Breakfast TV can be pretty excruciating, but this morning the Sunrise crew really outdid themselves with American actress Kristin Davis.
Davis, 50, who’s best known for her role as Charlotte on Sex and the City (which ended 12 years ago), is visiting Sydney as a special guest of the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, to speak about her important work with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Of course, all Kochie and co wanted to talk about was Sex and the City, and peppered her with questions about the show, which Davis stoically answered.
Then Sam Armytage and Kochie threw to a clip of her in character as Charlotte York in a scene in which she suffered explosive diarrhea.
“No, no, no, no, no!” Davis protested.
Not only was it not funny, it was rude.
Is that any way of treating a guest? Davis actually had to ask them to stop playing the clip.
It got so much worse.
Watch the clip here… Post continues after video.
She was then led to another part of the studio where Sunrise hosts Natalie Barr, Edwina Bartholomew and Armytage were dressed in ridiculous wigs as the other Sex and the City characters.
Davis’s face, when they began reading through a scene from the show, was one of horror and bewilderment.
“I don’t know if this is a great idea, frankly,” she told them.
“No offence, but you know… you know… you’re very brave.”
Once they cut to a commercial and Davis was allowed to escape, she tweeted her extreme distaste for the entire circus in response to a tweet by Sunrise (which has now been deleted).
Viewers were also unimpressed.
Sunrise’s interview with Kristin Davis though, what an absolute mess
— Gabs ✨ (@Gxbriellemxry) February 10, 2016
— Beck/craftypjmum (@craftypjmum) February 10, 2016
We hope Kristin gets to talk about the very important topic she came here to discuss in her next interview.