Friday, November 20, 2009 at 09:58AM
Dodd Vickers

After a three year hiatus from phone interviews, David Copperfield recently spoke with the Las Vegas Review Journal's Mike Weatherford on a diverse group of topics.

Did he (and David Blaine) really steal a guy's "godly powers" in order to do their magic, as Minnesota plaintiff Christopher Roller alleged?

Everyone laughed, but "that lasted for years and years and cost me lots of money."

With the Masked Magician exposing the traditional illusions on TV, is magic going to have to find a new path?

"I always liken those exposure shows to a car accident on the highway. People are curious. ... You slow down and look and then go, 'Oh, I wish I didn't see that.' A peek behind the curtain is really a disappointing experience.

"Magic is the basis of it all, what they're coming to see. But when they go home, it's really (about) the feeling that I give them."

Read the complete interview here.


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