Amelia Dimoldenberg has carved a unique niche for herself through her awkward first date style interviews at a fried chicken shop in London, U.K. Meanwhile, across the pond, Sean Evans hosts “Hot Ones”, in which interviewees are challenged with eating wings dipped into increasingly hotter sauces. Both hosts frequently interview a vast array of celebrities, from Matty Healy to Pedro Pascal, Jennifer Lawrence, Doja Cat, and more.
The biggest crossover in the history of chicken-based interview shows. This week 🔥🍗 pic.twitter.com/Ux90qaPBHx
— Amelia Dimoldenberg (@ameliadimz) October 31, 2023
The teaser for an upcoming episode of Dimoldenberg on “Hot Ones” was released to mass excitement from fans of both shows.
The chickenverse of madness everybody get up!! pic.twitter.com/GpCdL9iQrP
— ♪ c (@pIanetlalisa) October 31, 2023
Some even joked that the episode would become “their Roman Empire.” This phrase references a recent impromptu social experiment on TikTok that unwittingly discovered that many men constantly think of the Roman Empire.
This is our Roman Empire
— Currys (@currys) October 31, 2023
this is something so serious to me
— nam 🦭 (@spidernams) October 31, 2023
Dimoldenberg, Evans, And Celeb Interview Culture
Dimoldenberg and Evans have been praised for their unique yet poignant interview styles. While Dimoldenberg frames her interviews as humorously awkward first dates on “Chicken Shop Date,” the host clearly researches her guests and tailors her humor to their personal and professional background.
Evans is known for bringing heart to his “Hot Ones” interviews in between the spice. Both hosts were praised recently after another internet personality turned host, Bobbi Althoff, was criticized for her behavior in an interview with rapper Offset.
The debate was first sparked when Offset appeared to roast Althoff after she stoically revealed that she did not research him prior to the interview. The rapper stated that he “couldn’t even Google” her and had to search for her on TikTok.
Offset turned the tables on Bobbi Althoff. pic.twitter.com/J7J1HPg5cs
— Complex (@Complex) September 26, 2023
Many felt that Dimoldenberg’s offbeat interviews had more heart and charm than Althoff’s after the viral Offset clip. Specifically, Dimoldenberg has produced a number of viral celebrity interview moments, including a red carpet run in with Andrew Garfield, and the “jiggle jiggle” rap with Louis Theroux.
people trying to say that amelia and bobbi althoff have the same vibe… delusional. Amelia has charm https://t.co/ZPtXC3vzat
— go vegan. hate cops. (3am edition) (@ohalexismarie) September 29, 2023
Meanwhile, Evans was widely praised for his interview with actor Pedro Pascal earlier this year. Pascal has recently garnered a new fanbase and acclaim for playing two surrogate father roles on “The Mandalorian” and “The Last Of Us”, with many interviews leaning into his “daddy of the internet” status. Fans felt that the title had become overplayed, and that the sexualization of Pascal and his characters’ took away from his emotionally moving performances. Evans was one of few interviewers to focus more on Pascal’s professional journey at the time.
thank you sean evans for not bringing up anything to do with the word 'daddy' to pedro pascal i truly love you
— selena (@sangresantos) March 9, 2023
Dimoldenberg and Evans’ interview on “Hot Ones” airs this week on YouTube.