Tonight at 9 PM, Piers Morgan goes toe-to-toe with actor Robert Blake in a sizzling exclusive interview centered around his new memoir, “Tales of a Rascal: What I did for Love.” The former star of “Baretta” and “In Cold Blood” was famously arrested for the murder of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, and later acquitted.
When the host asked Blake what his relationship was like with his betrothed before her death, the actor gave a stoic response:
“My relationship with her was not bad. I felt sorry for her sometimes because God never gave her that little piece of sunshine that he gave me,” Blake explained. “All the times I could have been dead and should have been dead and would have been dead. But God always said, no, here's the sidewalk, little boy. Go out there and dance and they'll throw money.”
However, pity and love are not synonymous, Blake later revealed:
“I didn't know her well enough to know her. I love her - well, I love you as a human being. You're my brother in arms,” he told the host matter-of-factly. “We're all in this thing together. But we were not dramatically in love or things like that.”
Morgan then pushed Blake to talk about his wife’s background as a con artist, asking if she was duplicitous:
“I think she was a con artist, yes,” Blake mused. “I think she came to Hollywood to con her way into show business.”
Watch tonight to see more of this in-depth conversation, including a combative dialogue about the night of her murder.