I’m so glad I got a chance to interview Ed Asner. Looking back, although I wasn’t sure at the time, I think he was the perfect combination of warmth, patience, and humor, with a touch of grouchiness.
This interview was recorded at the TVLand Awards on June 8th, 2008.
I became even more familiar with Ed’s voice, of course, as Carl in Up. It’s bittersweet, but a lovely tribute, to hear him again as Carl in the Pixar short, Carl’s Date, which plays before Elemental in theaters now.
This series, The Early Tapes, features a look at the very first time I talked to certain celebrities. Some were already established, others were just starting out in the business, while others were in between. With some, you’ll get a bit more of the behind the scenes banter that didn’t make the cut for my original red carpet reports.