Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce
The interviewer is a young woman, the place is pub in London, the atmosphere is lighthearted (both actors have been drinking bottles of beer which they still hold).
Interviewer to Guy: "Queen of the Desert" what do you do?
Guy: We dress up in women’s clothes ,drive a big bus and mouth the words to other people’s songs.
Int: sounds perverse to me (turns to Hugo)What do you do?
Hugo: Much the same thing, I dress up as an emu at one stage and a lizard at another stage.
Int: Sounds like lots of men dressed up as women. Tell me- what did you get out of it?
Hugo: Oh it’s very erotic!
Int: What did you get out of it?
Guy: Oh it was a whole new experience. I think to let yourself express yourself in a completely different way like a female – creative
Int: So destroy the illusion of these guys that are watching – are you or are you not?
Guy: I have to say that I’m not.
Int: But why?
Guy: Why am I straight?
Int: You said THE word!
Guy: I said THE word, I’m sorry! Why am I? I don’t know I just wanna be I suppose.
Int: (turns to Hugo)What about you?[Hugo raises his hand and displays his ring]
Int: That’s like sign language for a Joan Armatrading song which meansmy lips are sealed.
Hugo [leans forward eyes half closed] Says what?
Int: Watch it my lips are sealed.
Hugo: My lips are sealed do you think that’s what it means?
Int: Does it?
Hugo: No it just means I have a ring on my finger.
Int: which means what?
Hugo: It means I’m sort of married but not really.
Int: But this is ambiguous!
Hugo; It IS ambiguous.
Int: No be ambiguous.
Hugo: Be ambiguous, you want me to be ambiguous? What about?
Hugo: This conversation’s absolutely ridiculous!
[Hugo gives Mitzi type laugh]
Interviewer (looks at Hugo) They briefed me, they said "silly" what can I tell you, they said "silly"
Int: (to Guy) Have you ever ben shagged by a Miss Piggy?
Guy: I took her on a date once and she said to me "We’re never going to do this on a first date" and unfortunately I never got on to her again so sadly no we never got as far as a second date.
Int; dreadful I do think that she said that to me first time.(Turns to Hugo)What about you and Kermit?
Hugo: Oh Kermit, Kermit and I are very good friends.
Int: friends or FRIENDS
Hugo: Just friends, just friends with a small "f" but he doesn’t have one.
Hugo; I know he wears Kermit Klein jeans but he doesn’t have one underneath them, Undies I mean undies!
Int: Kermit has no undies how can I cope?
And if any kind soul out there happens to have the clip of this interview and would feel inclined to share it with me (and the rest of the fans)…I’d be forever grateful!