I don’t know if you’ve noticed this or not, but approximately 50 percent of celebrity interviews now take place while the interviewer is driving. There’s “Carpool Karaoke,” Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and myriad other automotive interviewers all over the internet. Conan O’Brien noticed it, and he attempted to capitalize on this trend with special guest Tom Cruise for a segment called “Conan Drives With Tom Cruise.”
“Conan Drives With Tom Cruise” is ostensibly supposed to promote the upcoming Cruise joint American Made, but in actuality it’s a study in how not to do a celebrity interview while driving. It gets pretty tense, to be honest with you – check it out below:
I haven’t seen Tom Cruise this tense during an interview since Matt Lauer asked him about psychiatry. For more fun stuff from where “Conan Drives With Tom Cruise” came from check out the Conan O’Brien TBS show’s official site right here.