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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- kristen bell -- star of "their finest," actor bill nighy -- music from aquilo -- featuring the 8g band with charlie benante. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening, i'm seth meyers, this is "late night." how's everybody doing tonight? [cheers and applause] all right, in that case, let's get to the news. former trump campaign manager paul manafort is being accused of laundering money from the political party of ukraine's former president. "guilty!" said his face. [ laughter ]
president trump met with a congressional black caucus today. and before the meeting, jeff sessions picked up the phone and dialed 9-1, just in case. [ laughter ] supreme court nominee neil gorsuch faced another round of questioning today during his confirmation hearing. also facing another round? trump! [ light laughter ] according to a new report -- according to a new report, the average health insurance deductible is projected to be over $1500 higher under the republican plan to replace obamacare. and the only way that's good news is if hearing it gave you a heart attack now, while it's cheaper. [ laughter and applause ] the white house said yesterday that president trump was just having fun when he told a congressman that he would "come after him" for not supporting the obamacare replacement plan. the hardest part of this story to believe is that the president was having fun.
[ light laughter ] this is him at a rock concert. [ light laughter ] a band he chose, playing at a party in his honor. trump was having the least amount of fun of anyone at his inauguration, and hillary was there. [ laughter and applause ] just about every day, white house press secretary sean spicer holds a press conference where he answers questions from reporters. and to be honest, sometimes he doesn't make a whole lot of sense, which means it's time for a new segment called "breaking nonsense." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: so today, spicer was asked about whether president trump knew that paul manafort had worked for a russian oligarch in ukraine ten years ago. and here was spicer's answer. >> what else don't we know? i mean, where he went to school? what grades he got? who he played with in the sandbox? >> seth: huh? [ laughter ] we're not asking about the sandbox. we're asking about ukraine ten years ago. have you seen manafort? nobody played with him in the sandbox. [ light laughter ] that's the problem. manafort looks like the only reason he went to a sandbox was
to put out his cigarette. [ light laughter ] we don't need to wonder who he went to grade school with. he clearly grew up at the cab stand from "goodfellas." [ laughter ] also, things that that happened ten years ago still matter, like how goldman sachs contributed to a major financial crisis. so now we know not to award them with cabinet positions -- oh, wait. oh yeah, we did that. this has been "breaking nonsense." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] an obama administration homeland security official said yesterday that he believes president trump has the potential to be a great president. you know, kind of like how an airplane seat has the potential to be a flotation device. [ light laughter ] "help, i'm drowning! quick, throw me that moldy cushion!" [ light laughter ] walmart recently released a statement condemning the actions of two texas men who rode their horses through the store. though really, it's walmart's fault for selling them. [ laughter ] a new study has found three new substances in addition to catnip that will get cats high.
and they are marijuana, crack, and heroin. [ light laughter ] so just have it on hand, you know? researchers recently built an algorithm that can predict whether or not users are single based on their social media accounts. said one user, "yeah, you'd think so, but no." [ laughter ] and finally a brewery has launched a new girl scout cookie flavored beer. so now this guy has a much worse problem. [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show for you, tonight. [ cheers and applause ] from the new film "chips," kristen bell is here tonight. [cheers and applause] he's one of my favorite actors and star of the new film "their finest." bill nighy is here today. [ cheers and applause ] also we'll have music from a very cool duo from the uk. aquilo is our band tonight. [ cheers and applause ] looking forward to seeing all that. before we get to that, the saga of president trump's potential ties to russia and his false wiretapping claim continued
today, overshadowing what would otherwise have been a crucial hearing for his supreme court nominee, neil gorsuch. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: trump is apparently desperate for literally any good news these days. so, on tuesday, during a speech to the national republican congressional committee, trump suggested that the party advertised its connection to one especially beloved president, abraham lincoln. >> lincoln signed the law that built the first transcontinental railroad, uniting our country from ocean to ocean. great president. most people don't even know he was a republican, right? does anyone know? a lot of people don't know that. we have to build that up a little bit more. let's take an ad, let's use one of those pacs. >> seth: trump wants a super pac to take out an ad to let people know lincoln was a republican. [ laughter ] "in fact, make sure he's wearing one of our hats." [ light laughter ] also, this can only mean one thing.
