tv Late Night With Seth Meyers NBC November 3, 2016 12:37am-1:38am PDT
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- christian slater, star of "quantico", actress priyanka chopra, from "hacksaw ridge", actor luke bracey, featuring the 8g band with hannah welton. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] laes and gentlemen, seth meyers. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: good evening, everybody! i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] well! isn't that fantastic to hear? in that case, let's get to the news. tonight was game 7 of the world series between the chicago cubs and the cleveland indians. now we taped this show before the game, so we don't know the outcome, but if you live in one of those cities, and you're
watching me right now, i'm so sorry you lost. [ laughter ] because if you won, you're not watching this right now. [ laughter ] "i can't believe the cubbies finally won! it took for -- oh, i gotta get home to watch 'late night'." [ light laughter ] "put the beers down. we gotta get time for the monologue." [ laughter ] "don't want to miss 'a closer look.' [ light laughter ] 'a closer look!" [ laughter ] and i apologize that i don't know what people from cleveland sound like. [ laughter ] sources are saying that it's unlikely that the new fbi probe into hillary clinton's e-mails will be completed by election day. instead, fbi director james comey plans to announce the results during her inauguration ceremony. "hold on! hold on! put down that bible! i have an announcement." [ laughter ] former congressman
anthony weiner has reportedly checked into rehab for sex addiction after his numerous sexting scandals. weiner has asked for privacy and also the wifi password. [ laughter ] although house speaker paul ryan voted for donald trump, at a campaign event yesterday he refused to mention trump by name. wow, sounds like trump has grabbed yet another [ bleep ]. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] jury deliberation began yesterday for the bridgegate trial where chris christie will be judged by a jury of his peers. [ laughter ] amc theaters recently announced that they will air live election-day coverage in movie theaters around the country. here's how we think that might go. [ screaming ]
[ laughter and applause ] >> seth: donald trump campaigned in florida today. though looking at him, i think he campaigned as florida. [ laughter ] after the kkk's official newspaper endorsed donald trump yesterday, the campaign released a response calling the paper "repulsive." also, their crossword puzzle is way too easy. [ laughter ] a recent study found that always letting children win games in competitions could damage their ability to learn. which is scary, because we're six days away from letting the biggest child win the biggest game. [ cheers and applause ] in anticipation of her victory, hillary clinton has reportedly planned a fireworks show over the hudson river for election night. oh god, remember how excited she
got over balloons? [ laughter ] what's she going to do if she sees fireworks? producers have released the first images from the upcoming live-action version of "beauty and the beast." let's take a look. oh -- [ laughter ] not sure that's family friendly. the 50th country music awards were tonight. wow, it's hard to believe there have only been 50 country music award shows this year. [ light laughter ] and finally, a recent study found that having a stressed spouse can cause their partners to gain weight. for example, look at this recent picture of bill clinton. [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a fantastic show for you tonight. [ cheers and applause ] he's starring in the new film called "king cobra." one of our favorites, christian slater, is back on the show. [ cheers and applause ] she is the star of abc's
"quantico." priyanka chopra is joining us tonight. [ cheers and applause ] and he is in the incredible new war film, "hacksaw ridge." luke bracey is stopping by. [ cheers and applause ] so we have a great show for you tonight. it just seems like there are a lot of country music awards. [ laughter ] you guys, less than a week to go until the election, and democrats are beginning to panic over polls showing a tighter race. meanwhile, republicans who once criticized donald trump are now sheepishly admitting that they'll vote for him. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: state and national polls have been all over the place the last few days, but one thing is clear -- the race is much closer than it was just a week ago, with a lot of the tightening happening before the fbi's recent announcement that they discovered new e-mails relevant to the investigation of hillary clinton's private server.
