tv Late Night With Seth Meyers NBC July 20, 2016 12:37am-1:37am EDT
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- michael strahan, star of "mr. robot", actor rami malek, music from alessia cara, featuring the 8g band with atom willard. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] yeah. that's good to hear. in that case, let's get to the news. melania trump is being accused of plagiarism because paragraphs of her speech last night closely mirror michelle obama's speech at the 2008 democratic convention. said melania, "that'
i worked on that speech for four score and seven years." [ laughter ] donald trump's former campaign manager, corey lewandowski, said today that whoever wrote malania trump's speech should be fired. "fine, i'll pack up my desk," said michelle. [ laughter ] each day the republican convention will center on a different theme with today's being "make america work again", as opposed to monday's theme, "make scott baio work again." [ laughter ] welcome back. analysts have found that 80% of the speakers set to take the stage throughout this week's republican convention are white. the other 20% are various shades of arizona sun set. [ laughter ] fox news has reportedly fired its ceo roger ailes amidst allegations that he sexually
harassed numerous female reporters and anchors. and this is incredible rare, but we actually have footage of ailes being fired. [ snarling ] [ laughter and applause ] after the bush family announced that they will not attend this week's republican national convention, newt gingrich this morning told interviewers that he believes the bushes are behaving childishly. when reached for comment, jeb hid behind his mom's leg. [ laughter ] last night, donald trump told reporters that he is probably the least racist person there is before adding, "definitely less racist than those mexicans." [ laughter ] the review app yelp has added a new poke-stop near-by filter to help people choose restaurants where they can expect to find pokemon.
said fans of the new feature, "table for one please." [ laughter ] today is national daiquiri day. because you can tell because -- [ blender whirring ] and can you tell because -- [ blender whirring ] never mind. [ light laughter ] it's being reported that bill cosby is now completely blind. so now neither of you will see what he puts in your drink. [ laughter ] [ cosby voice ] "just need to figure out what's -- who's it's -- don't switch 'em up because of the" -- new york's mta has unveiled new designs for a massive upgrade to the city's subway system,
including redesigned trains that house all passengers in one long car. said flashers, "you hear that, buddy? the big show." [ light laughter ] and finally, a new poll has hillary clinton and donald trump virtually tied, with clinton leading trump 46% to 45%. it's the closest trump has ever gotten to a woman his own age. [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen -- [ cheers and applause ] we have a great show for you tonight. he is the voice of teddy the rabbit in "ice age: collision course", and also hosts abc's "the $100,000 pyramid." michael strahan is back on the show tonight. [ cheers and applause ] he is the star of a fantastic show on usa, "mr. robot." rami malek joins us tonight. [ cheers and applause ] and we will have music from a canadian singer-songwriter, she's fantastic. alessia cara is back us with tonight. [ cheers and applause ] so happy she's back. very exc,
thursday, we'll be doing our first live "late night" show. we will be waiting until after donald trump's speech at the convention and then we'll be doing our show in its normal time-slot, but live. and, very excited, leslie jones from "snl" will be here. so, obviously, she's no stranger to live. so please check that out. we're really looking forward to it. [ cheers and applause ] and then we'll be doing it the following week after hillary clinton's speech, the next thursday. so back-to-back thursday live shows. but, again, as we mentioned, republican convention began yesterday. and it hasn't exactly gone smoothly with everything from a delegate revolt to plagiarism accusations to overt racism. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." ♪ [ applause ] >> seth: trump failed to attract the kind of big name celebrities he promised to showcase at the convention. so if you watched last night, you might have noticed the convention lacked trump's typical flair. the biggest names were b-list celebrities, like "duck dynasty" star willie robertson, and
poor man's ralph macchio, scott baio. [ light laughter ] scott baio was a surprising choice to speak, especially if you're old enough to remember they barely let him talk on "happy days." [ laughter ] but before the speakers even took the stage, there was some political chess being played, as a number of "stop trump" delegates made a last-ditch effort to force a floor vote to topple trump. and it quickly turned to chaos on the floor. >> there are some of those the never trump forces. and they're attempting right now to force some kind of full floor vote on the rules governing this convention. and if they succeed in doing that, there are some in that movement who hope that this could somehow deny donald trump the nomination. >> what's happening? >> we have a protest on the floor. [ chanting ] they have seemed to adopt the rules on a voice vote there and the chairman said the ayes have it. trying to say the rules are adopted. you have some delegates on the floor saying not so fast. >> the whip operation of the republican party and the donald trump campaign, according to the "free the delegates" st
