I’m over the worst of the recent Yannick Bisson preoccupation spell but I did come across an interview for Canadian radio with him the other night from a few years ago that I quite enjoyed. You don’t have to watch the whole thing, it’s 15 minutes, but I’m posting it here to just give an idea.
The questions were not always original questions but what I liked about this interview was that the interviewer, Tom Power, really seemed to listen and then consequently would pose follow up questions because of what he heard. He seems genuinely interested in the person he’s interviewing and seems to try and dig deeper in what makes the person opposite him tick. His questions seem to resonate with those he interviews too as they all become thoughtful when giving their answers. I’d like to see him interview Richard Armitage sometime.
Tom Power is a Canadian musician and he interviews a lot of musicians but also actors. I’ve recently been listening to a few other interviews he’s done and so far they are worth a listen, even if you don’t know much about that person or actor – or maybe especially if you don’t know that much about them. I watched another one with Natalie Portman (whom I also don’t know well) that I liked and that led me to a video that was mentioned of an intense and funny rap she did on Saturday Night Live that goes against her image. I really like some well-done sarcasm.
Anyway, I’ve only seen 3 or 4 interviews, but there are many more up on YouTube (mostly musicians but also actors, directors and even with author Margaret Atwood, which I haven’t seen yet). Link to a playlist of interviews here in case this has also whetted your appetite (there are a lot). I do plan on watching some more of them, it’s a nice change to the normal soundbite interviews on late night talkshows.
Meanwhile, let me leave you with two gifs from that SNL video…
I can relate.