Monday, February 9, 2009

Interesting Matt and Amy interview - Kids get weekly paycheck from the family corporation, rumors about Matt's health...

Matt and Amy did another interview, this one appeared to have a different tone to it. I thought the questions were on the hard-hitting side. I don't know if it was intended to be that way, but it made for an interesting, quick interview. Although the "rumors" that Matt had a heart attack seemed to come out of the blue.

To quickly summarize:

*Matt said the kids have thick skins and sometimes the critics are right. Sometimes they have to say 'yeah I do have to work on that'.

*Matt says sometimes it is a cat and mouse game with the cameras and the kids. Molly wanted to practice driving without the cameras.

*Amy was asked the same question Oprah asked them about ending the show if the kids said they hated doing the show. Amy answered "If they ever came to us and said, "Under no circumstances," then we would have to have a family discussion about what is best for everyone, and then it would be over."

*They were asked if what the viewers see are real. Amy said those moments don't represent the last or the next 20 years. That answered seemed a bit evasive to me. I think that's a tricky question for Matt and Amy. In the past, Matt and Amy, particularly Matt has suggested that what the viewers see is not accurate. However, if they're too forceful with that sentiment, will people want to watch if what they see isn't really what happens?

*Matt was asked if the show influenced his DUII trial.

*They were asked if it is so hard being in the spotlight, why do they continue to do it. Matt replied that they're committed to sharing their story as painful as it can be "like when the kids to stupid stuff or even my DUI. The funny part is that the very stuff you don't want to share is the stuff that makes the most compelling television."

*Matt and Amy Roloff were asked about Jon and Kate Gosselin receiving criticism regarding child labor laws. Matt answered: "We can't speak for the Gosselins, but our kids have gotten a lot of benefits from the show, including a weekly paycheck from the family corporation.

It is rare for Matt to volunteer that information, certainly about the Roloff kids getting paid for doing the show. They were always very quiet about discussing that subject.

*They were asked about the "hints" that Matt suffered a heart attack? Amy said Matt's health is just fine.

*They were asked to give advice for marriages. Amy said it's all about give and take.

Read the full interview here:

http://www.parentdish.com/2009/02/09/reality-tv-roloffs-share-the-good-bad-and-ugly/

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

are they going to do anymore seasons

Anonymous said...

A paycheck from the "family" corporation...isn't that ironic..considering that just like Jon & Kate their marriage is over too

Anonymous said...

money pours in and the love drains out. i remember watching these same things as a kid with my parents. the roloffs should end their tv contract and repair their relationship while retaining some of their integrity.

carolyne b said...

I agree Matt and Amy should end the show. Matt is becoming more like Jon Gosselin in that he can't spend the money fast enough and taking trips (holidays) without the family. Amy is holding the family together by a straw and Matt resents it.

Anonymous said...

I sawy last nights show it looks as though Matt is going his separate way and Amy is holding down the fort. Poor Amy in tears Matt wake up don't become a Gosselin...those 2 are a pair and I'm glad the show ended.

Anonymous said...

I think Amy is too lenient with her kids. Matt is right in that they do need to be disciplined and taught to respect their property or when they are adults they won't know right from wrong. They treat their newly renovated farm like a pig sty. I can't get over how messy the place is and that is Amy's fault. I think Matt is a little sweety and smart too and I don't think Amy should pick on him so much!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so sad to see Matt and Amy drifting apart. During the early shows they all seemed to be so happy. I love their family and hope they are able to salvage their marriage Who cares what the house looks like...I just hope they can come out of this intact!

BIBS said...

I THINK AMY IS A BAD MOM SHE SHOULD BE TEACHING THOSE LAZY KIDS TO KEEP THEIR ROOMS NEAT AND NOT THROW THEIR CLOTHES ALL OVER THE HOUSE IN PILES.ALSO THEY TAKE TO MANY TRIPS FOR GODS SAKE THEY REMIND ME OF THE OBAMAS SAVE SOME FOR GODS SAKE. IT WON'T BE ROLLING IN FOREVER.EVERYTIME THEY TAKE A TRIP AMY LOADS THEM ALL UP AND HEADS FOR THE STORES TO BUY NEW CLOTHES AND THEN THEY GO HOME AND THROW THE DIRTY ONES IN THE GARBAGE.THE DAUGHTER IS SO LAZY SHE SHOULD BE HELPING HER MOM CLEAN AND WASH CLOTHES AND COOK ALL I EVER SEE THE SMALL TWIN DO IS KICK A BALL AROUND OR DOING SOME OTHER USLESS THING .
I QUIT WATCHING I GET TO UPSET WITH THEIR WASTEFULLNESS.
I AM NOW WATCHING THE LITTLE COUPLE A NEWLY MARRIED COUPLE. SHE IS A DR AND HE A BUSINESS OWNER THEY ARE VERY NICE AND REALLY IN LOVE,THEY ARE BUILDING A HOME AND WANTING A BABY. I LOVE THEM THEY ARE CLEAN AND RESPECT EACH OTHER. HAVE A LITTLE DOG THAT THEY TAKE WITH THEM WHEN THEY CAN.
I AM GLAD THE ROLOFFS ARE GONE WONDER HOW LONG BEFORE THEY ARE BROKE THEY SPEND MONEY SO FAST.MATT IS REALLY THE ONLY ONE I REALLY LIKE AMY IS A BITCH

Anonymous said...

Amy R is the Kate G of little people. She was always running off doing this and that with the kids, it was obvious she favored Zach. She did things Matt did not want to and could not do. Now that the kids are grown, she has no life as she was always with the kids pretending to be one of them. Just another family who has been ruined by fame. Also, she never tok care of that big house, just kept adding to it. She seems to have a bit of a hoarding problem.

ms sandy said...

How many women out there would love to have a home as nice as Amy's and it is never clean. The kids lounge around with trash everywhere and it doesn't seem to bother them at all.Matt has provided the family with anything they could possibly want and it means nothing to them.

tsamchoe dolma said...

Hi Rollof family,
I am a big fan of your show.Nothing much to say but to wish you alll a very happy,successful and healthy years ahead.
dolma