Since starting at E! News in 2005, Giuliana Rancic has interviewed all sorts of celebrities, from A-listers to up-and-comers. With hundreds, possibly even thousands, of celeb chats under her belt, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Fashion Police co-host couldn’t keep track of them all — but there’s one that she doesn’t have much trouble recalling.
During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live!, the 39-year-old dished to Andy Cohen about her most awkward interview. “There have been a lot of awkward ones,” she admitted. “Oh, I know…DUH! Russell Crowe! [He] was so mean to me.”
The mom of one added that it was after she’d only been working at E! for a year, and she knew of the actor’s tough reputation. “So I said, ‘Are you excited to be here tonight? Your big movie premiere?'” she recalled. “And he goes, ‘I’m contractually obligated to be here. What’s your next question?'”
Despite feeling flustered, Giuliana said she asked the actor, ‘Um, isn’t it wonderful seeing all the fans?’ “And he goes, ‘That’s your second question?’ And he goes, ‘1, 2, you’re through!’ and walks away!”
Luckily, she hasn’t let it affect her career, and now conducts interviews on major red carpets like the Golden Globes and Oscars!