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There's five people Louis Theroux wants to interview but he'll never get the chance

There's five people Louis Theroux wants to interview but he'll never get the chance

A scientologist, a comedian and a singer walk into a bar... and Louis Theroux wants to interview them

Louis Theroux is undeniably a household name.

Whether you’re into his weird weekends, his dive into scientology or just every viral clip that goes round, the bloke’s a living legend.

And like Christmas come early, the documentarian has got a new series coming soon.

On Tuesday 7 November we will see the arrival of Louis Theroux Interviews series 2.

You’ll probably remember the show from last year, when Louis spoke to the likes of Stormzy, Katherine Ryan and Dame Judi Dench.

This new series will feature Anthony Joshua, Raye, Ashley Walters, Dame Joan Collins, Pete Doherty and Chelsea Manning.

So we can look forward to Louis delving into worlds of boxing, music, whistleblowing and more.

But talking to LADbible and press ahead of the show’s release, the star revealed five people he still wants to interview – although he definitely won’t be able to speak to one of them.

Louis would love to chat to Tom Cruise.
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“The names on the list that we’ve approached but hasn’t quite happened yet,” Louis said. “Tom Cruise – the door’s always open.”

He also added ‘John Travolta’ and said: “If Lisa Marie Presley was still alive, she’d be ideal.”

You might see a clear similarity between these three dead-and-alive stars; they all have ties with the Church of Scientology.

While the daughter of Elvis left the group around 2014, Louis said he’d like to speak to any ‘current or former’ scientologists.

This probably won’t come as a surprise to many fans of the journalist, known for his 2015 documentary film My Scientology Movie, when he delved deep into the workings of the Church.

But he’s always wanted to interview Cruise, perhaps one of the most famous members, and he has never quite managed to secure it.

Louis has a new series on its way.
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The Mission Impossible star did feature in that film, but only via clips of old interviews he’d given, and the ‘Jiggle Jiggle’ star would love to speak scientology with him – and films, of course - I guess.

Louis also named other dream interviewees: “Dave Chapelle would be a big get, bit controversial.”

Yeah he’s not wrong there, Chapelle’s caused controversy over the years with his comedy, particularly following his 2021 Netflix special The Closer.

He was criticised for being transphobic as he ‘misgendered a trans comedian, once again makes explicit jokes about trans women’s bodies and defends TERFs’ writes CNN.

Louis’ final star on the list is Erykah Badu.

“She’s a big fan,” the documentarian said. “Not.”

Lisa Marie is the late daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley.
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The singer gave an interview to Vulture back in 2018 when she said: “I’m a humanist. I see good in everybody.

“I saw something good in Hitler…. Yeah, I did. Hitler was a wonderful painter.”

She later responded on backlash to say she didn’t ‘support the cruel actions of psychopathic Adolf Hitler’, but wanted to ‘exaggerate a show of compassion’.

Sounds like the perfect Louis interviewee to be honest.

And while we wait to see if he ever makes it through that dream hitlist of stars (one of them is obviously completely off the table), we can happily settle for his new series.

The first episode features Anthony Joshua as Louis follows him to his clash with Jermaine Franklin, meets his family, and hears about how the boxer used to ‘smoke six spliffs a day’.

Louis Theroux Interviews Series 2 is on BBC iPlayer and BBC Two from Tuesday 7 November at 9pm.

Featured Image Credit: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images/Mike Coppola/WireImage

Topics: Celebrity, Documentaries, Louis Theroux, TV and Film, BBC