and now, democrats are freaking out. >> the democrats are feeling this anxiety. there's this panic mode within the democratic party. >> there is some panic setting in with the clinton campaign and with democrats in general. >> they seem to be signaling a brewing panic over clinton's candidacy. >> i mean, like, democrats are, are bed wetters. >> seth: it's true. [ laughter ] democrats are bed wetters. but to be fair there really is a monster hiding in their closets. [ laughter ] also, after the damage this e-mail controversy has done, one thing's for sure, win or lose, hillary clinton will from here on out only communicate by raven. [ laughter ] so democrats may be panicking, but there is at least one guy who's keeping his cool, and that's joe biden. here he is today. >> her dad was from scranton. her grandpop worked in a silk mill. [ cheers ] sorry. [ laughter ]
i'm doing this because maybe when i need a job, ray-ban may have me as a sponsor. [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: that's right. when this is all over, joe biden's going to be sponsored by ray-ban. as opposed to donald trump's sponsor, muslim ban. [ audience oh's ] [ laughter ] yeah. now as for trump, the last week of polls has been quite the emotional roller coaster. you might remember that when he was far behind hillary, he claimed the polls were rigged. >> it's a rigged system. they put out phony polls. even the polls are crooked, i'm telling you. you see these phony polls. >> seth: so now that he's gained in the polls, how does he feel? >> here is what he tweeted out this morning. quote, "wow. now leading in the abc, 'washington post' poll 46-45. gone up 12 points in two weeks, mostly before the crooked hillary blow up." >> seth: "did i say the polls were rigged? i meant they were rigidly accurate." [ laughter ] still, even with his improved showings in some national polls, trump has to break through in traditionally blue states that currently lean toward
hillary clinton. trump is now campaigning in states like michigan and wisconsin, which haven't voted for a republican in decades. and his supporters even seem to think he could win in a true blue state like minnesota, although their evidence for that claim is a little thin. >> newt gingrich has been pointing out all day that there was a statewide election of high school students in minnesota. 77,000 high school students voted. donald trump won. who in their right mind would think donald trump would win among high school students in minnesota? >> seth: you think high school students voting for trump means he'll win minnesota? if high school votes determined who won, our next president would be whoever brings weed to prom. [ laughter ] or as he's more commonly known, gary johnson. [ laughter ] now one way trump could actually make himself more competitive in swing-states is to invest in a ground game. but there, too, he's been badly outspent by hillary clinton. in fact, a lot of the trump campaign spending seems to be going right back into trump's pockets. because "the wall street journal"
reported last week that the trump's campaign spent close to $10 million over the course of the election cycle, reimbursing his children for travel expenses and family-owned companies for campaign services. in fact, the trump campaign even paid nearly $11,000 to a wine-manufacturing company owned by eric trump. that's right. eric trump makes wine known for its popular penis grigio. [ laughter ] nonetheless, he has still managed to win the support of some gop politicians who were once reticent about him. like wisconsin governor scott walker, who campaigned with trump in wisconsin on tuesday. and trump seemed grateful for walker's support, praising his record in the state. >> a special thank you to governor scott walker who has done a fantastic job in wisconsin. [ cheers ] >> seth: that's right. walker has done a great job in wisconsin. only an idiot would say otherwise. >> wisconsin is doing terribly. [ laughter ]
first of all, it's in turmoil. the roads are a disaster, because they don't have money to rebuild them. they're borrowing money like crazy. they projected a $1 billion surplus, and instead of a $1 bill -- i wrote this stuff all down. [ laughter ] although i don't need it, because i have a really good memory. >> seth: "i have a good memory, and i remember that scott walkman has been a terrible governor of wisconslyvania." [ laughter ] but scott walker isn't the only republican who once opposed trump and is now backing him. once again this week, as the polls tighten and trump tries to consolidate the party behind him, we're being treated to a parade of republicans who have swallowed their past criticism of trump and admitted that they're voting for him. even if they have problems with him, like house speaker paul ryan, who at first declined to endorse donald trump, then accused him of textbook racism, then said he wouldn't defend or campaign with trump. but yesterday, he told fox news he voted for trump in wisconsin. although ryan seem so shamed by the choice, he couldn't even bring himself to say trump's name. >> we're one week out. where do you stand on voting for donald trump and endorsing donald trump? and how should that impact all republicans and -- >> sure.
