Kenny Ortega on Channel 4 News.. now! (uk)

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Kenny Ortega on Channel 4 News.. now! (uk)

  • on: February 22, 2010, 02:49:04 PM
Everyone in the UK turn to Channel 4..  Kenny Ortega about to come on to give an interview.
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Re: Kenny Ortega on Channel 4 News.. now! (uk)

  • on: February 22, 2010, 02:51:45 PM
What did Kenny have to say during the interview?

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Everyone in the UK turn to Channel 4..  Kenny Ortega about to come on to give an interview.
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Re: Kenny Ortega on Channel 4 News.. now! (uk)

  • on: February 22, 2010, 02:54:57 PM
Not too much.

When the interviewer said "what would you say to the fans who want to know what happened to Michael Jackson at the end?"...

He didnt answer the question, he just said "thats a really difficult question to answer"

He spoke about the rehearsal and said MJ was fitter than he had known him to be for a number of years.. that he was fit and young enough to do it and that MJ was the driving force.

He said that MJ never spoke to him about money.
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Re: Kenny Ortega on Channel 4 News.. now! (uk)

  • on: February 22, 2010, 02:55:41 PM
Oh... and it was also mentioned that Kenny is in the UK now to promote the DVD.
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Re: Kenny Ortega on Channel 4 News.. now! (uk)

  • on: February 22, 2010, 03:55:42 PM
Article on the interview:  http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/a ... os/3556347

Ahead of the DVD release of This Is It, the late singer's choreographer Kenny Ortega tells Stephanie West that he wanted to make the film to show fans "what Michael was planning for them".

The choreographer was speaking ahead of the DVD release of the documentary film This is It, complied of rehearsal footage and interviews shot before Michael Jackson died in June last year.

Jackson was busy rehearing for a world tour, which included a number of performances at London's O2 arena, before his death.

The singer, dubbed the king of pop, died after reportedly taking a cocktail of drugs at his in Los Angles.

Kenny Ortega told Channel 4 News that he wanted to create the documentary so that Jackson's fans could see what the tour would have looked like.

"The goal here was the fans wanted to know what the show was going to be, what Michael planning for them. We discovered we had enough information that we could puzzle a story together to give a great sense of what his final creative process was all about.

"[Michael] called upon me to be at his side to develop something that was really important to him and that we all come together as a family and invested ourselves every day to make it real - and unfortunately it didn’t get to happen."

The Emmy award-winning choreographer said that he had developed a close relationship with Jackson after 20 years of working with him.

"I was invited into his home and when you're that creative with a person you come to know them on a personal level and you can answer each other's thoughts sometimes - we had so much in common we really liked each other, we had a lot in common with our appreciation for theatre and music and film and we could talk for hours."
 
Ortega said that making the documentary was daunting due to the importance of it to Jackson's fans.

Following the film's cinema release it went straight to the top of the UK and US box office chart making it one of the most watched documentaries of all time.

"This was really frightening, really scary, unbelievably. Suddenly you have these puzzle parts and you're not a puzzle maker.

"I'm not a documentary filmmaker, biographer…all I could do every day was pray that I was guided and considerate and just wanting to make sure that the information that Michael wanted to share with his fans was present and that the reaction we've had from family that have seen the film, from the fans that have sent he film and even critically has been…I'm really grateful for it, it's been very good."
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