trump movement are trying to stall as long as they can to get people to take their name off -- >> you're blocking the aisle! get out of the way! [ laughter ] >> seth: "you're blocking the aisle!" you may know that man from the other hits, "get off my lawn!" and "turn down that blasted music!" eventually convention leaders managed to quash the revolt which was actually a very symbolic event. it was the moment in which the last dissenting voices were quieted and the republican party officially embraced the politics of trumpism. and almost immediately republicans made clear what the party of trump represents when iowa congressman steve king made some incredibly incendiary comments in which he claimed that no other, quote, "subgroup of people" had contributed more to civilization than white people. and the msnbc panel appropriately exploded. >> i'd ask you go back through history and figure out where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you're talking about? where did any other subgrof
people contribute more to civilization? >> then white people? >> then western civilization itself. it's rooted in western europe, eastern europe and united states of america and every place where the footprint of christianity settles the world. >> what about africa? what about asia? >> that' all of western civilization. [ talking over each other ] >> we're not going to argue. we're not going to argue the history of western civilization! >> seth: did you see her face? [ laughter ] you can look for that face in the upcoming meme "when you hear something mad racist." [ laughter ] so that was all the backdrop for last night's prime time speeches. first, by donald trump, who beamed down from his space ship to greet the people of earth. [ cheers ] ♪ we are the champions >> seth: it should be noted, trump entering the republican convention to a song by queen is like starting a kkk rally with "straight out of compton." [ laughter and applause ]
now, last night was supposed to belong to melania trump, who sought to humanize her husband and show some authenticity. by all accounts she did a wonderful job until, of course, the trump campaign found a way to screw it up. >> controversy over what was supposed to be the night's shining star. stealing headline's this morning: did melania trump plagiarize her speech? >> several passages directly lifted from michelle obama's democratic convention speech in 2008. >> because we want our children -- >> because we want our children -- >> and all children in this nation -- >> in this nation -- >> to know that only limits of the height of your achievements -- >> to know that only limit to your achievements -- >> is the reach of your dreams -- >> is the strength of your dreams -- >> and your willingness to work hard for them. >> and your willingness to work for them. [ laughter ] >> seth: melania did it. she found something less original than being a model
married to an old billionaire. [ laughter and applause ] even worse -- even worse, melania went on to describe her husband as a loving father to our two girls sasha and malia. [ laughter ] now to be totally fair to malania, everyone knows these speeches are written by speechwriters. even barack obama has speechwriters. and it's not like she ever claimed she wrote it herself, right? >> has she gone over the speech with you? did you practice it on the plane? >> i read once over it and that's all. because i wrote it and with as little help as possible. >> seth: now to be fair, it was silly even she said it to believe that was the truth. [ light laughter ] you don't really picture melania hunched over a laptop and pounding coffee. "come to bed melania." "donald, my speech, it's not finished!" "ugh." [ laughter ] so this does look b
it's not like trump himself has ever criticized another public figure who's been accused of plagiarism. like, say, joe biden who admitted plagiarizing a speech when he first ran for president in 1988. >> if it's joe biden, how do you match up against joe biden? >> i think i'd match up great. i'm a job producer. i've had a great record. i haven't been involved in plagiarism. >> seth: "i haven't been involved in plagiarism, but just give me a few months, i'll be great at it." [ laughter ] "i'll be best at plagiarism." now there are far uglier aspects of the first day of the gop convention, fear mongering, the overt racism. but this is a truly astonishing display of incompetence. i mean, they ripped off a passage about the value of hard work. and yet, when tuesday morning came, trump supporters were already trotting out their flimsiest excuses for the mistake, rather than just owning up to it. like brain surgeon and brain donor, ben carson -- [ laughter ] who actually made the case that the plagiarism was a good thing. carson said, quote, "if