trump just found out lincoln was a republican. [ laughter ] dude! [ cheers and applause ] the republicans literally call it the party of lincoln. did you think they were talking about the car? [ laughter ] "i thought i was going to be matthew mcconaughey." [ light laughter ] of course, trump is desperate for good press because on monday fbi director james comey both confirmed that the fbi's investigating trump's ties to russia, and debunked his unfounded claim that then-president obama wiretapped him. both the russian investigation and the wiretapping lie have been hanging over trump and his agendas. so, in an attempt to move on to other things, like the gorsuch nomination, members of trump's own party have been calling on him to apologize. >> frankly, obama is owed an apology in that regard. >> wouldn't it help if he kind of got real with everybody and said, "i -- i -- i'm sorry?" >> that needs to happen. >> yes. >> i'm going to quote my father, bob hurd, and it's something that he's told all of my friends when they've gotten married.
"it never hurts to say you're sorry." >> seth: i don't know, i'm pretty sure trump's wedding vows were just, "i will never apologize. 'til next wife do we part." [ laughter ] it also doesn't hurt normal people to say, "i'm sorry." but it might kill trump. i don't even think his mouth can make those words, "i'm sor -- i'm soo -- [ light laughter ] i'm sooo right." [ laughter ] so some republicans want trump to apologize. meanwhile. one of his biggest supporters, cnn commentator jeffrey lord, when he's not leading stranded travelers through a castle with a candelabra, is just coming up with a new excuse for trump's lies. you see trump isn't lying. he's just speaking a different language. >> look, i was on a radio talk show in birmingham, alabama, today. the "richard dixon show," by name. and we were talking about the tweet about wiretapping, and all this sort of thing. and a host said to me that he is talking to his audience, and he says, "you know, we speak americanese out here. and we know what he meant."
>> what you're arguing then is, the fbi and the justice department are mistaken for taking the president literally, because they don't speak -- uh -- >> americanese. >> americanese. >> seth: that's right, americanese. it's a combination of american and "bitch, please." [ laughter ] and if you thought you'd finally heard enough about the wiretapping story, think again. because today the republican chairman of the house intelligence committee, devin nunes, claimed mysteriously that he had learned about possible legal surveillance conducted on members of the trump team. but rather than brief the members of his own committee, he ran directly to the white house and briefed the subject of his own investigation, donald trump. and not only that, he instantly contradicted himself on the question of whether president obama was involved. >> was the president personally involved? >> it is -- it is possible. >> the president said that president obama tapped his phones. have you seen anyting -- >> that did not happen. >> seth: obama might have been involved in something that definitely did not happen.
[ light laughter ] also, you're supposed to be conducting the investigation. you don't go tell the guy you're investigating. that's like lennie briscoe telling a suspect five minutes into an episode of "law & order," "we found your prints at the scene! you better scoot!" [ light laughter ] also none of this vindicates trump. even nunes admitted that what trump said about obama was still wrong. what's especially crazy about this is that when comey testified about the russian investigation to congress on monday, nunes said this. >> there is a big gray cloud that you've now put over people who have very important work to do to lead this country. >> seth: if comey put a big gray cloud over everything, nunes just cheech & chonged it. [ light laughter ] and then there's the russian investigation. questions are now swirling about trump aides and their ties to russia. like former campaign chairman paul manafort. today the a.p. reported that manafort secretly worked for a russian billionaire to advance the interest of russian president vladimir putin. now, manafort was trump's campaign chariman from may to august last year. and yet on tuesday, white house press secretary sean spicer tried to make it sound like they
