By Savanna Young, Daily Mail Australia
February 21, 2023 03:53, updated on February 21, 2023 03:53
Justin Hill is one of Australia’s most popular entertainment journalists.
Interviewing more than 1,000 celebrities over his 15-year career, the podcaster explains that celebrities aren’t always approachable on the red carpet.
Justin reveals in exclusive interview with Daily Mail Australia that the most difficult star he’s ever worked with is an actor mark wahlberg.
Justin said he probably nabbed the A-list actor on a “bad day” given his reputation as a good guy in Hollywood.
Although mentioned earlier in last year’s Q&A, Justin still stands by his choice Because it was a “major turning point” in his career.
‘before that [interview]I was really lucky because I didn’t really catch anyone on a bad day,” he said.
“I never do anything to upset anyone or make anyone uncomfortable. So, I guess with Mark, I could have walked away and said ‘oh he’s the worst I’ve ever done interview”. That’s why I say it’s the most “difficult”.
“Because when I think about it, I’m like, He just flew in from Los Angeles. He’s jet-lagged. He’s got a lot of pressure on his shoulders to get people to go see that movie.
Justin said that moment was more of a learning experience than a negative one.
He added: “Since then, my job has been to make sure I have something ready for every interview – and I’ve seen that with my own eyes when I do it on the red carpet – to immediately make their The shoulders drop and it makes them feel relaxed.”
“Celebrities talk to me as much as I do to them. There’s a lot of pressure on their shoulders, a lot of people around them, and a lot of responsibility.
“Everyone thinks it’s glamorous, just taking pictures and stuff, but it’s stressful.”
Some of his favorite celebrities to chat with include Oscar winner Angelina Jolie and Australian star Hugh Jackman.
“I can’t even say how beautiful and gracious and generous she was in her time. She’s a huge celebrity,” he said of Jolie.
“And Hugh Jackman, oh my god. He’s like the nicest guy you’ll ever meet. He remembers your name. He remembers when you last spoke to him. He’s like the most professional.
“One time, he slapped me. It was great, too,” Justin joked.
Recently, the interviewer spoke with big names like Margot Robbie, Chris Hemsworth, and Paul Rudd.
Justin, who is openly gay, just announced his upcoming Hayu miniseries Loud + Proud.
The series will shine a light on Australia’s LGBTQIA+ community with cameos from several icons and allies including Samantha Jade, Jack Vidgen, Carla from Bankstown, Mitch and Mark from The Block and more.
Justin told Daily Mail Australia to keep an eye out for some of the famous faces on the show, and revealed the guests he would most like viewers to see.
“Everyone’s conversations are important. But I think what really stood out to me was probably the conversations with non-binary guests like Deni Todorovic and Etcetera Etcetera,” he said.
“For young people, this is a really important conversation. But for older people, it’s just as important to be heard and understood.
Each episode of Loud + Proud delves into a topic in the LGBTQIA+ community, from guests sharing their personal experiences, such as coming out and exploring the gender spectrum, to learning how to own their identity and be their truest selves.
The Loud + Proud with Justin Hill collection will be available only on February 23 at letCelebrate WorldPride Sydney in over 40 markets around the world