TV makeup is like spackle so it wouldn't matter if you had two black eyes. No worries about that at all. EVERYTHING will be covered up.
A couple of general points (if you want them):
- If you have 3-5 key things you want to say, just say them whether you are asked the questions or not. No one notices. I usually say, "That's interesting, because at Remodelista, we always say.... " and then I go into the unrelated soundbite I wanted to get in (except that I don't say Remodelista).
- If it relaxes you to know this, it really doesn't matter what you say. People watch TV more than listen to it. It's all about screen-time and having the chyron say Remodelista. The rest is just filling dead air by moving your mouth and having something come out.
- When I co-hosted Martha Stewart Radio, I was so anti-Martha (and called myself that) and talked about blow jobs and the producer had to keep giving us the universal hand signal for "REIN IT IN." So you can't do worse than that.
If you want my advice on anything at all, write me at firstname.lastname@example.org and put Jane Help in the subject line. Or if you want a quick answer, tweet me at @janepratt. Be sure to watch Julie doing a fabulous job on Martha tomorrow April 17 10am EST.