Video Evidence: David Blaine, 2001
Word on the street is, David Blaine is quite the showman on stage, but those skills do not translate to interviews. Was his vacant Q&A on GMTV the result of narcotics or just a guy who doesn't like interviews?
Hardcore fans of Blaine went as far as to insist that the reason he came off as beyond deadpan was that he was trying to hypnotize host Eamonn Holmes. Whatever the reason, when he showed the audience an eye drawn on his hand that he described as "protection from death," any illusions the public held about Blaine having his shit together were shattered.