Bette Midler on the downside of stardom

Title:
Bette Midler on the downside of stardom
NFSA ID:
554130
Year:
1980
Courtesy:
Mike Walsh AM, OBE Hayden Productions
Category:
Access fees

Singer, actress and comedian Bette Midler talks about the downsides of being famous, such as no longer being able to go to the supermarket. She says 'If I go in California, they follow me and look at what I've bought. They judge what I'm buying ... they're really pissed off if I'm buying Spam!'

Keep watching the clip until the end because there's a fantastic comedy moment where a woman has fallen asleep in the audience and Walsh notices. Midler's reaction is very funny. This is a great example of the things that can go wrong on live television and how skilled hosts and comedians can milk them.