ACA: Matthew Newton interview
In its 40th Anniversary week, A Current Affair has an exclusive interview with Matthew Newton.
Tomorrow night A Current Affair has an exclusive interview with Matthew Newton where he discusses his mental illness.
Tracy Grimshaw will interview him more than 12 months after she interviewed his showbiz parents, following his Apprehended Violence Orders and rehab.
She told News Limited, “It is one of the hardest interviews I’ve ever done, very challenging actually and it will be challenging to watch.
“Matthew is mentally ill and Matthew’s mental illness is like a third presence in the room, something I had to be very aware of the whole time I talked to him.”
“The main appeal of finally sitting down and talking is the notion that he can offer up an explanation and he may be forgiven and I think some people will and I think some people won’t.”
Tuesday marks the 40th Anniversary of A Current Affair, although the show was off air for six years from 78-84, and rebranded as Willesee from 84-88.
ACA is currently asking viewers to nominate highlight stories from across the decades, including under hosts Mike Willesee, Jana Wendt, Ray Martin, Mike Munro and Tracy Grimshaw.