melania's speech is similar to michelle obama's speech, that should make us all very happy. because we should be saying weather we're democrats or republicans we share the same values. that's what we should be talking about, not trying to make it into a controversy." man, nobody looks on the bright side like ben carson. [ light laughter ] i can only imagine what his conversations with patients were like. "if i did leave a sponge in your brain, it's a good thing because now your brain will stay nice and clean." [ laughter ] and then there was the rnc's chief strategist, sean spicer, who chose a novel tactic for dismissing the plagiarism accusations. >> this idea of plagiarism, if you want to talk about it, let's talk to it. melania trump said, "you work hard for what you get in life." john legend said, "work hard to be anything you want in life." kid rock said, "work hard to be anything you want in life." melania trump said, "the strength of your dreams and willingness to work for them." twilight sparkle from "my little pony" said, "this is your dream. anything can you do in your dreams can you do now." >> the similarities were pretty stark. >> but you just heard. look, i just quoted twilight
she said something similar, too. so did mrs. obama plagiarize her? >> seth: you know, i'm willing to bet even twilight sparkle would say that explanation is a steaming pile of my little pony crap. [ laughter ] look, the plagiarism itself isn't the biggest issue. the real issue here is that trump claims he'd be a great president because he's a great manager, because he hires the best people. a dumb mistake like a plagiarized speech at a convention undercuts that. i mean, after all, trump has assured us -- >> i know words. i have the best words. >> seth: it's true. [ light laughter ] he has the best words and now we know where he gets them from. [ laughter ] this has been "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] we'll be right back with michael strahan, everybody. cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: hi, everybody. i'm doing a live ad for our great new sponsor, redd's apple ale. you might know there from their commercials where people get hit in the head with apples. well, don't worry, that's not going to happen hereig
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night," everybody. please, give it up for the 8g band right over there. [ cheers and applause ] also, sitting in on the drums tonight, he is a drummer who started career with punk icon, rocket from the crypt, and now plays for an excellent band, against me! atom willard, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] and be sure to check out the upcoming new album from against me! "shape shift with me," releasing on september 16th. such a pleasure to have you here, atom. thank you so much for being us. >> thank you. thanks for having me. >> seth: our first guest tonight is super bowl champion and nfl hall of famer and emmy award-winning talk show host. you can see him sunday nights as host of "the $100,000 pyramid" on abc. he also lends his voice to the new animated film, "ice age: collision course," which opens in theaters july 22nd. let's take a look. >> granny?
>> granny? >> granny! >> granny! ♪ ♪ [ grunting ] >> huh? >> is she okay? >> uh, i'm not sure. >> unhand my granny! >> you do and you don't get a tip. >> making this beautiful sloth happy is all the payment i need. >> you see? hunky bunny gets it. >> seth: please welcome back to the show, michael strahan, everybody! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: this is the culmination, i feel, of your career to be an animated bunny.
>> yes. >> seth: that was the bucket list thing. >> i looked at the list who have they could get to do this voice, and said, "who has the teeth of a buddy?" [ laughter ] >> seth: that's true. i didn't realize they left the teeth in form. >> exactly, exaxtly. >> seth: you never got burned with bunny slams as a kid, did you? >> no, no. i got burned with everything else though. >> okay. >> i made great jokes. i told this before, but, like, the best one ever -- >> seth: okay. >> like, people always on twitter trying to get at me. i'm like, "dude, i was in a locker room for, like, 20 years of my life." >> seth: yeah. >> not very funny. you have to got more creative. one guy in the locker room said, "there is a sign on the left tooth with an arrow that points to your right sign that says, 'next tooth one mile.'" [ laughter ] >> seth: that's pretty good. >> now that was funny. now that's funny. >> seth: that's pretty good. so you have -- your daughter -- you said you have a 11-year-olds? >> yeah. i have twin 11-year-old girls we've have been hanging out with them all summer. >> seth: and now, do they get excited when you're in an animated film? >> yeah, yeah. i took them to see -- we had a screening. >> seth: okay. >> so, i took them to the screening. they loved it. they're excited about it. they didn't, like, joke with me abou.
