TV News

Kevin Spacey Slams 'Today Show' for Short Interview

By:
May 20, 2008 | 6:27am EDT

Actor Kevin Spacey has slammed producers of The Today Show for cutting short an interview to promote his new film Recount.

Spacey's forthcoming movie covers the controversial stalemate that tied U.S. presidential candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore in 2000.

The actor appeared on Today on Monday to talk about the film--only to recount his disappointing guest spot to another talk-show host, David Letterman, later that evening.

He says, "I started my morning in a very unusual experience. I did a drive-by interview on The Today Show.

"You would think that a subject like the 2000 election would deserve to come into the studio, come in, show a clip. No, I was on the Plaza (outside) with (hosts) Al (Roker) and Meredith (Viera) and what's his name? Matt (Lauer). I was wondering where the hell he was.

"We were on the Plaza like we were waiting for a bus. The whole thing was over in about a minute and a half. I could've done it as I drove by in my car.

"I think it's a new thing now: If you're not on Dancing with the Stars, you don't get any time. Which is why I'm very happy to be in the studio. I'm very grateful. I thought I was going to be on 54th street on remote."

COPYRIGHT 2008 WORLD ENTERTAINMENT NEWS NETWORK LTD. All Global Rights Reserved.

More TV News