The most alarming thing that can happen when your doing an interview, apart from the terrible, terrible thing that does occasionally happen is you're forgetting who it is you're interviewing. I even write down the Prime Ministers name on the piece of paper so I remember, because I have a very bad memory for names. But apart from that it's not remembering what someone has just said to you. It's agony and it can happen quite easily if you're thinking about how much time is left on the film or whether you've got the right points in or something and you forget what you've just been told. You're then lost because if you reveal you don't know what's been said you've spoilt the whole interview because they say he obviously wasn't listening to what I said a moment ago.
And the third thing is, which I have only done once, is falling asleep in the middle of an interview, it was very late at night on a current affairs programme and I'd had a long day and the person I was interviewing was being extremely boring. It was a bout quarter to midnight and only just momentarily I thought what, oh yes. Hmm, women's rights.