By Jack Rico
Before his upcoming ABC special, “David Blaine: Real or Magic“, I had a chance to sit down with Blaine himself, seven years after our first interview, to understand the inspiration behind his new TV show, his future touring plans, the book that blew his mind, the Spanish magicians he reveres and the card trick that left me stunned!
Show synopsis: David Blaine returns to primetime television in a groundbreaking special, “David Blaine: Real or Magic,” TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013 (9:30-11:00p.m., ET) on the ABC Network. David Blaine’s signature brand of street magic mystifies the most recognizable celebrities in the world, including Jamie Foxx, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Ricky Gervais, Katy Perry, Woody Allen, and Robert DeNiro, to name a few. He goes into the homes of Kanye West and Harrison Ford, Will Smith and Olivia Wilde. He visits Stephen Hawking at his office in Cambridge University. Blaine also travels the world, astonishing people from all walks of life with never-before seen, inconceivable magic. With “Real or Magic,” Blaine redefines magic once again, eliciting reactions that both shock and defy all expectations.