Interviewed Cate about How To Train Your Dragon 2 with the director. Jeffrey Katzenberg put in a big pre-Oscar campaign to win the top animation award – which went to Big Hero 6. Feedback from Katzenberg via a colleague at an Australian TV network was that I was a sensational interviewer. I would donate an ovary to science fiction to be interviewing again as I’ve done it all my life since university and it’s still my favourite thing to do. I love people’s stories and making them feel comfortable telling them. I must explore more opportunities in this arena.
Oh yeah – in Cate’s study, I saw all her major award statues. They were on a low shelf of a book case – the second shelf from the floor. I thought this was great and asked the housekeeper if Cate put them there so her children could see them and touch them. She wasn’t sure but thought it was a lovely idea. I do too. Cate has a lot of incredible, valuable art – floor to ceiling. It was a joy just to sit and appreciate it all while the shoot was set up inside.