It can be one of the most enjoyable assignments in journalism…the celebrity interview.
You interview movie stars, music artists, or politicians. Or maybe your jams is magicians, authors, dancers, or mega-church pastors.
Pick your favorite flavor, and book a celebrity interview.
Sounds pretty cool, right?
You meet up with the rich and famous. Ask loads of curious questions. Write a pitch or story. And editors and fans are foaming at the mouth over your inside scoop.
If only it were that easy. Ever wonder how to score a celebrity interview?
It’s often difficult to get famous people to grant you an interview. I spent 12 years pursuing CEOs of major corporations for interviews as a staff reporter. And I was a movie-industry secretary for several years. So I speak from experience on both sides of the fence here.
Here’s what I learned: To get household names to slot you an interview time, you have to be wily, creative, and unstoppable.
Ready? Use these 7 strategies to score a celebrity interview.