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[ phone ringing ] >> this is a collect call from a staff member at 30 rockefeller center. >> yeah, seth? >> seth: yeah? >> yeah, you got to come back, you know? >> seth: i've only been out two weeks. >> yeah. >> seth: two weeks i've been gone. >> yeah, well, they want you to come back now. >> seth: they want? >> nbc, you know? you got to come back. they don't -- >> seth: i got to come back? >> they don't got no more reruns. >> seth: oh, no? >> no. they're out. >> seth: so i got to come back? >> yeah.
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>> seth: supposing i don't want to come back? >> don't get strange. >> seth: not strange, but two weeks i've been gone. >> well, they want you back, so -- >> seth: okay then. what time's the show on again? >> 12:35. >> seth: god, that's late. [ laughter ] [ applause ] [ cheers and applause ] >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers!" tonight, jennifer hudson. from "the hateful eight," actress jennifer jason leigh. music from zella day. featuring the 8g band with matt sorum. ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers! [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: good evening, i'm seth meyers. this is late night. how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] that is wonderful to hear. let's get to the news. donald trump has released his
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first tv ad of the 2016 campaign titled "great again," and hillary clinton has released her new ad tv titled "great, again?" [ laughter ] and i did not say tv ad there, i said ad tv, which is the opposite order that those words go. [ laughter ] nice to be back after a two-week break. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] donald trump said yesterday that if he is elected, he would probably not talk as much. that's right, if donald trump is elected, even he will be speechless. [ applause ] [ laughter ] republican hopeful carly fiorina said on sunday that ted cruz will say whatever he needs to say to win the election and it's true.
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just this morning, ted cruz said, "hi, i'm hillary clinton." [ laughter ] but they knew. china this weekend formally replaced its one-child policy with a new law allowing two children per family, that way families will have one child to play with while the other one's at work. [ laughter ] producers have announced that an upcoming stage production of "harry potter" will include a black actress as hermione. i'm sorry, a black muggle at wizards school being rescued from a troll? that's just unrealistic. [ laughter ] hawaii on january 1st became the first state in the nation to raise the legal smoking age to 21, so if you're an 18-year-old in hawaii, say aloha to buying cigarettes and aloha to not buying cigarettes. [ laughter ]
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it's sort of -- i should explain, it's sort of the holy grail here at late night for a writer to write a joke about how aloha means hello and goodbye in hawaii and we still haven't cracked it. [ laughter ] we are going to keep trying. 'cause it's a big market. [ laughter ] a deliveryman for a southern california domino's has been arrested after stabbing a customer during a fight about the delayed pizza. even worse, their pizza. [ laughter ] after being arrested for crashing his car into a shopping mall, a florida man explained to police he was trying to time travel. which is crazy. if you want to travel 50 years into the future, just leave florida. [ laughter ] [ applause ] it's not that tricky. an israeli company has developed
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a new device that can convert food waste and manure into cooking gas. they are calling it the reverse chipotle. [ laughter ] according to a new report by the department of health, insomnia is more common in women than men, so, yes, late-night texters, she up. [ laughter and applause ] she up. researchers found in many restaurants seat attractive people at their front tables while seating unattractive patrons in the back. on the other hand, they sell a lot more food in the back. [ laughter ] finally, scientists at the university of washington are conducting a study that determines marijuana smokers are more or less likely to drink alcohol. here, i'll save them some time. they are less likely to do anything.