>> independents and democrats watching right now? >> i stand where i've stood all fall and all summer. in fact, i already voted here in janesville for our nominee last week. >> so you voted for donald trump, and you're encouraging republicans and democrats and independents -- anybody that who listen to vote for donald trump to stop what you're talking about, the clinton corruption? >> i am supporting our entire republican ticket. >> seth: you shouldn't endorse someone for president if you have to talk about them the same way wizards talk about voldemort. [ laughter ] when paul ryan went to the voting booth, he probably wrote in trump's name like this. [ laughter ] so paul ryan won't say donald trump's name, but will vote for him for president, and that's a problem for a lot of americans. they just don't love the two choices. i mean, do you pick someone is under federal investigation for using a private e-mail server? do you pick someone who called mexicans racist, claimed the president was born in kenya, proposed banning an entire
religion from entering the u.s., mocked a disabled reporter, said john mccain wasn't a war hero because he was captured, attacked the parents of a fallen soldier, bragged about committing sexual assault, was accused by 12 women of committing sexual assault, said some of those women weren't attractive enough for him to sexually assault, said more countries should get nukes, said he would force the military to commit war crimes, said a judge was biased because his parents were mexicans, said women should be punished for having abortions, incited violence at his rallies, called global warming a hoax perpetrated by the chinese, called for his opponent to be jailed, declared bankruptcy six times, bragged about not paying income taxes, stiffed his contractors and employees, lost a billion dollars in one year, scammed customers at his fake university, bought a six-foot tall painting of himself with money from his fake foundation, has a trial for fraud coming up in november, insulted his opponent's look, insulted his opponent's wife's looks, and bragged about grabbing women by the [ bleep ]. how do we choose? [ cheers and applause ] because it's so -- it's so even. it's so even. this has been "a closer look." ♪ we'll be right back with more "late night," everybody. [ cheers and applause ]
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new husband and wife duo, counter culture, "women's institution" is out now. hannah welton is here, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] thank you so much for being here. >> thank you. >> seth: now, we don't always have enough time to cover everything that happens in a given week in the news. so now here to recap this week is one of our writers, amber ruffin, in a segment we call, "amber says what." ♪ [ applause ] >> ooh, seth, you are not going to believe what's going on. first of all hillary's e-mails were back in the news again and i was like, "what?" and people were like, "it was anthony weiner's fault." and i was like, "what?" [ laughter ] then michelle and barrack obama did the "thriller" dance at their halloween party and i was like, "what what!" and then ryan lochte got kicked off of "dancing with the stars" and everybody was like, "what?" but i was like, "what." [ light laughter ]
and i'm sure ryan lochte was like, "wha?" [ laughter ] then i heard the nfl was thinking of expanding to london and i was like, "what?" and british people were like, "what's all this then?" then i heard a black man was kicked out of a trump rally and i was like, "what -- did you think was going to happen?" [ laughter ] then i heard it wasn't for protesting and i was like, "what?" then i heard he was a black trump supporter and i was like, "whaaaat? [ laughter ] why?" this has been "amber says what." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: thanks, amber. we'll be right back with christian slater. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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let's take a look. >> and, action. >> what are you doing? no, stop please. >> and here we have king cobra. a born producer. whose neighbors have no idea what goes on here in this cookie cutter community. >> stop it. >> tell me about your first time. >> no, look, i'm a behind the camera guy. all right? >> please. >> you really wanna know? >> yeah. >> seth: please welcome back to the show our friend christian slater. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: how are you? >> great. >> seth: it's always lovely to have you here. >> thanks so much. no, it's great to be here, it's really great. >> seth: this film -- i feel like this is departure from anything you've done before. you're playing a gay porn
producer. >> correct! [ light laughter ] >> seth: and you have a rival porn producer, which is james franco. >> that's right, yes. james franco. he's uh -- i run cobra films, he runs the viper boys. >> seth: oh, the viper boys. >> yeah, yeah. >> seth: so that is the real rivalry. >> the civil war of gay porn. >> seth: and you guys both have sex scenes in the film. was that something -- were you both trying to see if you could push it farther than the other guy? 'cause i would think -- [ laughter ] >> of course, yeah. who's gonna go deeper? >> seth: did you guys get that? [ laughter ] >> uh, gosh. where do you -- yeah. >> seth: i mean i would just be worried with james franco, 'cause he doesn't seem to have boundaries. [ light laughter ] >> yes, that's true. no, he is -- he does like to go for it 100%. absolutely. he pushes the envelope and is phenomenal. and look when i met with the director, of course, this was a subject matter that i was a little trepidatious about. >> seth: sure.