barely knew the guy. >> obviously there's been discussion of paul manafort, who played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time. >> seth: to be fair, i'm pretty sure everyone involved in the trump campaign played a limited role. you know, kind of like trump is doing now with the presidency. [ laughter ] but he's right. where did people get this idea that manafort was a key player in trump's campaign? it's not like trump aides and trump himself repeatedly went on tv and bragged about manafort's role, right? >> nobody should underestimate how much paul manafort did to really help get this campaign to where it is right now. >> who do you believe will take over the campaign? will it be paul manafort? >> yeah, i think paul -- paul is, uh -- is totally in charge. >> paul is totally in charge. >> paul manafort, has done an amazing job. he's here someplace. where's paul? [ applause ] paul manafort. oh, good, you made it. >> seth: "oh, good, you made it. how was russia? i mean, rush-hour-traffic?" [ laughter ] and then there's trump's friend
and confidant, roger stone, who has kept in touch with trump during trump's presidency. stone was also a guest at the inauguration where he wore this outfit. you know, how you dress to close an orphanage. [ laughter ] stone admitted recently that he had contact with the russian hacker accused of hacking the democrats but tried to cast the conversation as an innocuous brief exchange. "only a few direct messages that were so brief and banal i had forgotten it. to collude, i would have had to written him before. we would need a time machine to collude." dude, are you sure you don't have one? [ light laughter ] you look like an alternate timeline where abe lincoln was a coke dealer. [ laughter ] a republican coke dealer. "just give me $60, and then i'll give your coke to the 1%." [ light laughter ] so right now there's a cloud hanging over trump. his approval ratings have dropped to historic lows, and yet there's one thing that kept republicans from abandoning trump, and that's the supreme court. even republicans who are worried about the russian investigation, like south carolina senator lindsey graham, are willing to hold their noses in order to a
give conservative like neil gorsuch a lifetime appointment to the supreme court. in fact graham went out of his way to thank trump during the hearing yesterday. >> in case president trump is watching, which he may very well be. one, you did a good job picking judge gorsuch. i really want to congratulate the president to pick you. quite frankly, i was worried about who he'd pick -- maybe somebody on tv. [ laughter ] >> seth: "ha ha. because -- because you see, the president's an idiot. [ laughter ] i thought he was going to pick judge judy. [ laughter ] but he picked you. he picked you, so congratulations." by the way, trump probably did think he was picking a guy from tv. "get me the guy from 'ncis.' [ laughter ] close enough. i'll take it." seriously though, if there's one thing this hearing has made clear so far it's that republicans love neil gorsuch. in fact, just look at the loving gaze of ted cruz's face as he watched gorsuch speak. [ laughter ] i haven't seen that look on
cruz's face since the iowa state fair when he saw that cow made of butter. [ laughter ] and if all this enthusiasm is a little exhausting to you, you're not alone. later in the day, the chairman of the committee, who was running the hearing -- iowa senator, chuck grassley -- literally turned the gavel over to another senator so he could go to sleep. >> i have asked senator tillis to take over, about eight o'clock, so i can be in bed by nine o'clock. because i get up at 4:00 in the morning and i want to able to be able to get a good night's sleep so i can run in the morning. >> seth: that's an 83-year-old man who runs at 4:00 in the morning, which incidentally is the gop plan to replace medicare. [ laughter ] "my glaucoma's getting worse." "have you tried jogging in the dark?" [ laughter ] of course republicans are probably so giddy during the hearing because they knew they were getting away with one of the greatest thefts in modern politics -- the stealing of a lifetime appointment to the supreme court from president obama. and on top of that they got a conservative nominee who has shared very little about his actual views.