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ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show for you tonight. [ cheers and applause ] from broadway's "the color purple," jennifer hudson is back on the show. [ cheers and applause ] incredibly talented jennifer hudson. she is one of the stars of "the hateful eight." she is a fantastic actress, jennifer jason leigh joins us on "late night" tonight. [ cheers and applause ] and we will have music from singer/songwriter zella day. she's fantastic. [ cheers and applause ] you are gonna love her. but before we get to that, we are less than a month away from when the first votes will be cast in the 2016 presidential campaign. over the next few weeks, you are likely to be inundated by coverage of the candidates, mainly, of course, donald trump, who has dominated media coverage for months and who announced that he'll spend $2 million a week on tv ads. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." [ applause ] >> seth: after the calm of the holiday break, republican candidates are aggressively
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ramping up their efforts to knock trump off the top spot. the competition in iowa is so fierce, in fact, that texas senator ted cruz has leased a 48-bed dormitory from a des moines business college to house hundreds of volunteers. and i think it's safe to say, with r.a. ted cruz, that won't be the party dorm. [ light laughter ] all right, guys, here are the rules no drinking, no drugs, everybody gets a gun. [ laughter ] still stricter than our current gun laws, but -- [ laughter ] while other candidates focus on the ground game, donald trump will be blanketing the airwaves with $2 million a week in tv ads. this on top of the free advertising trump has been getting from the tv networks for months. >> from the nbc, abc and cbs nightly newscasts all year long, trump has received 234 minutes of coverage. that's four times as much as jeb bush and ben carson. marco rubio is barely visible on the screen with 22 minutes. >> seth: even worse when the networks cover rand paul, they do it in fast forward. [ speed talking ] [ light laughter ]
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obviously part of the reason for this imbalance has been the fact that trump says outrageous and offensive things. but there's been another factor, every time a new poll comes out the media covers it obsessively. and this year according to the "boston globe," the number of polls has sky rocketed nearly 90% compared with the 2012 gop primary. but here's the thing about those polls, there's reason to think they might not really mean anything. for one thing polls in general become much less reliable partially because people hate answering polls. polling response rates used to be more than 90%, now they've fallen to 8%. 8%. that's a lower response rate than student loan collector and mother-in-law. [ laughter ] another reason to be skeptical of trump's lead, is the polls at this point in the race just aren't that good at predicting the actual results. at this time in 2008, for example, rudy giuliani was leading the republican field by three points. and in 2004, howard dean was leading the democratic field by 15 points. and of course, dean went on to torpedo his campaign by doing this -- >> and then we're going to
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washington dc to take back the white house. yeah! [ laughter ] >> seth: that one moment killed dean's campaign. i mean, imagine, imagine if a candidate did something like that in 2016. >> ah, i don't know what i said. i don't remember. [ laughter ] >> seth: different time, i guess. so the polls showing trump in the lead for the last few months might not mean anything. in the end, all that matters is whether your supporters actually show up and vote on primary day. and in that department there's reason to be skeptical of trump's lead, too. for example, one trump supporter in iowa, recently told the "washington post," i will give him 100%. but when asked if that included going to the caucus to actually vote for trump, the man said, "we're gonna see. with kids and grandkids and all this, it's kind of hectic. we'll look into it. if our time is available, then yeah, maybe we'll do it. maybe, we will have to see." [ light laughter ] so, that guy supports trump 100% come voting day, like your buddies support you 100% come moving day. [ light laughter ] "oh, man, today, i'd love to.
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but i got to take down my tree, my grandma's gonna die like any day, so i might not make it." [ light laughter ] but trump knows how important it is to get his supporters to show up to the caucus, which is why he's doing everything he can to motivate them. >> even if you're not feeling good, if you're feeling horrible, if you had a horrible fight with your wife or your husband, if you caught your husband cheating the night before, you got to go to the caucus, right? right? and vice versa. >> seth: and vice versa? so if you go to the caucus, you will come home to find your husband cheating on you? [ laughter and applause ] don't point at people while you say that. that lady knows what is i'm talking about. [ light laughter ] your husband may not have cheated on you yet, but he probably will. [ laughter ] in the end, there's reason to believe trump support is softer than the polls indicate, but this race has been unpredictable. trump could win the whole thing or lose every state.