>> and it was certainly new territory for me. and you know we talked about the sex scenes and he did say that james would be handling sort of the lion's share of all of that stuff. >> seth: he called it. >> yeah. he said, "yeah. i'll do that. i'll do that. i'll do that." and then i got competitive. >> seth: sure. >> i was like, "well, i don't want him to do everything." i mean come on. i'm capable too. i can do stuff. and i did and i discovered wonderful things. [ light laughter ] >> seth: you basically told the story about how almost everybody gets into gay porn. >> yeah. >> seth: you basically go, "oh, i don't wanna do -- oh, other people are doing it?" >> that's right. exactly. i totally succumbed to, i guess, ego and competitiveness. and i got coerced into it all. >> seth: now you filmed this in upstate new york. >> right. >> seth: and so when you're making a movie about people making pornography, does anybody actually think you're just making pornography. do people in the town? >> they were suspicious as to what we were doing. you know, they were listening at the door.
you know and we shot it -- we did shoot it upstate and it was, you know, we didn't have trailers or things like that. >> seth: yeah, this was a lower budget film. >> yeah, it was a low budget thing. we did it over 18 days. james produced it. so one of the things they did, as opposed to having a trailer to get ready in, they asked the neighborhood people, you know, who have houses if they had an extra room or something that you know we could use so i could change and that sort of thing. [ light laughter ] >> seth: so your dressing room was like a guest room. >> yeah, pretty much. yeah, yeah, yeah. i mean, by the end i got to know the family very well. and you know we were all hanging out together and ordering room service you know, whatever you know. takeout. but they also had had like a 12-year-old daughter, you know. >> seth: yeah. >> it was like what are you guys -- what movie are you guys making? [ light laughter ] what are you guys doing? she was so excited. and i had to like kind of beat around the bush.
>> seth: yeah there you go. now you -- i've heard and i need -- i have a lot of follow-ups on this. that one of your inspirations for your character was ethel merman. is this accurate? >> well, i mean i looked at the -- i looked at the script as a sort of a gypsy type story. >> seth: sure, yep. >> i mean it is. i definitely play sort of the momma rose character and garrett clayton is kind of my gypsy rose lee. he's my discovery and i take him under my wing. and so i did have a moment of bursting out a little ethel merman. >> seth: is that something that you're prone to do? burst into ethel merman? >> not really, no. i don't know where that came from. i mean that was certainly -- >> seth: has it happened since? or was it just that one time? >> only privately, yeah. yeah. [ light laughter ] so, yeah. only at home when i'm alone do i do these things. so, yeah. this is one of those moments where we were just improvising and i loved it. well, you know, i grew up and that was certainly one of my mother's favorite movies. so, it was always sort of in the back of my mind. >> seth: gotcha. ♪ you'll be swell you'll be great ♪ >> you know that whole deal. >> seth: that's a very good ethel merman. ♪ gonna have the world [ cheers and applause ] >> it just felt -- it felt appropriate. for, uh -- yeah.
congratulations on your album by the way, "women's intuition." [ light laughter ] >> hannah: thank you. >> yeah. very excited about that. >> seth: so, "mr. robot", you know we've talked about that on the show before -- >> i don't know why i had to -- i had to say, yeah, congratulations. >> seth: no, it's nice. not enough people congratulate the band on their projects. >> no, i saw that. and, yeah, we need more women's intuition out there. right? [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: absolutely. now more than ever. now more than ever. >> more than ever! >> seth: so -- >> victor hugo said there's nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. >> seth: oh, well there you go. look at this. ethel merman and victor hugo. you are -- >> that's right! >> seth: a man of the world. >> it's time for a woman to hold the highest office in the land. >> seth: why not? [ cheers and applause ] >> enough! >> seth: it seems like, you know, again this election has just been sort of turned over, because of hacking -- >> yes. >> seth: and it seems like you would never have thought that hacking would be such a big part of our election and yet you do a show right now that is about