in fact, gorsuch did everything he could during the hearings to evade even the most straightforward questions, using folksy mannerisms to charm the panel. >> do you still have a friendship or relationship with him? >> i -- i -- last time i saw him -- gosh, gosh. i want to say it was 2008, maybe? you can call me naïve if you want. i love to fish. i am not, you know, a philosopher king. i have written over, oh gosh, written or joined over six million words. gosh, is that the -- it's the gettysburg address. have i ruled against the government? my goodness, goodness no. goodness no. goodness no. goodness no, senator. i mean, golly. [ laughter ] >> seth: does he want to be a judge in mayberry? 'cause i think even aunt bea would be like "answer the question, asshole." [ laughter ] fundamentally, these hearings are awkward because we're in the unprecedented situation of a president trying to fill a stolen supreme court seat while under the cloud of an fbi investigation. if the shoe were on the other foot, republicans would stonewall for four years. in fact, if abraham lincoln were
here today, i think we all know what he'd say. "do you want some cocaine?" [ laughter ] this has been "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] we'll be right back with kristen bell, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ red line, 20 minute delay. oh, no. (rhythmic clatter) can't get a signal? so annoying, right? yeah, and i'm late for a job interview. hey, man, can you just nix it, just for like two seconds? thank you. you need verizon. they have the largest, most reliable 4g lte network in america. it's made to work in places like this. with verizon unlimited, we could video chat the interview in hd right here. okay. hey, man, i'll cue you. (vo) when it really, really matters, you need the best network and the best unlimited. just $45 per line for four lines. i'm a people person. (drumming resumes)
>> seth: welcome back, everybody. please give it up for the 8g band right over there. [ cheers and applause ] also joining us again tonight, he is the groundbreaking drummer for one of the big four pioneers in thrash metal, anthrax, whose new album, "for all kings" is out now, along with a u.s. tour kicking off next week at the wellmont theater in montclair, new jersey. charlie benante is here. how ya doing, charlie? [ cheers and applause ] thank you for being here, buddy. you know our first guest from her work in "frozen" and nbc's "the good place." her new movie "chips" opens in theaters this friday. let's take a look. [ laughter ] >> hey. >> hi, what's up? i'm right in the middle of giving a swim lesson. >> oh, sorry. >> what are you wearing? >> oh, it's my, um -- uniform. from the chp. >> aren't you supposed to change out of it after you get off work? >> yeah, you can, i mean
probably most guys -- you know, it was my first day, so i thought you'd probably want to see what i look like. >> in all brown? it's great, john. >> seth: please welcome to the show, kristen bell, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: so happy to see you. >> i'm so happy to see you. >> seth: thank you for being here. i want to talk about this film, but i want to talk about something else first. you are a huge fan of the show "dateline." >> of course. >> seth: okay, this is keith morrison. explain for those who have wasted their life, and have not watched "dateline." >> is there anyone who hasn't seen "dateline"? >> seth: maybe. >> i hope not. listen, "dateline," it's -- it's true crime. i like it very much. it's on five days a week. i've seen almost every episode. and there is one correspondent who i took a particular liking to. his name is keith morrison. >> seth: yep. >> he is just -- first of all, he's this beautiful, just silver
fox. >> seth: yeah. [ light laughter ] >> and he's got these -- when he interviews someone, he -- it seems as though he's known them for 25 years. even the criminals. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> you can't believe it. and when he talks, he has this smooth, sexy voice. and it's so smoky, i just love him. >> seth: yeah, and you got to interview him for the 25th anniversary of the show. >> i did. they asked me to interview him, and i was like, "of course." and then i got really nervous, because i was interviewing like my -- the best interviewer, the second best interviewer. >> seth: thank you. nice save. [ laughter ] >> but then i was like, "hm, what do i ask him? what do i ask him?" i mean, i definitely asked him, "do you at the very least take your mic out for dinner and a movie before you record, because you like make love to that thing." >> seth: wow. >> and he, like, really didn't know what to do with that question, because i think maybe he thought it was going to be a legit interview. [ laughter ] and he kept asking me questions, and i was like, "stay in your lane." >> seth: yeah. >> you know?
you're in the hot seat now, keith. >> seth: do you -- >> but i also needed some honest advice from him, because i had to get to him, because my husband googled from my phone, as a prank, "how do i get away with murdering my husband?" [ laughter ] and then he told me! he's like -- >> seth: what's the prank though? >> "guess what i just googled?" that i'm on, like, a watch list i guess? >> seth: i think the only prank is, if your husband dies, you're a suspect. >> no, of course. and that's why i needed keith. i was like, "second question, how much trouble am i in?" >> seth: yeah. >> he said quite a bit. [ light laughter ] >> seth: i like to think that there's still people out there who are googling how to kill a spouse. like that, to me -- that you're not just taking it in your own hands. >> like, a lot of people on "dateline" do it. >> seth: really? >> yeah. >> seth: wow, well good for them. [ light laughter ] good for the internet. >> i guess, i guess. >> seth: people used to have to go to the library and say, "do you have any books on killing a spouse?" [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> seth: so your husband, who you mentioned, is dax shepard, who wrote and directed and was in that clip.