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but no matter how trump does in the actual voting, at least he can tell his supporters that all the time and effort they spent going to rallies and convincing their friends to vote for him was worth it. >> if i don't win, i will consider this, and i mean this, a total and complete waste of time. [ light laughter ] >> seth: you are not alone. this has been "a closer look." [ applause ] we will be right back with more late night. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ degree gave women a motion-activated wristband to understand how much they move,... and created degree with motionsense. the world's first antiperspirant activated by movement, it has unique microcapsules that break with friction to release bursts of freshness all day. keeping you fresher with every move. ♪ motionsense. protection to keep you moving.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night," everybody. please give it up for the 8g band. [ cheers and applause ] i see also a very exciting week for us. sitting in on drums, rock and roll hall of fame inductee matt sorum is with us. [ cheers and applause ] you know matt from his drumming with with the cult, guns n roses and velvet revolver. be sure to check out his new band, kings of chaos. thank you so much for being here, matt. such an honor. >> thanks, seth. [ applause ] we are very excited, we just finished our two-week holiday break. i hope everyone here had a good holiday. did everybody have a good holiday? [ applause ] you may have heard with your ears, i'm working through a holiday cold, but hopefully it's no too bad. my wife and i went on a vacation. we went down to patagonia in chile. we decided to take a big trip because my wife is currently pregnant and --
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[ cheers and applause ] thank you. i will pass that applause on to her. she is doing almost all the work. [ laughter ] but we decided to go take one last exciting trip so we went down to patagonia and it was really exciting, really beautiful place and one of the things we decided to do, because my wife is an active person and she wanted to try to stay active for as long as she could, is we decided to go horseback riding down in chile. and we went to this ranch and to get -- you know, meet our guides and the head guide was this american woman, and there was a gaucho, a local chilean who was taking us out. and they were explaining to us sort of where our ride was gonna take us and while this woman was explaining it to me, i was distracted because sort of over in the corner of the horse pen, there were eight dogs just kind of going to town on something. and so she would sort of talk to me and i would look over and look back at her and then again, attention drawn away to the eight dogs and finally she said, "oh, i see you've noticed the
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dogs eating the horse carcass." [ audience ohs ] yeah. [ light laughter ] it bummed you out? i was on vacation. [ laughter ] so i said, "yes, that is -- that is what i noticed." and she said, "yeah, sadly, one of our horses passed away. but you have to understand, it's very different here. we think about the horses very differently than you might in the states. you know, we have 400 horses here, and sometimes they die. and when they do, we feel like it would be a waste of the horse to not let the dogs eat it." and i was keeping in mind that, you know, i am a new yorker, i am a manhattanite, i don't deal with these kind of things and this is a different place. they have different laws of their land. and so i was trying to be that person who was, like, "yes, of course, that does make sense. [ laughter ] you -- when a horse dies, you have to let the dogs eat it. [ laughter ] that's what i would do as well when the horse died. [ laughter ] is let the dogs loudly eat the horse." [ laughter ] but i was thinking the whole time, and i wasn't going to say
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anything, but i was thinking, "you should move the horse. that could happen elsewhere." and while i'm thinking it, she says, "and of course, we moved it." [ light laughter ] and i said, "moved it from where?" and she was like, "here." [ laughter ] so i was just standing where i guess the horse came home and was like, "i'm out." [ laughter ] but yeah, it was kind of -- i should -- i know this is a bit of a bummer -- i should stress the dogs were having the time of their lives. [ laughter ] the dogs loved this. eight happy dogs. also, i'm telling the story like can you believe? like as if i would have done anything noble and at this point, i said, "we're burying this horse. [ laughter ] get us two shovels. honey, dig a hole, i'm gonna write some words about this horse." [ laughter ] and all the dogs will serve as pallbearers. she did. it was great.
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because she said something that i feel like she said to make us feel better and it was the saddest thing. she said, "you know, the horse didn't even have a name." [ audience aws ] [ laughter ] as if that makes it better. so not only is it dead, but its life was pretty [ bleep ] up till now. also, here's my impression of me horseback riding after watching a horse getting eaten by dogs. [ laughter ] i do a lot of impressions but i think that's a pretty good one. i also got to go home to new hampshire, visit my parents with my brother, which was really exciting. and we -- you know, obviously, i grew up on the "star wars" movies with my brother. and my parents took us to see them when they first came out. and so i suggested one afternoon -- we had nothing to do -- i said we should go -- the four of us should go see "star wars" together. that would be so much fun.