hacking. you play a hacker. >> i know. >> seth: and it seems like on twitter you often have to tell people that it is not, in fact, mr. robot that's doing these things. >> yeah, i mean sometimes i do like take credit for it. [ light laughter ] just for fun. but yeah, no, people do get -- yea,h it is been amazing to be apart of something where, you know it's scary. but, you know, we'll be filming something and see it in the paper the next day. i mean, certainly sam esmail has gotten phone calls from "usa today" saying you know, "could you guys -- can you tell us what's going on?" sam's like, "dude, i created a show. i don't know what's going on." >> seth: right. sam is an incredible -- i would say a visionary director. he's quite a film maker. and one of the great leaps he made in season two is you shot a cameo with an actor. must've been very exciting for you to work with. >> big moment. >> seth: you got to work -- >> an icon. >> seth: and you never worked with him before. >> never. didn't ever have this opportunity. >> seth: here you are. you got to work with alf. >> there he is. >> seth: there he is. [ light laughter ] >> look at that. >> seth: so was that exciting? [ cheers and applause ]
>> oh, i mean, yeah. how many people can say that? that's like walking on the moon. >> seth: and what was it like working with alf? >> it's like walking on the moon. i loved it. it was amazing. he was great. the guy that does it -- >> seth: guy? >> well, no, okay. [ light laughter ] no, he's got a wonderful personality and -- >> seth: well no, well this is -- i haven't worked with alf, but i've worked with muppets before. >> have you? >> seth: and it's incredible how fast you stop looking at the guy and you just start talking to the muppet. >> it is incredible, isn't it? it's amazing. >> seth: i have photos of myself -- i did something with kermit once and there's photos people took of me having a serious conversation with kermit about the script. >> that's exactly right. that's exactly what i was doing with this guy. i mean, at this moment right here, i was having a very intimate conversation with alf. that was a crazy time. >> seth: well there you go. alf. merman. victor hugo. you're livin' the dream. >> alien life form. alien life form. that's what alf stands for, correct? yes? >> seth: there you go. >> there you go. [ applause ] >> seth: thank you so much for being here. >> and pokemon means pocket monster.
>> seth: does it really? >> that's another tip for all you kids out there. >> seth: look at him. you're plugged in. you are plugged in to the youth vote. >> i am plugged in. thank you so much. yeah. >> seth: thanks for being here. christian slater, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] >> slater 2020! >> seth: "king cobra" in select theatres and available on demand. we'll be right back with priyanka chopra. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ i'll have that goat cheese garden salad. that gentleman got the last one. sir, you give me that salad and i will pay for your movie and one snack box. can i keep the walnuts? sold. but i get to pick your movie. can i pick the genre? yes, but it has to be a comedy. a little cash back on the side. with the blue cash everyday card from american express, you get cash back on purchases with no annual fee. throw. it's more than cash back. it's backed by the service and security of american express.
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let's take a look. >> these need to be destroyed. >> no, we have more leverage if we hold on to them. we can use them to negotiate for the other hostages. >> no we can't, these are too valuable. they have to be destroyed. >> what is that? what is it? >> that's a remote control for the collars. i stole it off the terrorist i killed. i had to convince you i was a victim. you can put the gun down now. you only have one round left. are you really going to risk it? >> seth: please welcome to the show priyanka chopra. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: welcome to the show. >> it's a the "late night" show. it took me a second to find my feet.
>> seth: i know, we make it very confusing for people. >> it's really hard. >> seth: i'm so happy to have you here. >> thank you, i'm so excited to be here. >> seth: congratulations. it's nice to have you in new york. people might not know this, the first season of the show you filmed in montreal. >> yes. >> seth: and so now you're in new york, season two. >> yes. >> seth: and, have you been adjusting to new york? >> well, i went to school in new york for -- when i was 14. >> seth: okay. >> for about a year, which was queens, new york. and my school was called robert f. kennedy high school. so a big shout out to robert f. kennedy. >> seth: okay, great. >> even though they probably don't remember me by now. >> seth: yeah. >> but, um -- >> seth: they probably remember you. >> well, i hope they do now. >> seth: yeah, they should. >> but i'm adjusting in new york a little bit more now. still not gotten used to her yet. >> seth: okay. what part is the hardest for you to adjust to new york? >> well, i'll tell you the easy part. the easiest part is it reminds me a lot of mumbai. >> seth: okay. >> so, the spirit of new york is a lot like mumbai. the smell of new york is a lot like mumbai. [ light laughter ] >> seth: okay. so mumbai smells great. i've never been there but -- >> it feels like home every time i get off my plane.
