“She was the first person I ever interviewed for anything. It was for a magazine. She had just done a movie called Inside Daisy Clover and she had a big movie out at that point called The Great Race. They were high-profile movies.
“And she invited me to her house. Now, I was writing for a very inconsequential magazine, so I was very flattered that I could go to her house, and it was just Natalie and I, and she was a big big star.
“And I sat down…and I didn’t know where to start.
“I had questions, but they jumped all over the place…and I couldn’t find my notes and I didn’t know what I was doing.
“And she said, ‘Let me help you…’ and we sat down on the floor and she took my notes, and she said, ‘okay, you should really start with this one, and then go to this, and then maybe do this and this, and lead to this.’
“And she was so kind and courteous and everything like that. And I thought, “she should’ve thrown me out of the house saying, ‘you’re not competent to do this! I’m a busy person! You’re wasting my time!’ And she should have! But she was so kind and so encouraging, and was so sweet to me. And because Bob Wagner had been a friend of mine for a long time, so I kind of saw her several times after that, and she was always so sweet to me. And I thought she did me such a great favour by teaching me something and being kind to me.”
~ Robert Osborne on interviewing Natalie Wood