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and here's the thing about my brother. my brother lives in los angeles and my brother is a movie snob. not about the movie he sees, but wants to see them on like, the perfect projection, with like the perfect sound and he, like, wants to sit in a certain place, so he's a huge ass ache when it comes to seeing a movie. [ light laughter ] and he put a lot of thought into like, where and when he was going to see "star wars." so his initial thought was, "i don't want to see 'star wars' at some like, little new hampshire movie theater." and my dad said, "no, the new theaters are really nice here. things have changed since you were a kid." so we went to see it, and the minute we walked in, it was the worst theater. it was like really -- [ laughter ] there weren't like -- there was just like one section, it was like eight seats across. there wasn't even enough room on the screen for like, the whole death star. [ laughter ] or whatever the new death star is called. the star -- what is it? star killer base. that's -- yeah. star killer base. 'cause the death star was the old one. but this is a whole new thing. [ laughter ] so anyways, we are sitting there and i'm so bummed out because i
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was the one who fought for us to see this movie. and i can tell my brother already hates it. and then the movie starts and you would have thought they, like turned -- the volume went from zero to two. [ laughter ] and the lights dimmed just a little bit. and it was such a bummer. the sound was really not good. you could barely hear. they were either talking about the force or forks. [ laughter ] and immediately, two minutes into the movie, my brother just leans over to us. he goes, "i'm out. i'm gonna go watch something else." and my brother just left and watched, like, two -- like, watched the end -- the final hour of a movie and the beginning of a completely different movie. [ laughter ] that's how little he wanted to ruin "star wars." and my mom was so upset because she just wants to have her children together. so when my brother left, she immediately looked at us -- my dad and i as if to say "we have to leave, too." so, i knew it was my job to say to my dad, "hey, maybe we should leave as well." to which he said, "we're definitely not leaving. we're not gonna be weirdos who, two minutes into a movie are like, 'oh, "star wars"? [ laughter ]
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no, i thought this was a different movie!'" like imagine with all the marketing of "star wars," if you were at "star wars," and four people were like, "this isn't what i expected." [ laughter ] so, the three of us stayed and watched the whole movie and it was a real -- my mom was bummed out the whole time. i think my mom was also bummed out because over the course of the film, she remembered she didn't really like "star wars" in the first place. [ laughter ] but overall, a great holiday. "star wars," dead horse. thank you guys all for being here. [ applause ] now, moving on. here at the show, we believe that no matter how different two things are, they can still have common ground and to prove it, it is time once again for "venn diagrams." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: you remember "venn diagrams." we take two seemingly separate groups and find out what they have in common. this is our first show of 2016. so on one side we have your new year's resolution.
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and on the other side we have gop candidate john kasich. and in the middle, we have -- things you'll forget about come february. [ laughter ] john ka -- moving on, one side we have bill cosby. on the other side, we have your iphone after two hours. and in the middle we have -- finally charged. [ laughter ] [ applause ] moving on, one side we have movie dogs. and on the other side we have, bernie sanders. and in the middle we have -- old yeller. [ laughter ] old yeller. moving on, on one side we have a fax machine. and on the other side we have, a soccer ball. and in the middle we have -- aw, it's bb-8! [ robot noises ] that's right. next time you see that cute little fella, remember he is the product of a fax machine [ bleep ] a soccer ball. [ laughter ]
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who knows how they even met. who made the first move? was it the fax machine? was it the soccer ball? we are a bunch of soccer balls out at a bar and the fax machine sent a drink over? and one of the soccer balls was like -- [ laughter ] and the fax machine was like -- [ laughter ] just keep that in mind the next time you see "the force awakens." moving on, on one side, we have toyotathon. and on the other side we have, sex after marriage. let's see what this is -- low interest rate. [ laughter ] [ applause ] and finally, on one side, we have the nfl playoffs. and on the other side we have a broken hot tub. and in the middle we have -- no jets. that's "venn diagrams!" we'll be right back with jennifer hudson. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ do you know the secret to a happy home in these modern times?
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give extra. get extra. >> seth: welcome back, everybody. our first guest is an oscar,
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grammy, and golden globe award winner. she is currently making her broadway debut in the revival of "the color purple" at the bernard b. jacobs theater. please welcome back to the show, jennifer hudson! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: hi, welcome back. >> hi. thank you for having me back. >> seth: i'm so happy you're here. >> thank you. >> seth: congratulations on this. this is your broadway debut? >> it is. >> seth: and this is a big part. you were nervous to play this part, yes? >> yeah, i was. they called me about shug avery. first they said, "do you want to do broadway?" i was like, "yes!" then i was like, "what role?" and they said "shug avery." and i was like, "me as shug?" like, i've never been able to play the glamorous character and that role so that took me back, i was really surprised by that. but i think i found my inner shug. >> seth: oh, that's good. [ applause ] so we show up to see the show, you found the shug.
