Ryan Attacks Parkinson For Terse Interview
Hollywood star Meg Ryan has launched a scathing attack on British chatshow host Michael Parkinson, calling him "a nut". The actress claimed the veteran journalist offended her with his choice of questions and spoke to her in a patronising manor when she appeared on his BBC eponymous-named show in 2003 to promote her erotic thriller In the Cut. Ryan's behaviour shocked audiences and TV critics as she answered questions with "yes" and "no" replies. In reflection, the SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE star tells the British edition of Marie Claire magazine, "That guy was like some kind of disapproving father. I don't know what he is to you guys but he's a nut. "I was so offended by him. I was so uncomfortable. I felt like he was berating me for being naked in the movie. "He said something like, 'You should go back to doing what you were doing.' And I thought, 'Are you like a disapproving dad right now? I'm not even related to you. Back off buddy!' "I had to do 20 minutes straight with this guy." Last year (05) Parkinson described the interview as his "most difficult TV moment", adding, "I should have closed it. But listen, it happens. She was an unhappy woman. I felt sorry for her. "What I couldn't forgive her for was that she was rude to the other guests." Ryan was accused of rudely turning her back to British fashion gurus Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, who were sat only a few feet from her during the interview.