Neither age nor the pandemic have put a dent in your plans.
I’m thrilled every morning. I look at life as a positive. I’m not waiting for things to clear up or go by. You’ve got to seize the moment.
You seem to be doing just that.
I’m going to bring out a product. It’s the Star Shooterz, an iPhone case with a selfie stick that lets you take the perfect selfie. I have “The Nikki Haskell Show” on Amazon, with episodes of my talk show that first ran in the 1980s. The show was almost like a melting pot. I became friends with most of the people I interviewed— Clive Davis, Neil Sedaka, Robert Wagner, Joan Collins.
Why would an audience tune in now?
We have lived in a year saturated with disastrous news. We’ve been at a standstill culturally. People think, is there anyone out there that is fun? We lived through the most fabulous time in the ’80s. The baby boomers were opulent. They wanted to have a good time, travel the world, wear beautiful clothes, not black tights and a black T-shirt with a sweater wrapped around the waist. If you ever found me in an outfit like that, you’d know I was kidnapped.
What are some of the show’s highlights?
We shot a lot at Studio 54. We talked to Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli Calvin Klein. I was the first person who interviewed Donald Trump in the Trump Tower, during the groundbreaking. Actually, Donald told me in those days that he wanted to be president.