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Journalist Says Bruce Willis made him wait 9 days for a “nightmare” interview and then didn’t tip the waiter at the restaurant he forced to close

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Journalist Says Bruce Willis made him wait 9 days for a “nightmare” interview and then didn’t tip the waiter at the restaurant he forced to close

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  • In a new podcast, a reporter says Bruce Willis has already made him wait nine days for an interview.

  • Martha Frankel said in “Haileywood” that the actor closed a restaurant and then did not tip.

  • She also called the overall experience of talking to him a “nightmare.”

A reporter reflected on the Bruce Willis interview in 1996, calling it “a nightmare.”

IHeartRadio’s new original podcast, “Haileywood,” chronicles how Willis moved to the small town of Hailey, Idaho, in the ’90s, bought and developed a property, and then apparently abandoned the town, as the reported The Independent.

In the first episode, “His Own Private Idaho”, host Dana Schwartz spoke to a reporter who said she had a negative experience with the “Die Hard” star.

In 1996 journalist Martha Frankel got an assignment to interview Willis for Movieline in London. It’s a mission she described to Schwartz on the podcast as “a nightmare.”

Frankel said she waited nine days for Willis to agree to speak to her. Instead, spend his time at a spa in Windsor, a city about 30 miles west of London.

The reporter said she tried to allay the actor’s concern about the interview with stories of mutual friends they have in common or the promise to conduct the interview during the interview. a game of poker with his team. Willis didn’t want “any part” of the tactics Frankel used to try to make him feel safe, she said.

Journalist Says Bruce Willis made him wait 9 days for a “nightmare” interview and then didn’t tip the waiter at the restaurant he forced to close

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Bruce Willis in Celebrity Sightings at the Lakers Basketball Game – June 15, 1987. Jim Smeal / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

“He didn’t really want to talk about anything,” Frankel said, recalling their interview. “It was just a drag and it wasn’t fun and it wasn’t funny. And I know he’s all of those things. I had seen him in action. I know he can be that. “

Frankel described Willis as “very serious” and adamant about not talking about the record to talk about his failed 1991 musical, “Hudson Hawk”.

But Frankel said she was bothered by more than Willis’ uncompromising demeanor towards her. The actor closed the restaurant where they ate to the public during the dinner service “so that no one would come and get his autograph,” she said, adding that Willis had not tipped at the end of the meal.

“And then he didn’t throw $ 300 on the table for the waiter,” she said. “So I did it.”

“I want the rich to be more generous than the non-rich,” Frankel told Schwartz. “But you know what was the best thing? He walked in and out of this hotel and no one said a word to him, no one recognized him.”

Journalist Says Bruce Willis made him wait 9 days for a “nightmare” interview and then didn’t tip the waiter at the restaurant he forced to close

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Bruce Willis and Demi Moore in 1990. Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection / Getty Images

Insider contacted a representative for Willis to confirm Frankel’s memory, but did not receive an immediate response.

This is not the first time that Willis has been called difficult by journalists. In 2013, he apologized for a “boring” interview on BBC’s “The One Show” blaming jet lag, The Hollywood Reporter wrote.

That same year, Willis was called “rude”, “painful” and “completely uncooperative” by British Magic 105.4 journalist Jamie Edwards while promoting his film “Red 2”, starring Mary Louise Parker, reported Page Six.

As recently as July, “Celebrity Karaoke Club” host AJ Odudu called an interview with Willis “a big disappointment.” She described Willis as “absolutely appalling”.

New episodes of iHeartRadio’s podcast, “Hailywood”, are available on Wednesdays.

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