“When Rai called me back because ‘Domenica in’ was shaky, five years ago, a few years ago they sent me away for saying that i was too old (…)”. Mara VenierThe protagonist of the last appointment of the cycle “Gli Incontri del Principe”, at the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte in Viareggio (Lucca), recalled – as in the past – his return to Sunday In has had the taste of revenge: “If they call you back after 4 years and say ‘You have to come back’ then I’ll go back because I’ve been humiliated and I want to make amends, if I can do it. And it did, and I just took the pebbles off my shoes because it did the salvation that does not affect the one who makes television, but all women, because so many women are humiliated. Because it’s not like you have to be kicked out at 60. The reason was that I was now part of an old TV and I wasn’t the first player either,” he explained.
The anecdotes also include meeting with Arnold Schwarzeneggerof which he said, as he also reports Today: “The only one that really pissed me off“. “I had to interview him. He arrives at the Grand Hotel in Rome, I had a translator, he had headphones and he was annoyed. And what really pissed me off is that he took off the earpiece and threw it on the floor and then a technician picked it up and gave it to him. He did it three times. I turned to the producer and said to him, “Next time I get up and leave, tell him to stop throwing the headphones on the floor.” He never did it again and the interview was over.” He even indirectly had some disagreements with Madonna: “In Rome we had to record an interview at two in the afternoon. At seven she was still nowhere to be seen, locked in her suite. I left. At nine o’clock in the evening, Madonna’s personal secretary called me, apologized and told me if the interview could be conducted at 11 o’clock in the evening. I said, “Look, I’m going to sleep, I’m sorry,” and I didn’t do the interview with Madonna.”