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Enrique Iglesias chats to Graham Norton


Heart-throb singer Enrique Iglesias and Legally Blonde star Jennifer Coolidge join Graham Norton for this week's edition of The Graham Norton Show on BBC Two.

 

Enrique puts paid to the rumours about his past differences with his father, Julio: "It's always been good, I never was competitive towards my dad. I was always very independent, if it went bad I didn't want to blame anybody."

 

And he explains the title of his new album, Insomniac: "I don't sleep well at all. In school I was hyperactive but it got really bad when I was about 18, I used to worry a lot.

 

"I've been to three doctors, they gave me stronger medicine, hypnosis, but it didn't work. I want to start yoga, I'll try anything. At night is when I write most of my songs, so Insomniac is the perfect title for the album."

 

He also says how much he enjoys performing in the UK (most recently a gig at G-A-Y): "I liked all those guys touching me ... I do stage-diving once in a while, it's cool, the crowd always catches you, they've never hurt me ... [G-A-Y] was one of the best crowds I've ever played for."

 

Jennifer reveals that since her starring role in American Pie she's always attracted a certain kind of male fan: "My fan base is young guys, most people think you are who you play in the movie ... they think I'm really horny, so it kind of goes [with the territory] ... sometimes I'm tempted, you know ... it's nice.

 

"Here in London someone asked me out on the street but he was my own age. I said 'I'm here with my father' and he said 'I'll take you both out', then I thought it would hurt the feelings of all the other guys I'm dating!"

 

She also says she prefers acting without a script, sometimes with unfortunate consequences: "I prefer improvisation because you don't have to learn any lines. On Zoolander I thought I'd be improvising but Ben Stiller said no, you have to stick to the script. So I had to glue the words to the arm of the guy next to me."

 

And there's music from Enrique performing his new single Do You Know (Ping Pong Song) live in the studio.

 

The Graham Norton Show is a So Television production for BBC Two.

 

The Graham Norton Show, Thursday 7 June 2007, 10pm, BBC Two (repeated Sunday)

 

JP

 

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Category: TV Entertainment; BBC Two
Date: 06.06.2007
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