and, you know, it's one of the things, one things i do and the kids can actually watch, which is fun, which is great, something that we can share. >> seth: that's nice. that's nice that they're supportive because i know some people that do voices, and their children are just thrown by it. >> oh, really? >> seth: they don't like hearing their dad's voice in a thing. because they're trying to escape their lives when they go to movies, and they don't want to hear, "oh, my dad's the bunny. that really took me out of it." [ laughter ] >> my kids are good. i'm pretty sure my girls -- like, you know, "listen up, that's my daddy coming." >> seth: oh, good. okay, they're proud of you. that's great. >> yeah, it makes me proud. >> seth: and you're spending time with them. is this your first summer where you have any free time in 20 years? >> yeah, in over like 23. >> seth: wow. >> i came here in 1993. >> seth: wow. >> so the first summer i've had where i haven't had to worry about training camp or working out or doing anything, and even though i still work out -- >> seth: sure. >> but because i want to. but i can just enjoy my family. so, i've taken the kids to london. we've been to the bahamas. we've been everywhere. >> seth: did the girls like london? >> girls loved london. >> seth: okay, good. >> yeah, they loved london. we went to see "charlie and the chocolate factory," the crown jewels. they love to go to the
>> and they loved the toy store. >> seth: okay, well, there you go. >> yeah. >> seth: now, your children in some degree follow in your footsteps because they very done some interviewing as well. >> yes, they have. >> seth: because you obviously have worked in the talk show field. you've done interviews. and they -- was this the first interview? >> you know, yeah. they're good. >> seth: here they are. first of all, there they are. they did the first interview at the white house. >> yes. >> seth: and they interviewed michelle obama. >> the first lady. >> seth: that's incredible. >> whether i interviewed the first lady, i was nervous. >> seth: yes, there is only one of you. they travel in a pack. [ laughter ] >> they travel in a pack, yes. they have their confidant with them. you know, they have a backup plan. but, i wanted to practice. so i'm in my office, and i had them sitting in the seats in front of me, and i said, "let's practice a little bit. so, you ask me questions like i'm mrs. obama." and they basically dissed me, like, "we don't need your help." [ laughter ] "you're barely holding on to your job, so leave us alone." [ laughter ] and they crushed it. they crushed it. >> seth: now, were you in the roomn
they wouldn't let the parents in, so it was just them, the girls. >> seth: wow. >> they would not let me in. and i remember at the end of the interview, the big thing that they wanted me to see is that they convinced mrs. obama to ask me for a dog for them. >> seth: oh, wow. [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> seth: so that became a federal request? >> yes. >> seth: yeah. >> and now it's like, you get your kids a dog. if you don't, the first lady says, 'you're a bad person.'" [ laughter ] so now we're getting a dog. >> seth: all right, well, there you go. [ laughter ] so, it worked. it worked. >> it worked. >> seth: now, what was your first interview? was it during your playing days? >> my first interview was actually, when i was a player, i was a young player, and i got invited to the "sports illustrated" swimsuit model party. >> seth: a nice place to be invited. >> and i thought -- [ laughter ] no, that's what i thought. >> seth: yes. i thought i'm going to look at some good-looking women. >> seth: yes. >> and i get there, and they hand me a microphone and go, "no, no. you have to interview these women." and i was shy and scared, and i was horrible. it was devastating. >> seth: you have ever gone back and watched tape? >> no.
