Ozzy Osbourne and his daughter Kelly were interviewed by SuicideGirls.com about their family's return to television with the premiere today (Tuesday, March 31) on Fox of "Osbournes: Reloaded". A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
SuicideGirls.com: When you thought about doing a second show, did you feel like, "What more could we do on television?"
Ozzy Osbourne: To be honest with you, I never thought about it. Sharon was the driving force behind it. When they first came to me, I said, "I think it's not what we're about." Then Sharon wanted to do it and the kids wanted to do it so I thought, "You know, I'll have a go."
Kelly Osbourne: It's something that we thought, like, "What else could we do?" We started something, a whole generation of TV programming. We don't want to do something unless it's equally as great. So we spent a lot of time and said no to a lot of projects — until we finally said yes.
Ozzy Osbourne: What I've sort of learned from it is when you watch a TV show, it didn't take just a half an hour to make. It took weeks, the work that goes into it. The variety show is truly a variety show in the respect that we're trying a lot of different things: some of what you're familiar with, some that you're not familiar with. Yesterday I was doing green screen work and I was there for 10 hours straight, different costumes, different mics. You know, like "Forrest Gump" when they put somebody [in the scene], it's that kind of thing.
SuicideGirls.com: How many different things do you do on the show?
Kelly Osbourne: We all do different things. Me and my father do hidden camera stuff where we took over a yoga class. We also took over a drive-through. It's really funny. Jack and I do a challenge. I challenge Jack in every episode. We have one thing where we go around meeting other Osbourne families. What I love the most is the audience participation and the reaction that we get from just filming in studio.
SuicideGirls.com: How did you find the fast food work?
Ozzy Osbourne: Not to my liking, to be honest with you. I didn't get involved in the entertainment business to do fast food restaurants. These people really work. One thing I've learned, I try not to complain too much about people who have to do manual jobs that you would never want to do. Who cleans up? Who does dishes? Somebody does that job. I come from a working class background. I've never forgotten that. I've done my share of destroying hotel rooms and all of that stuff. It makes me realize they're still out there and they're still doing them jobs.
SuicideGirls.com: What can you tell us about the other Osbourne families?
Kelly Osbourne: People are people, no matter what your last name is, they've all been just lovely people. They live very different lives from us. One of them is a cowboy, one of them is a UFO hunter and one of them is a farmer.
Ozzy Osbourne: Well, the first one we went to was in Dakota somewhere. I think it's quite alarming because I often wondered, when I'm on the road and I'm going around Washington, I go to the military hospital and see the guys who got wounded out there in Iraq and Afghanistan. I often thought, "Where do they get all the soldiers from?" People come from England, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, a lot of big cities, but there's thousands and thousands from smaller towns in this country. You don't think that they exist but they do. When I went to this one in Dakota, I said to the parents, "How many children you got?" They said, "Three. I mean, we've got two and one's in the military." I asked if he's been to Iraq or Afghanistan and she said, "Yeah. Two tour of duties." Don't you ever worry about him getting killed? She went, "Oh no, not for his country." I went whoa. Then she goes, "My kids here got as much chance of getting killed as there." I go, what do you mean? She said, "Well, my daughter the other day had a car crash and she could've got killed." I thought what a weird thing to say. If my kid ever come to me and says, "Dad, I want to go in the army" I wouldn't [let him]. I'd just think he must be mad.
Read the entire interview from SuicideGirls.com.