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>> i think so. it took me a while to get in the groove of it. i mean, it was a huge step. one, getting used to being on broadway. and then two, getting used to the role of shug avery. >> seth: but you didn't have any nerves with the very idea of doing broadway the first time or were you cool with that? >> yes, i did, because it's so different from what i'm used to doing. whereas with film, you know, it's just me and a camera or if i'm in a studio, it's just a mike. but on broadway, no, it's you and a whole sold out house of an audience sitting right there. >> seth: yeah. >> that kind of creeped me out. >> seth: and they were sold out from the beginning, right? even previews? >> previews, i thought previews was gonna be like the tech people taking notes, and the audience. and like 30 minutes before we went out, the stage manager was like, "it's a sold out house, guys," and i was like, "wait a minute, its a what?" [ laughter ] a sold out house. so when i went out there, i was literally in shock by the end of act one, like what just happened to me? where was i? it's no feeling like the energy of broadway. >> seth: right. well, you can't have that moment of, you know what i need another take. >> oh. >> seth: yeah, cut. >> oh, no, honey, ain't none of that. [ laughter ]
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and that makes you terrified. like i can't redo that? >> seth: now, i have to ask you -- because obviously, subject matter of "the color purple," people have an emotional connection to it. >> yeah. >> seth: and i've heard not only are you getting ovations in the middle of the show but you're having very sort of vocal audiences. is that the case? >> oh, my god, you never know what your going to get with the broadway audience, especially with a show like this. people are crying. people are acting it out. people want to cite the lines. and lucky for my character, i get to come out like 30 minutes into the show, so i get a heads up, like, it's a very vocal crowd. very active. >> seth: people coming off stage saying that? >> yes, like the stage manager let me know or other actors that's been out before me. they'll say, "get ready. this is the type of crowd we have tonight." the other night i was out there and a lady is like -- she want to do the scene with celie. so she had her fingers, and she was like -- [ laughter ] and i was like, "what is she doing?" but you can't look at the people, because we are in character. and i'm like trying to stay in character, like what's happening over there? [ laughter ] you never know.
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>> seth: she's doing broadway karaoke. >> yes. she was into it. [ light laughter ] >> seth: and then have you had, like -- have you -- i want to ask this of everybody on broadway, because i feel like every show i've gone to, you always hear, like, there's an older person who has brought, like, their hard candy and just a very slow unwrapping. >> yes. >> seth: you have had that as well? >> we have all of that. >> seth: okay. >> all of that. you just -- again, you never know what you're going to get. we have people moving baskets, we have people citing lines, people acting it out -- >> seth: wait, did you say? they move what? >> one person got up and removed a prop. >> seth: on the stage? >> off the stage. >> seth: why? >> mid-show. because it was in his way. [ laughter ] >> seth: so it was in his sight line? >> i don't know what it was. but they want to see the show. and our house is very, very intimate. >> seth: uh-huh. >> so they are like -- this is -- this is us. and this is the audience. and you're that close. so that man said, "okay, this is in my way." and he moved it. >> seth: i would -- that must be an interesting thing because part of him must be thinking, "i love this show so much that i hate to interfere but also i want to see more of it so i'm going to move this basket." [ light laughter ] >> yes.
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yes. so we have to act all the way through it like it didn't happen. >> seth: now, you -- you are a gum chewer, though, yes? >> i am. i'm a pro. >> seth: well, we talked about hard candy. so did -- now, was this an issue with this play? >> well, yeah, the director, he banned me from chewing gum. >> seth: okay. just in rehearsals? or -- >> originally, he said, "you know what? i think that would be good for the character." >> seth: oh, you were going to chew it in the show? >> until i started popping the gum. >> seth: oh, really? >> and i can pop some gum, y'all. >> seth: so vocal. you're a vocal gum chewer? >> yes. and he was like, "oh, my god, jennifer, take that gum out of your mouth." my gum has been put off from movie sets and now theater too. [ laughter ] >> seth: that loud, huh? >> it's bad. >> seth: okay. >> but that's what i call my cigarettes. that's how you know my nerves are bad. if you hear jennifer popping. [ snapping fingers ] and it's quick, too. >> seth: now, you -- i know you have children. like do they -- do you chew gum around them? do they hear you ever pop it like that? >> my son, i have one son and, yes, he just tried to pop some gum for me the other day, but it didn't work out. i said, "make mama proud." [ laughter ] and it did not work out. i said, "go work on it. go work on it." but he is getting it down.
