Allyn Gibson wrote:
“Would I like to be involved? If I told you that, I’d have to shoot you”
Read that however you want.
The impression I had was that Eccleston was humoring the interviewer and telling him, without saying so directly, to move on to another subject. Which the interviewer, not picking up on the hint, didn't do.
Good journalists often have to "not pick up on the hint." You don't necessarily accept with what they give you.