>> seth: all right, perfect. that's good. >> and new york helps me feel that way. >> seth: well, that's wonderful. so your character was in the fbi season one. >> yes. >> seth: cia, season two. >> i don't know where she's going season three. >> seth: we don't know yeah. it's very exciting. >> what comes after that in america? that's it? >> seth: tobacco and firearms. yeah. [ laughter ] so, were you aware, growing up in india, of what like the fbi even was? >> i mean we had our own acronyms. >> seth: uh-huh. >> like we have c.b.i. and never -- whatever my knowledge of fbi and cia and all of the other acronyms in america were were limited to television and movies that you watch. >> seth: right. >> but the best part, every time i would watch like a tv show, like, you know, "nypd" or "law and order." >> seth: sure. >> or any of those shows, i would just love the way they kick in the doors. [ light laughter ] >> seth: there's a lot of kicking in, yeah. >> you know? i don't think our cops do that in india. >> seth: what do they do? do they knock? what do they -- >> i don't think they knock. but, i don't know if they kick in the door like that. >> seth: yeah. >> like "fbi, fbi!" pow! it's like "wow." i felt so empowered when i did
it. >> seth: have you enjoyed -- have you been doing a lot of kicking on the show? >> they thought i enjoyed it too much. >> seth: oh, no, yeah. >> they made me stop doing it. i'm always on the look out though. >> seth: are you kicking in all the doors and it's taking away the fun? >> it takes -- >> seth: even fbi agents when they go home at the end of the day they open their own door. they don't kick in that. >> they don't kick it in. >> seth: yeah. >> and they don't announce themselves. >> seth: they don't announce themselves. and another -- i want to ask about this. you have obviously, we saw from the clip. you do a lot of stunts, there's a lot of action -- >> yes. >> seth: in these films. you have a background of doing things that are action-y back home. >> well, i've done a lot of indian films which were a lot of action, so i have a lot of experience in action. which helped me a lot when i was doing the show, because i didn't have to really rehearse too much. and i'm not afraid of getting hurt. i really enjoy hurting other people. >> seth: oh, that's good. [ laughter ] what a healthy way to work out your issues. >> it's great. and i get paid for it. >> seth: fantastic. [ laughter ] you are in -- there's gonna be a "baywatch" movie. >> yes, there is. >> seth: you are in the "baywatch" movie. >> yes, i am. >> seth: i know my feelings about "baywatch" as a show growing up.
i find it to be fairly campy, but it was a big show in india. which i had no idea. >> you know "baywatch" was, i think, a much bigger hit around the world than it was in america. i don't think people in america realize that. >> seth: yeah. >> like when that music started -- and this happened all over the world. i mean, you probably know david hasselhoff is like a ginormous celebrity in like parts of europe. >> seth: yeah, sure. >> and like various place. but when that music used to start, i mean, it was my mom's favorite show to watch. and we used to, like, run to the bed or the couch or whatever with like food and just you had to watch. it was the big american dream, you know. when you watch the show. >> seth: and did you -- when you came to america and started watching other shows, did you realize, "oh, that one wasn't that good?" [ laughter ] >> i actually really like that show. >> seth: you really do. now i -- >> i want to defend it and i still really like it. >> seth: that's fine, no. i think it's, again, different people have, you know, different tastes. >> who has ever run better in slow motion than those guys? >> seth: well now, i'm so glad you brought this up, because i've heard that you have an incredibly refined, incredibly well practiced slow motion run.
we've actually queued up the music. >> yes! >> seth: and if you don't mind. priyanka here's a little bit of the "baywatch" theme. >> okay, wait let me stand up. >> seth: okay. ♪ >> so it's slow mo, yeah? ♪ [ laughter ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: that was very good. that was very good. i take it back. >> i'm an indian movie actor. we do a lot of stuff in slow-mo. >> seth: do you? >> especially hair flips. >> seth: and you, it's like, you hear people say "we do our own stunts." but in india it's "i do my own slow-mo?" [ laughter ] we don't slow it down in post. we just do it at the time. >> listen. this "baywatch" movie, there's a lot of slo-mo coming your way. >> seth: i imagine. >> may 19th, watch for it. >> seth: yeah. you guys actually only shot 20 minutes of movie. >> basically, it's all extended. [ laughter ] >> seth: now you -- obviously in the show you have an american accent. >> yes. >> seth: we're hearing now this
is a put on, this is a fraud. >> this is my fake accent. my indian accent's my fake, i know. >> seth: but i heard you -- there's certain words that you had trouble with an american accent. >> words and phrases. >> seth: sure. >> so i've come to the conclusion that, you know, there are a lot of phrases in america which are meant to just confuse people who come from outside. so like one of my directors, so my director of photography and the action stunt guy, they're having a conversation. and they were like "no, we need to do this and she needs to do that." and the director comes in and she was like "listen, i don't have a dog in that fight. so whatever you guys want to do, let's shoot." so i was like, "wait, dogs -- [ light laughter ] "oh, two people -- oh, oh got it." >> seth: oh, i see. so you spent a lot of time just figuring out what people were talking about. >> like, what are you saying? why is there a phrase? and rolling my rs. >> seth: so what's an example? >> so i would say "terrorism." >> seth: okay, gotcha. which is wrong, yeah. [ laughter ] >> which is the english language. >> seth: sure, yeah. >> is "terrorism." but here i was supposed to say "terrorism." >> seth: yeah.
