What would you ask Ben Mendelsohn?
- Dec 7 '16
King: Okay, we're gonna play a little game of If You Only Knew. I just throw questions. What's your funniest fan encounter?
Osbourne: Funniest fan encounter. I mean, there's been stuff like when I was young and we were doing The Osbournes, girls would ring the doorbell and I was like a teenager and there's like girls at my door ringing the doorbell of our house and you do what teenagers do.
King: Silly. What's your favorite childhood memory?
Osbourne: Favorite childhood memory is probably my dad teaching me to hunt or going camping with my dad.
King: Proudest accomplishment?
Osbourne: Proudest accomplishment. Probably when I climbed El Cap in Yosemite, which is a 3,600 foot, big, giant--
King: Because it was there.
Osbourne: Because it was there.
King: Best part of being a father?
Osbourne: Just the continual surprise of kids. Every day is a new story.
King: Best piece of advice for your children as they get older?
Osbourne: Always listen to your gut.
King: Biggest pet peeve?
Osbourne: Biggest pet peeve--picky eaters. I cannot stand picky eaters.
King: Favorite episode or scene from The Osbournes on MTV?
Osbourne: Probably the most memorable was the first episode. I can remember it through and through. Other than that it starts to get blurred, but that whole first episode was pretty exciting.
King: Something that always makes you laugh?
Osbourne: I love the movie Step Brothers. The Will Ferrell movie. Every time it's on I just fall over laughing.
King: Childhood celebrity crush?
Osbourne: Natalie Portman.
King: Not bad. Best thing about being famous?
Osbourne: Probably, most of the time not having to wait in line at a restaurant.
King: Correct. Worst thing about being famous?
Osbourne: Probably internet trolls.
King: Internet trolls. Favorite Black Sabbath song?
Osbourne: Symptom of the Universe.
King: Least favorite Black Sabbath song?
Osbourne: Probably like the later 1978, like Never Say Die albums.
King: If you could travel back in time, where would you go?
Osbourne: I probably would go to colonial America.
King: Ah, really? When we defeated your people?
Osbourne: Exactly. I could deal with the internal struggle there.
King: Lunch with one historical figure. Who would it be?
Osbourne: Probably like Jefferson or something.
King: You know, when you think about it, if your side had won,
Jefferson would have been hunt.
Osbourne: Probably, yeah.
King: As a traitor. Washington, they were all traitors.
Osbourne: Yeah. A few of these signers of the Declaration of Independence did get incarcerated and hung.
King: Benedict Arnold would have been hailed.
Osbourne: Probably, yeah. He would have been, there would have been statues of him in Washington D.C.
King: Jack Osbourne in ten years?
Osbourne: Battling teenage daughters. And then I don't know. Hopefully still contributing to the, you know, the flow of life.
King: Are you always going to be looking at new ideas to produce?
Osbourne: Yeah. I would eventually like to, I say I'd like to do something else, and I've been working in TV for fifteen years now and I started a a diaper bag company, making diaper bags for dads. So it's just a small little internet business me and a friend started.
King: You mean for dads to wear?
Osbourne: Yeah, because I go to the park and you see a bunch of dads walking around with floral pink bags,chasing their kids and I'm like 'Where's the bags for dads?' So we make diaper bags so it's kind of just a little adventure I'm getting into and I don't know. I don't know if I will be in TV forever.
King: Does the family remain close?
Osbourne: Yes. Most weekends we are together with my kids and Kelly and we usually go get lunch or something.
King: And when they were separated, you still were close, right?
Osbourne: Yeah. Like I said, their business is their business. I can't put myself into their relationship. So whatever's going on, that's the most intimate levels.
King: But you're glad they're back.
Osbourne: I am, of course. Maybe selfishly.