ScreenTime With Nicky Green­wall

E.tv 20:00

TV Plus (South Africa) - - 19 AUGUST -

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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