hopefully there is no tape. >> seth: that's good. >> because it was so bad that vendela took the microphone an interviewed me. >> seth: oh, no. >> because i was just a stuttering fool. >> seth: yeah. >> and i got turned down for a few interviews. i'm surprised i'm doing what i'm doing now because it was tough, man. >> seth: yeah. >> a hard room to get turned down in. >> seth: well, you've obviously matured because now you do all the jobs. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> seth: you had every one of the jobs, and now you added game show host. you're doing "$100,000 pyramid." has that been a fun thing to do? >> phenomenal. >> seth: that's great. >> phenomenal. you know, it's fun because i don't know words either. i know the categories like everybody at home. i don't note words, so i'm playing along. and the way some people think -- >> seth: yeah. >> is like -- like, we have snoop dog on and -- [ laughter ] >> seth: people are thinking, "i would have thought snoop dogg thought exactly like me!" >> but snoop is actually really good. >> seth: i imagine. >> he had shades on. you couldn't tell what he was looking at. i think he was hiding something. i don't know. [ laughter ]
clue. if i go "chicken" -- >> seth: uh-huh. >> "what is that? chicken?" >> seth: yeah, that's good chicken. >> "no, what is that?" >> seth: no, a chicken wing. >> "wing!" >> seth: yeah. >> he's doing that, that and the guy is going, "gumbo?" [ laughter ] it's like, "dude, a chicken wing!" and then he had -- he played against martha stewart by the way. >> seth: well, that's a fun matchup. >> yeah. [ laughter ] and it is to me, i love of game because it's something you can play at home with your kids, your family. >> seth: yeah. >> you can argue a little bit. and the way that mind thinks to come up with one word that seems so simple, you completely think of something different to make me think of it. >> seth: yeah. >> i mean, it's amazing. >> seth: that's great. and then again, because you won't stop just as a game show host, you also have your own men's clothing line. now, is this something -- isn't this something you came up with because in your life you mentioned locker rooms, that you saw people who needed some help with their fashion? >> you ever been in an nfl locker room? >> seth: i have not. >> okay, most interesting thing. it looks like a bag of skittles broke open. >> seth: okay, certain colors. >> you had like yellow suits,
you had it all, man. >> seth: yeah. it was quite -- i'm like, "where do they sell this fabric?" >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> it was kind of -- it was unbelievable. so you have to be fashion forward. you have to keep up with all this stuff, because if not, they talk bad about you. >> seth: yeah. >> so i've always been into it. and now, i mean, my job is to wear suits most of the time, and when i'm not wearing suits, then i'm wearing stuff like this. i'm on the leasure side, so it's all incorporate what is true and real in my life. >> seth: i feel fashion has been better since you left the league. like, you were there at a rough time. >> what are you trying to say? >> seth: i'm not blaming you personally. i'm not blaming you personally. [ laughter ] but i feel like there was a different era where on draft days and certain sports -- >> oh, no. you see some of the draft days now? still, they guy's dressed bad. >> seth: still bad? >> yeah, still bad. you see my man with the half shirt? >> seth: oh yeah, that's true. >> he took a dress shirt and made a belly shirt like he had on a college jersey. i'm going, "come on. ezekiel elliott, come on, man. you know better than that." [ laughter ] >> seth: that's good, they
chance to be a child before they enter a man's world. >> yeah, but it is different in this way. when i came in, we had an nfl starter kit. >> seth: okay. >> okay? that was a big gold chain with the nfl logo as a thing. and you would pull it out. you need a restaurant, you need to get in a club, you needed a date. [ laughter ] yeah. so, that was like the nfl starter kit. i don't see those out as much. >> seth: okay, got you. people don't have those. >> now they have weird stuff with diamonds all over to blind you. >> seth: has anything else changed? it seems like people are a lot more savvy now. it seems like athletes know how to communicate with their fans a little bit more through social media. >> i think now with social media. >> seth: yeah. >> i mean, social media has definitely has changed the way that you act and interact with your fans as an athlete. for me, it was at the game where the guys were your fan. he's like, "you're great!" if he's not your fan, he's screaming, "orthodontist!" [ laughter ] so, that really happened, by the way. >> seth: that's a good one, another good one. that really happened. [ applause ] you know
