The author told the talk show host that wearing the large National Medal of Arts, given to him by the President on Thursday, made him feel like Flavor Flav. Colbert told King he could sharpen the edge of the medal to make “a nice murder weapon.” See, Colbert is just like us, telling the most successful horror writer of all-time how to do his job.
King did show off his dark side a little for his fans, pointing out that many of his early critics that “dissed him are dead.” When asked by Colbert how they died, King said, “Slowly. Very slowly.” Would anyone be surprised if King releases a book in three months where dead critics come back to haunt a successful writer?
The world famous writer also pointed out how weird it can be when fans tell him how much he scares “the hell out” of them, followed by them asking him for a hug. “I’ve become sorta America’s teddy bear with little daggers.” I smell a merchandising opportunity.
What would you ask Stephen King if you had the chance to sit down with him? If I said you had to have that conversation in abandoned mental hospital would you even take the opportunity? Share your answers in the comments section, but you have to actually type them out. None of us here have “the shining.”
HT: Entertainment Weekly