Kevin Clash is one of the most talented puppeteers working today, and probably one of the busiest. As followers of this website know, there’s a swell new documentary about him called Being Elmo that’s making its way across the nation’s movie theaters, and he’s been even busier than usual, appearing on seemingly every talk show in the world. For the film’s opening weekend at the IFC Center in New York City, he showed up in person to answer audience questions, and brought Elmo along to pose for photos for delighted fans of all ages. Between screenings, we managed to take a few minutes of Mr. Clash’s time for a video interview, which we now proudly present here in two parts.
Part 1: Kevin discusses the documentary, dealing with talk show hosts, and his thoughts on Clifford.
And Part 2: We ask Kevin about Dog City, playing Splinter in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, and his response to the Elmo backlash.
Big thanks to Mr. Clash for taking the time to talk to us, and to the Being Elmo folks for making it happen!
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by Ryan Roe – Ryan@ToughPigs.com