>> it's like one word -- "terrorism." so that took me like three days to say -- instead of "counter terrorism task force, "which is how i would say it. i say "counter terrorism task force." [ laughter and applause ] three days of practice. >> seth: alright, i will tell you. i did prefer your version more. >> thank you. >> seth: so another -- you know you've been an actress for a long time. but you actually were in pageants. >> yeah. >> seth: you were miss india and then you were miss world. but this, i feel like we -- this is another huge difference between the rest of the world and the united states. because your pageants were very different. >> completely. like, there's a big difference between miss universe and miss world. >> seth: yeah. >> miss world is a lot more about -- at least it was while i was the years that i was in it. it's a lot about a woman of substance, how you speak to people, how you treat people. and also is what you look like, but how smart you are and how eloquent you are. >> seth: yeah. >> and things like that. and i guess that mattered. >> seth: well, i think it makes sense, because -- you know, "miss world" makes sense, because it is actually what it is. people on the planet -- >> and the universe is aliens. [ light laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> yeah.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. our next guest is a talented young actor whose new film, "hacksaw ridge", opens in theaters everywhere this friday. let's take a look. >> after what we've just been through, any sane man would be screaming for a weapon. >> i never claimed to be sane. my daddy's a drunk. he fought it for years, but it
kind of got a hold of him hard and made him mean. >> at least you know him. mine could have been any one of ten guys and none of 'em are worth a damn, so. >> so your momma raised you? >> i knew her. but she gave it to an orphanage when i was five. never saw her again. i learned how to hate quick. learned how to judge people quicker and i got you very wrong. >> seth: please welcome to the show luke bracey. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: how are you? >> i'm well, thanks. >> seth: excellent. i'm so happy to have you here. congratulations on the film. though i heard when it premiered at the venice film festival it received a ten-minute standing ovation. >> yeah, yeah ten minutes. >> seth: that must be so flattering, but it also must be to some degree a little awkward.
what do you do for ten minutes? >> you're kind of -- you're kind of hung out there to dry in a little way. but it's, yeah, flattering. amazing. you just hope that they clap. >> seth: sure, of course. >> and then the movie finishes and you hear the applause. you're like "well, that's a good sign." and then the light come on and everyone's turned around and standing and staring at you so. it's very humbling. then after like five minutes, you're like "okay. i'll hug you again, andrew. shake your hand again, mel." and they kind of ushered us down. and we shook some hands with the crowd. and then after all like, "we gotta get out of here. we've got like interviews and stuff to do." >> seth: yeah, you got better stuff, you've got to celebrate. you don't want to just stand there like a weirdo while people are applauding. >> so eventually we got out of it. but no, one of the most humbling experiences. >> seth: this is a fantastic true story. and i feel like we've all seen a lot of world war ii stories. to see one specifically about a soldier that many people, i don't think, know a thing about. tell us a little bit about desmond doss. >> well desmond doss was the first conscientious objector to be awarded the congressional medal of honor. he was the only member of the
u.s. military in world war ii that didn't carry a weapon. and he was on this battle, hackshaw ridge. this awful battle. one of the bloodiest battles of world war ii. and when everyone retreated he stayed, without a weapon, without anything and single handedly saved 75 men. by himself, with all japanese running after him, trying to kill him. and he was just one of the most brave men that ever lived. >> seth: well, it's a fantastic film. it must be so great to be in something of this quality. yet, i heard that you thought you may have cost yourself the job in this. because you had a meeting set up with the director, mel gibson, and then you cancelled your meeting day of. >> yeah. >> seth: was that like a super kick ass power move? [ light laughter ] >> i wish it was. >> seth: yeah. >> i wish i could sit here and say it was. no, i was terribly sick. i had been doing some work in like the deserts of utah. 130 degrees, in and out of air condition. so i got really, really sick. i was supposed to have this meeting with mel. and i really waited until the absolute last minute. and finally i was like, "okay, there's no way i can meet mel gibson like this." >> seth: yeah. >> it would just be -- it'd be rude.