>> i know. >> seth: starred, wrote, directed and -- >> can you believe it? he did everything. >> seth: you play his wife in the film? >> i do. >> seth: do you have to ask to play the wife or is it just assumed? >> no, it's not assumed. well, first of all, directors should be able to cast whoever they want. >> seth: yeah. >> but i was sleeping with the writer and the director and lead actor, so i knew i had a really good chance. [ laughter ] i said -- when he got the job, i said, "oh, can i be in it?" and he was like, "of course, you can play my wife." and then he starts writing and like a month later, he genuinely sat me down and he's like, "honey, i'm having a little bit of hesitation about actually casting you, because you're too, um -- uh, like, likeable." >> seth: oh. >> and i took it as a compliment, but he's like, "you're just bubbly, and i don't want anybody wanting us to be together." and i said, "i can be unlikable. welcome to the next week of your life." [ laughter ] like, do you want me to audition? because i will. no, but he legit did make me read the scene with him. >> seth: and this -- he was here yesterday, and he was talking, a lot of stunts for him. a lot of crashes.
you took a great physical role. >> yeah. >> seth: a risk, a physical risk. what was your -- >> listen. >> seth: a transformation? >> well, it was -- yes, it was a physical sacrifice. and i feel like i've joined the ranks of, like, you know when christian bale, like, loses 200 pounds for a role. >> seth: right. >> i was like, "my craft deserves it. i gotta do it. i'm a serious actor." i was breastfeeding at the time. i wanted my character to have an aggressive boob job. like aggressive, like it's the only thing you can think about when you see someone. so i didn't pump for a full day. >> seth: uh-huh. >> and i said to the kids, "daddy's making a movie, go to the fridge, the food truck is closed." [ laughter ] it's closed. and because i'm not -- well, you can see, i'm not working with much, but when i was breastfeeding, that's major. >> seth: yeah. [ light laughter ] >> and it's real nice, and it's funny because, like, when people see it, there's so much cleavage. and they're like, "wow, your husband kind of sexualized you." i'm like, "first of all, nobody sexualizes me but me." [ laughter ] okay? i suggested it, and the one
disagreement we had on the set of "chips" was that i came out in that red bathing suit, and i had the zipper undone to like here. and i was, like, feeling so good. and he's like, "honey, you gotta zip that up a little bit. it's like -- it's good, but it's pulling focus. you can't." and i was like, "here?" he's like, "no, more." like, here? more. and so we settled. they were fun. >> seth: we just had a kid as well, and i know that i've transitioned into being a different kind of movie viewer. because when i saw that clip, my reaction was, "someone just had a kid." >> yeah! [ laughter ] someone needs to let a little off the top if you know what i mean. but it's painful, you know, it's painful when you're engorged. >> seth: yeah. no, i had no idea. >> that's why it was my physical sacrifice. >> seth: this is your great thing. this is your charlize in "monster." >> yeah. >> seth: yeah. you're going to get an oscar for this. >> i might. i don't know, guys. i haven't heard anything yet, but it wouldn't shock me. >> seth: you wouldn't have heard yet. [ laughter ] you wouldn't have heard yet. >> look at this lengths she went to. i don't even know when those
things come out. >> seth: yeah. >> but i don't know. let me know. >> seth: they do let you know. >> if you hear anything, will you let me know? >> seth: i will, i promise. [ laughter ] >> this is very exciting. >> seth: dax, of course, so excited about motorcycles. he loves motorcycles. >> he loves them. >> seth: is it true he is also a stunt man on the film? >> oh, well here's the greatest thing. so he casts michael pena, who he's long loved. they basically fall in love on the movie. like i was like -- i had to take a step back. they're so incredibly, like charming in the movie. there's so much charisma between the two of them, and they like razz each other all the time. and mike was always like giving him flak, he was like, "oh, your name's got to be everywhere like, written by, directed by," like all the title cards. so to mess with him back, on the day that we shot the opening stunt sequence where michael is the driver and it's this crazy, intense sequence, dax stunted him, just so that it would say in the credits, stunt double for michael pena, dax shepard. [ laughter ] >> seth: that is a very effective burn. >> it's kind of the best, right?