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he's only six. though. >> seth: well, i know last time you were here, we talked. he does want to be a singer? >> yes. >> seth: he loves michael jackson. >> yes. >> seth: how is that -- is his singing career advancing? is his skill set advancing? >> i think it is. he is now starting to evolve outside of the michael. he has been singing "the color purple" songs, too. >> seth: oh, wow. >> so that's his thing, he runs around the house. he likes singing the songs from the movie. stuff like that or he loves watching the show. >> seth: oh, so he's seen the show? >> he comes to the show, he sits and watches the show. >> seth: 'cause "color purple" i wouldn't imagine is like every 6-year-old's favorite thing. [ laughter ] >> no, i wouldn't imagine that either. but turns out, it's his, like, favorite show. >> seth: really? >> i think it's 'cause he in love with celie. the girl who plays celie. >> seth: oh, that helps. yeah. >> he wants her to be his girlfriend. [ laughter ] >> seth: and that probably isn't going as well. >> that's not gonna happen. >> seth: yeah, that's good. yeah, for the best. i want to ask about this, because, um -- so which one here is your son? >> little david is my son. >> seth: okay, little david. >> this is the nephew. >> seth: this is the nephew? >> yes. >> seth: now, did you tell them on the red carpet they were to be in charge of your dress? 'cause i --
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[ light laughter ] i can't help but notice that they are fully holding it up for you. >> yeah, they went a little far with that. it was only supposed to be on the red carpet but i pretty much tripped over them because they were so serious about the dress. >> seth: gotcha. >> this was opening night of our broadway show and i was like, "guys, watch my dress." they did more than that. i was almost -- they would go, "mommy, mommy, i have to watch the dress." and i'm like, "david, let the dress go. it's okay, baby!" [ laughter ] but no, he was not having it. >> seth: took it very seriously. when you give kids a task sometimes it can backfire, and they just are fully doing it way more than you need them to do. >> it backfired. big time. >> seth: i'm worried that you might have told them something, though. looking back, did you say anything like, "if the dress hits the carpet, you never get to come to 'color purple' again"? [ laughter ] >> no, well, see my nephew was like, "am i gonna be famous now?" [ laughter ] "am i gonna be in the magazine?" i was like, "you will definitely make it into the magazine with this," and they did. >> seth: yeah. and now they are on "late night" which is less than a magazine. but still -- [ laughter ] >> okay. >> seth: well, congratulations on everything. >> thank you. >> seth: i cannot wait to see the show. and it is so lovely to have you back, as always. >> thanks for having me. >> seth: jennifer hudson,
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night" everybody, our next guest tonight was recently nominated for a golden globe for her performance as a fugitive named daisy domergue in quinton tarantino's latest film entitled, "the hateful eight," which is in theaters now. let's take a look. >> are you sure you ain't just bein' paranoid? >> our best bet is this duplicitous fella ain't as cool a customer, daisy, here.
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he won't have the leather patience to take it to just sit here. he can't handle it. he'll stop waitin'. try and create his opportunity and that's when mr. jumpy reveals himself. >> what you got to say about all this? >> what do i got to say? about john ruth's ravin'? he's absolutely right. me and one of them fellas is in cahoots, we are just waitin' for everybody to go to sleep. that's when we're gonna kill ya all. >> seth: please welcome to the show, jennifer jason leigh. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] i am so happy you're here. >> oh, thank you.
