Amazon Prime’s Take Us Home: Leeds United co-producer Stevie Rowe has recalled staging an interview with Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa for season 2 – telling The Boot Room that the Argentine spoke for an hour, despite being asked one question.
NEO Studios’ Head of Production Rowe worked tirelessly with his colleagues to organise a sit-down interview with Bielsa. It was the first interview Bielsa had agreed to in 24 years, other than press conferences.
Rowe and the rest of Take Us Home staff managed to get Bielsa to do an interview, but it was like no-other. Rowe recalled that Bielsa did not want a big crew, meaning the Director of Photography (DOP) became a reporter to ask questions.
Rowe also reminisced of how the DoP had a list of questions, as you would, but Bielsa only answered the first with an hour-long response. At the end of the hour, he stood up, removed his microphone and left – keeping in style with his press conference style.