>> seth: yeah, that's really great. also the best, i was talking to you backstage. "the good place." such a fantastic show. >> thanks, i love it so much. >> seth: and you get to work with ted danson. >> ugh, i know, right? [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: incredible cast. >> yeah. >> seth: our friend, mike schur is the creator. >> the best. the best of the best, mike schur. >> seth: and ted danson -- i've talked to people a lot about this. he's such a lovely man, and that's very important, because nothing would be more heartbreaking than if ted danson was not a good person. >> that's true. no, but he delivers. >> seth: he's the nicest person. >> literally the nicest. from like, 6:00 in the morning, he's like, cheerful and sweet, and i'm like -- i don't want to talk to anyone before double digits. and like, if it's before 10:00, we don't need to talk about it. but i -- we've like become really, really good friends, and we took -- i took him to - i said, "you're going to love this," because he likes games. i was like, come to an escape room with me. so dax and i took him and mary -- his wife mary steenbergen -- to an escape room in los angeles. but i made a mistake. sometimes, they don't tell you -- >> seth: so you go -- for those who don't know, you go into the escape room. >> oh, yeah! so you go into an escape room
and it's like, you get all these clues, and the room has all these crazy clues and you have to solve this puzzle and get out within an hour. and it's really hard. it's like a big mind game. >> seth: but it's fun because you're with a group, and you try to solve the clues together. >> yeah, it's like an interactive game. >> seth: right. >> and i took him -- what i didn't realize is that when we got there, they split our group into two and they separated us by like this tiny window. it was already a little of a bummer. then they shut the lights off. and ted was like, "what's happening?" and they gave us flashlights. and i remember he was just -- he was standing there with his flashlight, and then he just sat down in a chair and handed me his flashlight and kind of sunk. [ laughter ] he did not have fun. and we didn't escape. it was a very hard one. but i haven't given up. i'm going to take him to another one, and he is going to enjoy it. >> seth: i'm sure he will. >> yeah. >> seth: thank you so much for being here. it's always such a pleasure seeing you here. >> thanks for having me. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: kristen bell, everybody. "chips" opens in theaters this friday. we'll be right back with bill nighy. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ come and get it.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. my next guest is a talented actor who you know from films like "love, actually" and "the best exotic marigold hotel." his new film "their finest" opens in select theaters on april 7th. let's take a look. >> the role of the inebriated uncle. >> no. >> you know, after conversations like this with my brother, i would say, "what have you got to lose by being honest, sammy?" explain to the man he's 63, not 36. and that his brief moment of fame as inspector chanfort -- >> chanforth. inspector chanforth. >> please be calm, mr. hilliard. >> i am perfectly calm. what you are seeing is controlled anger tempered with
icy detachment. it's one of the many subtle emotions of which a good actor is capable. >> seth: please welcome to the show, bill nighy. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: i'm so honored to have you here. >> thank you. >> seth: thank you for being here. and i want to ask from that clip, this is -- you play an actor who is finding out that he is not being offered the role of the younger character in a film. >> yeah. >> seth: is this a moment you feel every actor has? >> yeah, i think every actor goes through that. i certainly did. i remember a phone call when i was about 39, and i got a call from my agent in england saying, "darling, it's hamlet. it's moscow and tokyo." and i said, "i don't want to play hamlet." she said, "no, no, not hamlet. claudius." >> seth: right. [ light laughter ] >> which means -- which means that's when you discover you're
