The 12 Most-Read Interview Stories of 2022
After 12 exhausting months, 2022 is finally coming to an end. As bleak as the year often felt, from geopolitical crises to the rollback of reproductive rights here in the States, it wasn’t all doom and gloom. There were butts, too, namely Kim Kardashian’s, as seen in a jockstrap on our September 2022 cover. So, before ringing in the new year, we wanted to take a look back at our most popular stories of the year, as determined by Interview readers.
OTTENBERG: Okay Kim, I’m curious. You were always like, “For a girl with no talent, I’ve come really far.” Let’s get it on the record. What is your talent?
KARDASHIAN: Yeah, people used to say that and I’m like, “Do I need to be a fucking circus animal?”
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“I met Ye in Miami on New Year’s Eve and it was an instant connection,” wrote Julia Fox in a dispatch from her short-lived romance with Kanye West, who was touting antisemitic conspiracies just a few months later.
“I guess I don’t love interviews and I asked myself, “Why don’t you like interviews?” And I think part of it is that the questions are usually the same. This way I can get questions I usually don’t get asked.”
“Well, I would just like to say, and this could be on or off the record—I would prefer it to be on the record—that dreams come true. I told you when I was in high school, all my friends stopped in the middle of the street and laughed at me for saying that I was going to give your husband my number for you to call me, and I said I know if Jada saw me, she was going to put me in one of her movies. [Laughs]”
INTERVIEW: Have you seen the videos on TikTok of people trying to make their lips look like yours?
CHERRY: I have. I think it’s funny.
SUI WONDERS: Have you ever skated at Tompkins [Square Park] in New York?
CLOUD: Yeah, a couple times.
“I love the fact that, depending on who you cast, it’s a completely different movie. It’s like, I know what the movie is, but until the actors start acting, I don’t really know what it is because their part in it is going to completely shift the energy, and the chemistry between them will change everything.”
INTERVIEW: What’s your dream job?
KNOXVILLE: Right. So, what did your parents think about you being in Jackass?
WOLFSON: Initially, they were very concerned. I mean, their view of Jackass is you know, you guys hurting yourselves and sticking stuff up your butt.
MICHAEL KORS: Which outfit that you wore in The Devil Wears Prada was more Anne than Andy?
HATHAWAY: Michael Kors and I used to live in the same building. We had the most fun lobby in New York at the time. But it’s a chicken-and-egg question, because what I think of as my style is so influenced by getting to work with Patricia Field and having conversations with her about how to put outfits together. But I love what I wore to the James Hoult party, that velvet Chanel coat that went to the knees, and then the miniskirt and the stockings and the slouched boots. I think it was a sample because I kept finding straight pins in it.
FRASER: Is it because we want to disappear, Freddie?
PRINZE: That’s what a psychiatrist told me. [Laughs]
“My grandma was like that, my favorite human being. She didn’t give a fuck about what people thought about her. She would say anything. Until her dying day, she had this incredible curiosity. She wanted to learn, try new things, meet new people, and not just wither away.”