you know. so i kind of cancelled the meeting and i just sat in my room depressed for the next two and a half days. >> seth: sure, you blew it. >> just thinking i blew it. >> seth: yeah. >> then my phone rang one tim, a couple of days later. and i go, "hello." and he goes, "hey, luke, it's mel." and i went, "gibson?" [ laughter ] he goes, "yeah, yeah." and we just talked. >> seth: you know a lot of mels. >> yeah, exactly. [ laughter ] >> seth: uncle mel? >> i took a shot. i really -- that was a guesstimate. >> seth: there you go. and then it worked out and then you ended up in the film. >> yeah, yeah. >> seth: now, the film is incredibly brutal, incredibly violent. yet i've heard your mother has far bigger issue watching you be romantic on film. >> yeah, she's always kind of -- every time i get a job, she kind of always goes, "am i going to have to watch you kiss someone in this one again?" >> seth: that seems to be what moms like. >> maybe not my mom. >> seth: yeah. >> because it's me, i don't know. but this one is yeah, pretty brutal toward the end. and she was like, "oh, i don't know if i can watch that one again."
so, i just don't think there's any pleasing my mom when it comes to my movies. [ light laughter ] >> seth: exactly. she's like, "i'd love to see a movie about a mother and her son. maybe one of those would be nice." [ light laughter ] >> yeah. they go to a nice lunch, and then a cup of tea at the end of it. >> seth: yeah. i think that's the kind of movie a lot of moms would like to see. >> i think she'd love that. >> seth: well, there you go. >> i'll maybe try and find one like that next time. >> seth: now, acting was not your original plan. >> no. >> seth: what was your dream before you sort of found your way into this career? >> i wanted to be professional rugby player and a builder. >> seth: gotcha. >> i started playing rugby when i was three years old. and -- >> seth: is that what everyone in australia wants? >> i don't know. i mean -- >> seth: for like -- for sports. >> but i don't know if it was so responsible. i think the youngest age group was like sixes, but i was three running around. i just loved it. >> seth: yeah, it doesn't -- i don't understand how the game works, but i understand a 3-year-old shouldn't do it. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> it was all right. i mean i'm all right now. i made it through. >> seth: okay. >> but um -- >> seth: so what age did you play? >> i played until i was 18 or 19, yeah. >> seth: all right. >> and then i got asked to audition for a tv show in australia and, i thought, "it's not every day you get asked to be on telly."
>> seth: yeah. >> so i thought i'd try that. and i told my parents i was gonna be an actor. and my dad goes "you know, what most actors are son?" i go "what?" he goes "waiters." >> seth: oh wow. [ light laughter ] not incorrect. >> thanks for the confidence boost dad. but, no, very true. they're just looking out for me. >> seth: were you good at rugby? >> yeah. i played to a pretty high level, yeah. >> seth: okay, so if you hadn't been an actor, do you think -- would you have made it in the world of rugby? >> i mean, it's like anything, i mean you put in the work and hopefully you don't get injured kind of thing. >> seth: yeah. >> but it's what i wanted to do. what my mind was set on doing, yeah. >> seth: were, you parents ultimately -- are they happy now that you're not doing rugby? >> i think my mom is pretty happy i don't get absolutely beat up by guys twice my size. >> seth: so her nightmare would be you're playing rugby and then you have to kiss someone. [ laughter ] >> as i said, apparently there's just no pleasing mom. >> seth: there's no pleasing your mom. >> i think it's just afternoon tea with my mom and then she'd be happy. >> seth: there you go. well, congratulations again on this film and congratulations on all the response to it. and thank you so much for being here.