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: