Spotlight-hogging during interviews can convey the message that you’re self-centered and are not considerate of the interviewer and the other people who may be with you during the interview.
For celebrities, handling interviews and communicating well are key skills. Having interviewed celebrities and performers for over 10 years, I’ve observed that those who have excellent communication skills really have an edge.
Have you ever come across a celebrity you admire so much for the looks and talent, only to be disappointed after hearing a live interview on television? How about politicians and the way they answer questions thrown at them during ambush interviews? Does it not amaze you when high-profile executives answer queries about a crisis their company is going through yet they do it with so much class and ease?
Handling interviews is one of the skills a person can master, even if he/she is not a celebrity, a politician or an executive. Since we live in a democratic country, we are all entitled to share our opinions; we never know when our personal thoughts on a national issue might be needed, so it pays to know and be prepared.