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>> seth: congratulations on the film. congratulations on your golden globe nomination it is very well deserved. [ cheers and applause ] when you are in a big cast film like this, so many great cast members in this film, tim roth, samuel l. jackson, channing tatum, do you hear from them when you get a golden globe nomination? >> yes. we have -- ever since the movie ended, we missed each other so much, we are all such hateful people and -- >> seth: right, so it must have been nice to spend so much time together? >> yeah, it's perfect. so we text each other and call each other the haters. >> seth: do you have a text chain called the haters? >> we have a group, yes. >> seth: that's great. and so did the haters reach out after you got a golden globe nomination? >> they did. but i completely slept through it. >> seth: oh, right, well it happens very early in the morning. >> it does. and i -- i had my phone on silent so i didn't find out about it until much later and then i started getting all these texts. >> seth: it must be an interesting thing. you must have to, like, prepare yourself the night before 'cause usually you wake up, you have some texts it could have been
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something terrible. >> it could have been. >> seth: yeah, like the earthquake happened and we are floating in the middle of the pacific ocean but for you, it was a golden globe nomination. i also like that you have a text group called the haters that are supportive and nice. >> yeah. >> seth: it's like they always say haters gonna hate but in case, haters gonna be supportive friends. [ laughter ] >> we are very mushy, sentimental group. >> seth: this is -- tell me about your character, tell us about the character, 'cause daisy domergue is very unique and wonderful and after seeing you play it, i can't imagine anybody else playing it, but tell us, for those who haven't seen it explain daisy real quick. >> she is, um, a little bit like a feral animal. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] that's super accurate. >> she has been trapped but she will get away. she's very smart and patient and crazy like a fox. >> seth: yeah. and you spend the entire film handcuffed to kurt russell's character? >> yes. >> seth: and he was on the show talking about how it's really like, an astaire-rogers sort of thing, you have to learn each
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other's moves from being chained together. was it harder or easier than you thought to sort of be chained to an actor for an entire film? >> well, it was kurt russell so -- >> seth: you could be chained to worse actors. [ light laughter ] >> yeah, i mean, you could spend the worse 6 months of your life to much worse. i can name many, many people. but really it did become the stockholm syndrome, like, whenever i feel this wrist, i think of kurt. [ laughter ] >> seth: now all -- because this -- and even more so because of the way the film was shot in 70 millimeter, like, you're constantly in the background of scenes and you kind of can't take any of the time off, even when you are not the focus of it. and i heard that you and kurt spent the time playing tic-tac-toe, that was something you guys would do? >> yes. well, mm-hmm. >> seth: go ahead. tell me, how is kurt at tic-tac-toe? >> he is the worst tic-tac-toe player on the planet. [ light laughter ] >> seth: okay. this is surprising to hear because you usually don't hear people are bad at tic-tac-toe. >> it's kind of hard to be bad at tic-tac-toe. >> seth: after two games it's impossible to be bad at it >>
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we're talking like 25 losses to like two -- i think he won three games and probably because i wasn't looking, but he was looking. and the thing is, there's a trick to tic-tac-toe, you know. we all know the trick. >> seth: you wanna share it? >> i cannot because i don't want kurt to ever, ever learn the trick. [ laughter ] >> seth: he would keep playing and losing and he wouldn't change up his strategy? >> no he'd just be like [ bleep ]dammit. [ laughter ] he was really trying. so, if you ever want to feel really good about yourself -- >> seth: yeah. >> you just call kurt and play tic-tac-toe. [ light laughter ] find him somewhere. >> seth: i feel like he might see that coming if i called him and said i'd love to play tic-tac-toe. >> yeah, that's obvious, right. >> seth: come on over, partner i know you must be going through a rough time. [ laughter ] you are -- i will say this kurt russell's a lovely man, he's a warm man, obviously, you care very much about him. he -- his character just wales on you in this movie. and you are bloodied in a very tarantino way throughout this film. practical blood, no cgi, correct? >> right, yeah.
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>> seth: so, what were they using for the blood and what was that like having to sit there? >> it's like they use tarantino blood, which is not like your normal every day blood on a movie set or tv show, he does have his own blood. >> seth: oh, wow. >> it's a different color. it's a different viscosity. >> and it's just bigger and better. >> seth: but now i know that you read with quentin when you auditioned for this part and usually when you audition for a film, you will read with a casting director, the director will be in the room, but is this the case that quentin actually read with you? >> he did, yeah. >> seth: he's -- he's been on the show. he's very intense guy. was it easier or harder with him as your scene partner? >> oh, my god, it was so much easier because you're reading for quentin tarantino so you want to do the best job you can. so you really want to forget that he's in the room with you in a certain way, you don't want to think of him watching you and he sits right beside you and he opens the script and you're reading off of one script, so you're actually, you're not reading, you're just acting together. >> seth: that's lovely. >> it is. it really is lovely and it takes like half of your nerves away. >> seth: that's great.
