During a convention last weekend in Atlanta, I spoke briefly with Lou Ferrigno, The Incredible Hulk. There was no green makeup – just the biggest guy I'd ever seen. And fortunately for me, he was really nice.
You don't just look up at Lou Ferrigno; you look side to side. He's about 6 feet 5 and HUGE. His shoulders have shoulders. His biceps are as big as my head.
So I wasn't quite as candid as I like to be. For example, when Mr. Ferrigno told me he was working on a new Hulk movie with Edward Norton, I should've asked, "So who's going to be The Hulk?" I think that would've been pretty funny.
When he said he wasn't intimidated by anyone around, I should've asked, "Not even me?" (I'm 6 feet 2, but he bench presses a little more than I do – about 300 pounds.) I could've asked him if he's ever cleaned out a buffet or accidentally squashed someone or if he could take Chuck Norris.
That would've made for a punchier interview on my part. On the other hand, maybe I did all right by sticking to the basics. I didn't want to make The Hulk angry.
What would you have asked him?