Thursday, December 15, 2011

Are you there Zooey Deschanel? It's me Boaz.

Back in my 'entertainment journalism' days I used to cover a lot of press junkets. Basically, you wait around in a hotel room for a few hours so that you can talk to an actor for a few minutes. It's a pretty lousy wait to get an interview - for the journalist and the actor.

One of the early junkets I did - about eight years ago - was for the movie Elf. I talked to James Caan, Will Ferrell, and Jon Favreau but I was especially excited about talking to Zooey Deschanel. I guess I had a bit of a crush on her. Excited or not, the interview was a pretty awkward experience. So I think it's time for a re-do:

Zooey - are you reading this? Feel free to get in touch via twitter, email, or pigeon.


  1. Warning: To get her to accept your offer, you may have to let her sing.

  2. She can definitely sing! We'll even let her do cartwheels and juggle monkeys if she wants!