you know who fans did of that of all people? >> seth: who? >> my own city, the new york jets. >> seth: really? >> yeah. >> seth: my goodness. that's a heartbreaker. >> that was heart breaking. >> seth: yeah. do you -- i would imagine this time of year must be the most -- the nicest time of the year to not still be a football player. >> absolutely. >> seth: there is thrill of playing the game. you just have to be working out and getting in shape. it's, like, hot and miserable. >> it's just hot and miserable, and you're trying to motivate yourself. and there is nothing -- i only thought i was going to die twice in my life, and both times on the football field. >> seth: yeah. >> it is so hot out there i swear the devil would lean up against the goal post just waiting for you to pass out. [ laughter ] there is nothing can you do. it's a mentality where you don't quit. you don't give in. i mean, i dislocated my finger. that's why it does that. [ audience ohs ] and you're in the middle of a game and your finger is like that, and all can you do is snap it back and act like nothing is wrong until you go to the sideline. >> seth: i only thought i was going to die once, and it was when you showed me that finger. [ laughter and applause ]
for football. now do you -- now you're in the press side. you obviously -- you know, i do feel like athletes that have to talk to press after games. win other lose, you don't want to give up real feelings. you said that -- you had, like, a go to line you would say. >> you have your go to line. sometimes you're a little emotional. but you have to learn, as you get older you figure it out. >> seth: yeah. >> but, yeah, i mean, it's hard. because you just lose a game. you basically have to -- half the time you're not dressed, and they're in your face with a microphone, and asking you these questions that are meant to evoke a reaction that is newsworthy. >> seth: sure. >> and some guys give in to it. >> seth: but i felt like you avoided that. >> i did. i got into it one time, one or two times. yeah, i did. you can go on youtube and see it. [ laughter ] i'm not gonna say what, but yeah. >> seth: all right. again, now you matured, and you figured it out. >> i've matured, man. now, i'm on the other side. i understand both sides. you know, you have a jobo
malicious or it's honest. >> seth: yeah. >> and people appreciate honest criticism. malicious criticism where you just don't like somebody, you're trying to go after somebody for the sake of doing it, people see that, too. that's what i try to avoid. >> seth: well, i think that's a good thing for all of us to avoid. and thank you for being here. >> thank you, my friend. >> seth: good to see you, buddy. >> always love being here. >> seth: michael strahan, everybody. "ice age: collision course" is in theaters july 22nd. we'll be right back with rami malek. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> what are you doing? >> seth: welcome to the show, rami malek. [ applause ] ♪ >> seth: that was a very suspenseful clip. >> right? >> seth: what was that dirt for? after that scene, you guys planted a garden. >> yeah, we did yeah. he loves landscaping. >> seth: he loves landscaping. for people who don't watch the show, it's 90% landscaping. congratulations on the show, it's fantastic. >> thank you. >> seth: second season airing now. and you know it's interesting because you were a bit unknown when you started on season one. >> just a bit. >> seth: so you got to be a little anonymous as you shot the show in new york. season two it must be harder to shoot now becath
>> yeah, things have definitely changed. but just walking through the city, they put my face everywhere. >> seth: yeah. >> they put it on cabs. and thats kind of become an issue. because we'll be shooting and a cab with my face will drive right through. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> and after a while, you have to kind of call cut on that. >> seth: although i guess your character in the show would be the kind of guy who might think he saw his face on a cab. >> right. >> seth: you could make it work that way. >> it's a bit meta, yeah. >> seth: we actually -- the first time we met was on the streets of new york. we passed each other and i think we both had that moment of like, "hey, is that that guy?" [ inaudible ] >> "he's so handsome in real life." >> seth: i was like, "oh yeah. you're handsome too." and then the only awkward thing was my wife was there and then as we left she said why were you looking at that guy like he was so handsome? [ laughter ] >> she was also like, "this happens all the time. can you just leave me alone and my family alone?" [ laughter ] >> seth: but you know, there is so much i want to ask about the show and how it works. so your character has voiceover.