hamlet's uncle. [ light laughter ] >> seth: it gets worse. 'cause there's a skull in that play. [ laughter ] this -- the director of this film, you were a fan before you took this part. >> yeah, i was desperate to work with lone scherfig, who made this film. she's a danish filmmaker, very serious filmmaker, and she made a film called "an education," with carey mulligan. it was a great movie. and mostly what i like about her is she laughs at my jokes. >> seth: oh, that's good. >> yeah, that's really all i require from a director. she used to come from behind the camera just weeping with laughter and that's my kind of director. [ laughter ] >> seth: you like to work with a fan of yours. >> yeah, yeah. >> seth: this is very exciting, because i believe there are so many fans of this film, "love, actually." a fantastic film, and -- [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> seth: you just -- there was just a reunion with everyone from this cast for a fantastic charity event called red nose day. >> yep. >> seth: so a ten-minute short film, pretty much everybody shows up. >> yep. >> seth: was it fun to see everybody again? >> yeah, it was really cool. everybody came. nobody hesitated. it's to raise money for red nose
day which is on may the 25th. you'll see what's happened to everybody in the 14 years since the movie was made. it's the perfect extrapolations of what might have gone on. i can -- i'm not allowed to tell you anything, except that you don't miss hugh grant. [ laughter ] and don't miss liam neeson. >> seth: okay. >> and everyone was back, and colin firth and andrew lincoln and chiwetel ejiofor keira knightley and lucia and colin firth. they were all back, and it was very, very nice to see everybody. >> seth: was it fun to -- because this is such an iconic character you played. was it fun to revisit billy? >> it was tough getting into the trousers, but -- [ laughter ] you know, but i made it. >> seth: there you go. >> and i had to wear some kind of unsettling jewelry, and those shoes -- those shoes are very big and they're electric blue, and you can bid for those shoes. those shoes could be yours. >> seth: oh, really? >> yeah. >> seth: well, that's fantastic. that goes with -- i don't think it goes with anything i own. but yeah. [ laughter ] and was that costume -- is it exciting for you when you have -- play a part with a costume that iconic and that fun to put on?
>> well, i mean i had to be persuaded in the original film. i had to be persuaded into lycra. >> seth: uh-huh. >> which when you're -- i think i was -- i don't know, i think i was 48. you know, it's tough when you're 48 to get into tight pants, but i -- and also they gave me a top which did not meet my trousers. [ light laughter ] >> seth: that's a very unkind thing to ask a 48-year-old, but you're a very -- you're a lean, mean, fighting machine. i felt like that -- you were the right one to do it. >> well, thank you. [ laughter ] >> seth: you're not liking lycra. did that -- did you do a bunch of shakespeare? 'cause i know that's a sort of tight pants situation. >> well i used to -- yeah, quite. i mean, people used to ask me why there was a considerable lack of classical work on my resume, and i used to joke that it was because i couldn't operate in those kind of trousers. and actually it's true. [ laughter ] you know, i know it's a pathetic thing for an actor to say, but if you if you want my to appear in public, i want to kind of look my best. you know what i mean? and i really can only operate in a decent lounge suit.
what we used to call a lounge suit. >> seth: "love, actually," i've heard you say, is this the film that sort of -- after this film, you had to audition less. >> in fact i didn't -- yeah, one of the greatest things that's ever happened to me professionally, and "love, actually" made it happen, was that i no longer had to audition. and if you ask any actor about that, they will tell you it's like the greatest possible thing that could happen. and i -- because all those lonely mornings where you had to sit in outer offices and then go in and pretend to bounce up and down and be on horseback and have an imaginary sword. [ light laughter ] you know, and do internal monologues on horseback. those were terrible days and they stopped because of "love, actually." >> seth: so that's a great gift. are you the kind of actor who enjoys watching yourself on film? >> i would rather drive nails through my eyeballs, to be honest. [ laughter ] >> seth: what about it - 'cause i enjoy it a great deal. what about it is distressing to you? >> everything about it is distressing to me. it's not only -- even when i was younger and less complicated to look at -- [ laughter ] even then i -- even then i couldn't bear it.
