Caroline Fontein of Vegas.com recently spoke with Penn Jillette about his role on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice. Along with discussing his experience on the show, he also explains why he thinks that he has been so successful as a magician in Vegas.
“I really believe that the reason is not having your goal be success. The people that I’ve seen with the worst shows are the people who most wanted to obtain a goal. All that self help jive, all that ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ jive that says, ‘We’re going to do it, we’re just going to get it done. I’m a perfectionist, I don’t take no for an answer, and when I get my eye on something I do it.’ It turns out s**t. It turns out empty, vapid, moral-less, groundless complete unwatchable s**t.”
“What you’ve got to do is love the actual work and love the actual show. The number of people that say I want to have a show in Vegas and never mention what they want that show to be, that is the definition of suck. I don’t give a f**k about being in Vegas. I don’t give a f**k about being on Broadway. I want to do the show we’re doing, and I want to do it with Teller.”
“The fact is that you just can’t f***ing lie to people. They know, they really do know whether you just want to get your f***ing fat ass on TV or if you really have something in your heart that you need to say.”