you're acting with voiceover. >> yeah. >> seth: do they play back your voiceover while you're performing? >> they do. i have a young lady named sarah black who is talking in my ear and it's great. it works for the show. i don't have to listen to the other actors talk most of the time. >> seth: fantastic. so you're just hearing the naration while you go about your business? >> yeah, it's pretty great. but it got pretty harry in times square. i asked her to yell once and she yelled a little bit too loud. i took out this earpiece and it was covered in blood. >> seth: oh, my god. she made your ears bleed by yelling. that seems like a thing that doesn't actually happen. i guess if you put it that close. you proved, well done. >> it's true. >> seth: well done. thank you for proving that. [ light laughter ] the other thing do you that seems unhealthy as well, obviously you're not doing the real thing, but your character sniffs morphine in the show. but what are you -- what are you practically snorting anything while you're doing it? >> yeah. i crush up pills and snort them th
the props person gives me whatever she thinks i need for the day. [ laughter ] if it's an upper, a downer, whatever. >> seth: that's great. that's nice. >> i take what i can get. >> seth: not a lot of actors get to do that on set. >> yeah. >> seth: does it ever get exhausting snorting the fake stuff? >> most of the time it's just a vitamin b pill or something. but yeah, doing take after take of snorting is -- i end up blowing it out. after a while, i said look, this is just killing me. can we do something about it? so they built me a vacuum that goes down my sleeve, right, and i through this utensil there. >> seth: so you're actually fake snorting. >> i fake it. yeah. and no one really knew that i had this. so i would sit there the first day it came in with the crew and just like line up these huge rails of vitamin b pills. [ laughter ] and they didn't know. they would look at me like, "dude. what's wrong with this guy?"
>> seth: they're going to the director saying, "i think rami has a vitamin b problem." >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> seth: there's an iconic, i think wardrobe wise, very much known for wearing a hoodie pretty much every scene. can you, shooting in new york, because i know you just finished the season, it must be awful wearing a hoodie in new york right now. >> it is. i mean if we're shooting on cold days, it's just not enough. and on days like today, it's just awful. i'm sweating in the thing. >> seth: it's brutal. my theory on hoodies is the only thing they're good for is being inside and the air-conditioning is too cold. >> right. >> seth: like that's about the only time a hoodie helps you. >> yeah. that's true. >> seth: and, yeah. that's it. >> that's it. >> seth: we don't have anything more to say about hoodies. >> that's the only thing we have with the hoodies. >> seth: you have a -- your character lives in chinatown. you shoot in actually chinatown apartment? >> yeah. >> seth: it is true the people who own building then became aware that their stoop was in a teleon
they hated us shooting there. but i think they finally figured out that they have, you know, their stoop is on a hit tv show now. so it was pretty run down and we went and shot there the other day and it's totally redecorated. [ laughter ] it looks -- i mean, as much as you can redecorate a stoop in chinatown. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> but there is a dumpling shop next door. their prices have gone from $1 to $2 a dumpling. >> seth: really? [ laughter ] you completely rejuvenated that neighborhood. like literally two storefronts. >> two storefronts we're totally bringing it. >> seth: i like the idea that someone said, hey, my stoop's on "mr. robot." somebody else said, dude, you better clean up your stoop. [ laughter ] >> and it's so bad. i mean, they probably think it looks so much better than it did. >> seth: well, then again, if you start low enough, it's amazing. you also, you are known -- your hair cut, being close to it is an honor. i love it.
