ScreenTime With Nicky Greenwall
Blonde beauty Nicky Greenwall’s been in the showbiz game for 12 years, hosting shows like The Showbiz Report (2005), The Close Up (2011-current) and ScreenTime With Nicky Greenwall (since 2012). Here’s what she’s got to say about the industry, motherhood and dealing with celebs…
Did you think that you’d still be here after 12 years? I feel lucky. Each year, when it’s time to renew the contracts, I start doubting myself. I just take a deep breath, write another proposal and hope for the best. So what’s the easiest part of the job? Working with e.tv and eNCA is a pleasure. They completely trust us and don’t get overly involved in the day-to-day workings. And the most difficult? We’ve made more than 300 hours of television over the years. In the beginning the pace was relentless, but we’ve learnt to slow down. What’s easier: raising your two toddlers with babydaddy of 10 years Robin Fryer or handling celebs? Celebs, without a doubt. They’re much easier to talk out of a tantrum and they rarely keep you up at night. Has anyone been difficult in an interview? The South African celebs have been great. But we had teething problems with a certain New Zealander… [Nicky’s not going to name drop – we think it’s Russell Crowe]. You do it all – interview, research, produce and work the red carpet… which is your favourite? Writing. That’s where the creative process comes to life. Everything else is just about making that vision become reality. And what’s the biggest misconception about your job? I spend much more time in the editing suite than I do on camera. Have you had any slip-ups on air? Many! We aren’t live anymore, so I have the chance to fix them before we air the episode. Does anything still make you nervous? I used to get nervous in junkets. You fly around the world to interview someone for five minutes. The time pressure is a worry!
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