TLC’s resident medium shows her spirit
Theresa Caputo has seen quite a change in the last two years. She had been working as a medium for several years when TLC put her show, Long Island Medium, on the air in 2011. Its success allowed Caputo to reach a huge audience, and this year she undertook a tour that wraps up at Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas on Nov. 10. Caputo spoke to Las Vegas Magazine’s Nina King about her show, tour and Christian Louboutin.
Q: How did you get involved in Long Island Medium?
A: My manager Courtney Mullin had approached me and asked me if I would be interested in doing a show. I thought I was just going to do a couple of shows and go on with my life and just sort of bring awareness to mediumship like that. And here we are. It’s turned into this amazing opportunity to help so many people that I never dreamed of.
Q: What challenges do you face with the show?
A: Really, none. The biggest challenge for me is not to be able to spend time with my family and friends, trying to still find balance in my life, still trying to read, to stay committed to my clients that I’ve already had booked for the next two years and film a great show for TLC. … Now, going out and having people approaching me and things like that has been like the biggest change in my life.
Q: Were there special moments?
A: I don’t mean to sound cliché, but every reading is so precious and so memorable. Is it the woman who lost her son in a car accident? The gentleman who had pancreatic cancer and was told about the people that would be waiting for him, but he was going to be in remission? The bottom line is it’s all about healing and comfort and peace. You can’t put a price or a value on the emotion of a reading like that.
Q: What can people expect in your Vegas show?
A: I like to refer to the shows as an experience. … The only thing that is planned is that I am going to show up with my hair, nails, great dress and a fabulous pair of shoes. And there’s going to be tons of healing messages. … The great thing about the shows is that no show is the same; spirit is different. Everybody does lose somebody … to cancer or a heart attack or a car accident, but the things that you will witness at the show are the details that spirit gives that are mind-blowing. It even still freaks me out after all these years.
Q: Speaking of shoes, who’s your favorite designer? Are (the shoes) comfortable?
A: That would be Christian Louboutin. I wear them for all my shows. Yes, if you take Advil first. I don’t think the shoes that I wear are made to be worn. I think they are just made to sit and look pretty. I’ve had several pairs shipped from Las Vegas because they have the best selection.