>> thank you. >> seth: i'm a big fan of it. and again, this is one of the many things about the show that i feel like people know you from is this hair cut. >> yeah. >> seth: and a lot of people copycatting. >> i guess so. 'cause i went into the barber the other day. i was sitting down and she came by and she looked at me. i hadn't been in there before. and she just started laughing at me which made me feel kind of awkward. >> seth: as it would. >> and then a few minutes later she came by and she said i'm sorry for laughing at you. that was weird. but everyone comes in here and asks for your hair cut and now you're here asking for your hair cut. [ laughter ] >> seth: that's good, well it must have been so nice to finally have someone not have a picture of you to say, this. >> right. >> seth: we mentioned that you're appearing now on billboards, cabs, buses. i don't want to bust you on this but i heard a story that first time you saw yourself on a billboard you then got in the car accident. >> yeah. well you see your face on the subway here, but i was in l.a. where they have massive billboards, obviously.
you get in a fender bender. i was just like, are you kidding me? that? peoplere going to look at that? i hit someone and then i got out of the car and i couldn't stop staring at it and then the driver looked as well and put two and two together, and then the back pain really just set in. [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: oh, yeah? >> i go, oh, man. i'm about to get destroyed. >> seth: he had you on a hook now. that's fantastic. >> he took my first couple paychecks. >> seth: absolutely, yeah. well now you're going to have to start selling him your vitamin b. [ laughter ] thank you so much for being here. i'm such a fan. >> thank you guys. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: great getting to hang out. rami malek, everybody. the second season of "mr. robot" airs wednesdays on usa. we'll be right back with music from alessia cara. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ she just wants to be beautiful she goes unnoticed she knows no limits she craves ♪ ♪ attention she praises an image she prays to be sculpted by the sculptor oh she don't see ♪ ♪ the light that's shining deeper than the eyes can find it ♪ ♪ maybe we have made her blind so she tries to cover up her pain ♪ ♪ and cut her woes away cause cover girls don't cry after their face is made ♪ ♪ but there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark ♪ ♪ you should know you're beautiful just the way you are ♪ ♪ and you don't have to change a thing the world could change it's heart ♪ ♪ no scars to your beautiful we're stars and we're beautiful ♪ ♪ oh-oh oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh oh-oh-oh ♪ ♪ and you don't have to change a thing the world could change it's heart ♪ ♪ no scars to your beautiful we're stars and we're beautiful ♪ ♪ she has dreams to be an envy so she's starving ♪ ♪ you know "cover girls eat nothing" ♪ ♪ she says "beauty is pain and there's beauty in everything" ♪ ♪ "what's a little bit of hunger" "i could go a little while longer" ♪ ♪ she fades away she don't see her perfect she don't understand she's worth it ♪ ♪ or that beauty goes deeper than the surface ah oh, ah ah oh ♪ ♪ so to every girl that's hurting ♪ ♪ let me be your mirror help you see a little bit clearer ♪ ♪ the light that shines within there's a hope that's waiting
for you in the dark ♪ ♪ you should know you're beautiful just the way you are ♪ ♪ and you don't have to change a thing the world could change it's heart ♪ ♪m no scars to your beautiful we're stars and we're beautiful ♪ ♪ oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh oh-oh-oh oh-oh-oh-oh ♪ ♪ and you don't have to change a thing the world could change it's heart ♪ ♪ no scars to your beautiful we're stars and we're beautiful ♪ ♪ there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark ♪ ♪ you should know you're beautiful just the way you are ♪ ♪ and you don't have to change a thing the world could change it's heart ♪ ♪ no scars to your beautiful we're stars and we're beautiful ♪ ♪ woah-oh-oh-oh
woah-oh-oh-oh-oh- oh-oh-oh-oh ♪ ♪ and you don't have to change a thing the world could change it's heart ♪ ♪ no scars to your beautiful we're stars and we're beautiful ♪ [ applause ] >> seth: alessia cara, everyone. the album "know-it-all" is out right now. we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ]