from the site’s founders. Either way, smart plan for getting good journalism funded.
Images courtesy The Talk, and their respective sources.