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well, he certainly chose the right person for the part and this is really exciting as well 'cause the film, i haven't seen yet, but i'm very excited to see, because obviously quentin is one of our great directors, charlie kaufman -- i feel like i need you to explain this movie a little bit because i don't want to get it wrong, but "anomalisa", am i saying this right? close, okay, great. we'll change it, we'll do that differently, we'll just loop me saying it right. >> it's good. >> seth: but it's a puppet -- this is a movie is solely puppets. you're the voice of a puppet. >> yes, it's stop motion animation. so they actually shoot two seconds a day if they're lucky. >> seth: really? >> really. >> seth: so, but you just got to waltz in and do voiceover work? >> yeah, we did it as a theater piece ten years ago. >> seth: oh, wow. >> and then eight years ago, we heard about charlie wanting to do it as stop motion animation and we voiced it in three days, which was fantastic. and then they went and shot it for two years. >> seth: two years? >> there's sex scene that took six months to shoot. >> seth: okay, i'm glad you brought this up, 'cause there's a puppet sex scene. >> yeah. >> seth: that i have heard is pretty intense. >> i'm in it sort of, 'cause
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it's a puppet. >> seth: yes. >> but it's the most sort of, um, revealing, intimate, excruciating -- i've done other sex scenes but this one is, by far, the most real and the most uncomfortable for me, to -- to watch. >> seth: i can't decide if i'm dreading this or more excited than i've ever been in my life. [ light laughter ] and is it true that now you will only do puppet sex scenes, like, you made it very clear in your contract? [ laughter ] >> that's all i want. i just want more puppets -- >> seth: we've gotta get more puppet sex in 2016. >> yeah. it's happening. >> seth: thank you so much for being here. i can't wait to see that and congratulations on "the hateful eight." jennifer jason leigh, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] check out "the hateful eight" in theaters now. we will be back with music from zella day. ♪ ♪ (trap door opening) rootmetrics in the nation's largest independent study
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>> seth: welcome back to the show, everybody. tonight's musical guest is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter. performing "hypnotic," please welcome to the show, zella day! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ i wanna be on the front line knotted up suit ties talking like a headstrong mamma got a picture in ♪ ♪ your wallet making me a habit, wearing your vintage t-shirt tied ribbons on your top hat ♪ ♪ telling me i'm all that just like the girls from your hometown sweet blooded and up-stranded, see ♪ ♪ if i can stand it shrinking in the shallow water magnetic everything about you ♪ ♪ you really got me, now you took to me so well hypnotic taking over me ♪ ♪ make me feel like someone else you got me talking in my sleep i don't wanna come
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back down ♪ ♪ i don't wanna touch the ground pacific ocean dug so deep hypnotic taking over me ♪ ♪ ♪ white threads on my laces stuck on the hinges swinging the door to the backyard ♪ ♪ cut splinters walk a tightrope spun like a bandage touch on the outer surface bright eyes of the solstice ♪ ♪ wherever your mind is headed for a freight train city locked up till you're moonlit brushing my hair back ♪ ♪ feeling your lips on my cold neck magnetic everything about you, you really got me now you took to me so well ♪ ♪ hypnotic taking over me make me feel like someone else you got me talking in
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my sleep i don't wanna ♪ ♪ come back down i don't wanna touch the ground pacific ocean, dug so deep ♪ ♪ hypnotic taking over me hypnotic taking over me you took to me so well hypnotic taking over me ♪ ♪ make me feel like someone else you got me talking in my sleep i don't wanna come back down ♪ ♪ i don't wanna touch the ground pacific ocean, dug so deep ♪ ♪ hypnotic taking over me hypnotic taking over me
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hypnotic taking over me ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: zella day, folks! the album "kicker" is out now. we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ]
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: my thanks to jennifer hudson, jennifer jason leigh, zella day, everybody. matt sorum and of course the 8g band. stay tuned for carson daly. we'll see you tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> carson: welcome to "last call" here at hotel café. good to see you, i'm carson daly.


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