Politics & Policy

We Two Kings

The Long View.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This piece appears in the July 4, 2005, issue of National Review.

Transcript:

Larry King Live

December 17, 2005

LARRY KING: “From Hilversum, Holland. Hello!”

CALLER: “Yes, is it me?”

LARRY KING: “Do you have a question for Michael Jackson, caller?”

CALLER: “Yes. Yes, I do. Hello, Michael.”

MICHAEL JACKSON: “Hello.”

CALLER: “I just want to say that I saw your show last month, during your European tour, and I thought it was fantastic. Just fantastic!”

MICHAEL JACKSON: “Thank you.”

CALLER: “So theatrical. Just wonderful. My wife and I thought it was great.”

MICHAEL JACKSON: “Thank you very much.”

CALLER: “Do you have any plans to get into acting?”

LARRY KING: “Good question. What kind of movie part would a Michael Jackson want to do? Or even, could a Michael Jackson do?”

MICHAEL JACKSON: “What does that mean, Larry?”

LARRY KING: “Well, I mean, you’ve got a . . . unique look.”

MICHAEL JACKSON: “And what does that mean?”

LARRY KING: “I’m just saying that they’re probably not going to put you in the next ‘Bourne Identity’ movie.”

MICHAEL JACKSON: “As a matter of fact, we’re talking to some people right now about doing some theater work. Performing in a play.”

LARRY KING: “Really? Wow.”

MICHAEL JACKSON: “The theater really is my first love, Larry.”

LARRY KING: “What’s the name of the play?”

MICHAEL JACKSON: “‘The Vagina Monologues.’ Have you heard of it?”

LARRY KING: “Umm . . .”

MICHAEL JACKSON: “Obviously we’re adapting it a bit for me.”

LARRY KING: “Well, right. I mean, of course.”

MICHAEL JACKSON: “You know, music. And dance.”

LARRY KING: “What drew you to this particular piece?”

MICHAEL JACKSON: “Are you kidding? Being in a play like that is a surefire way to score with the ladies.”

LARRY KING: “Um . . . okay.”

MICHAEL JACKSON: “And boy do I love the ladies.” . . .

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