3 September 1980
Good Morning America ABC TV interview with Bowie
broadcast live at 7.30am, discussing the play and the new LP, Scary
Q. An awful lot of performers talk about how difficult
it is to deal with what the public sees them as, and do you think
you're alike, do you have a problem with that because you've
been so many different people?
DB: Not really because I don't circulate in
places where there's much public…
Q. You're a private person?
DB: It's not that as much as that I prefer travelling
than sticking in cities where you're sort of immersed in the
rock 'n' roll circus. So I end up in Africa or Germany
or Japan… Mombasa, Berlin and Kyoto are my main ports of call.
Q. Opening night, do you get jitters, I mean, I'm
wondering about the play, but even in your concerts, are you a little
nervous before you go on?
DB: Yes. I don't like riding in on a concert
in too relaxed a state.
Q. You like to have the adrenalin flowing then?
DB: Yes, very much so.
Q. How about Elephant Man, did you have many jitters
DB: Yes, I was petrified. I didn't know what
was going to happen, but once I got on stage, the supporting cast
were just truly wonderful.