Proved to be quite controversial because of his remarks about Spike Lee. Prompted a war of words between them. Consequently this piece was quoted around the world — Huffington Post, the works. My fifteen minutes.
I had originally conducted the interview for The Sunday Times Culture section but, unbeknown to them, the ST Magazine had already bought in a Clint piece from French Vogue or Paris Match or somewhere, so I was free to sell it on. Frankly, they made the wrong choice. The ST's evident cock-up got Media Monkey-ed.
The Guardian edited out some of the irreverence, making Clint sound far more fierce and reactionary than he actually is... or far more off-message, as you might put it. Very engaging, friendly chap. Bloody love Clint.