Film actors do prefer it if you’ve seen their movie, before you interview them about it. To be fair to film companies, they do try to ensure that’s possible, by offering private, embargoed screenings to film journalists. Of course, for non-specialist journalists, it might be harder to fit that into their schedules, particularly if they’re a local news reporter and they can’t get to the screening.
Here’s just one example of what happens when a celeb finds out they haven’t seen their movie – in this case, it’s Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader torturing Denver entertainment reporter Chris Parente. He should just be glad it wasn’t Harrison Ford.