Ali G's Parky script
16:30 22 September 2005
Talk show legend Michael Parkinson has revealed Ali G star Sacha Baron Cohen insisted on having scripted answers.
The respected interviewer has confessed the spoof rapper refused to go on the show unless he could have all his funny answers written on the autocue.
Parkinson said in an interview with Britain's Daily Express newspaper: "Ali G wouldn't come unless his answers were scripted. Here was this great comedian who turned out to be a total slave to the autocue."
The veteran star has also branded Hollywood actress Meg Ryan as his worst interviewee ever.
He explained: "I don't know what was wrong with her. In the dressing room before the show she said I could ask her anything, but that patently wasn't true. She certainly didn't want to talk about her film, 'The Cut', which was terrible. Nor did I like her very much.
"She arrogantly sat with her back to my other guests. But I'd certainly have her on the show again."
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