and it's not so much the way i look, although i'm not crazy about it, or the way that i sound. it's the acting i can't bear -- >> seth: yeah. >> it's like -- because i can see -- see all those little bits of cowardice, all those compromises you make or that thing you do when you can't quite pull something off, that default thing you do? and you think, "oh, my god, i did that thing again." [ light laughter ] you know, it's just -- and then i have to recover and go back to work so it's best if i leave it alone. >> seth: oh, there you go. that's good. i want to talk about one more of your "love, actually" co-stars, hugh grant. i have heard -- i'm a huge fan of what hugh grant does. but you are a huge fan of romantic comedies. >> yeah. >> seth: and i would argue he is the best of all time. >> he's the king. he does something, which he makes looks very, very easy, and very simple, but very few people can actually do. which is to be kind of -- not only is he impossibly good-looking obviously, but to be kind of heroic and dignified and funny, too. and he does it with great ease. and i'm a huge fan of his. and i do like rom-coms. i mean, if i'm flipping on tv and i get to "jerry mcguire" i stay there. [ laughter ]
because where are you going to go? you know? it's like -- [ laughter ] it's like, i have to see when she says that thing, you know? [ laughter ] you know the thing she says. >> seth: i like that you have so much respect for it, you don't want to ruin that thing for the few people who haven't seen it. >> there may be people out there. [ light laughter ] >> seth: such a pleasure to have you here, always been such a fan. thank you so much for making the time, bill. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: bill nighy, everybody. "their finest" opens in select theaters on april 7th. we'll be right back with more "late night." [cheers and applause] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night", everybody. you know, i think if there's one thing we can all agree on,it's that new discoveries of different species make it a very exciting time in the world of zoology. [ light laughter ] you know, just recently, scientists -- i don't know if you heard this -- scientists have discovered four new animals that have everyone buzzing. you've heard the buzzing. they are the marine annelid worm, the dwarf lemur, the tiny frog, and the buck-toothed ghost shark. from madagascar to antarctica, their discovery has marked a new era in zoology. but i realize, me talking about this, it's very boring. that's why -- thank goodness, that's why there's a group going around to schools to teach kids about these newly-discovered animals in a fun and exciting way, and we're lucky to have them here tonight. so please welcome the four new animals. [ cheers and applause ] >> woo! >> ha-ha! yeah! >> all right! ♪ are you ready for some wild
rhymes? >> yeah! ♪ animals are everywhere not just in a zoo let's learn about some animals that are brand new ♪ ♪ in the bottom of the sea is where i like to squirm you can call me marine annelid worm ♪ ♪ scientists are glad that they found me i have a lot to teach them about the deep blue sea ♪ ♪ >> seth: see, if i was a kid in school, i would be so happy right now. [ laughter ] ♪ ♪ if you don't like furry friends i'll make you a believer ♪ ♪ what's this fuzzy buddy's name dwarf lemur ♪ ♪ you can find me in a tree or down in the grass and if you let me girl you gon find me ♪ ♪ up in that ass [ laughter ] >> seth: i don't think that's okay for kids. [ laughter ] ♪ ♪ this tiny frog has the world insane i stay blinged out 'cause i'm slinging cocaine ♪ ♪ i know i look hot
but i am cold-blooded don't sell on my block or your neck gon get cutted ♪ [ laughter ] >> seth: it's getting worse, it's getting worse. ♪ they let me outta jail but that animal's still in me ♪ ♪ i'll pull out a shank on a bitch and cold stab 'em in the kidney ♪ [ laughter ] >> seth: okay, i feel like we should stop this, but i also want to hear from the buck-tooth ghost shark. ♪ ♪ watch my ass jiggle while you pull my hair girlfriend married i don't care ♪ ♪ i'm a down-ass bitch with a big fat ass drinkin' liquor from the bottle ♪ ♪ [bleep] the glass not just anybody can turn this trick ♪ ♪ you need a fat-ass wallet and a fat-ass [bleep] ♪ [ laughter ] >> ohh! >> we have been fear of an animal planet! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: she never even said shark. on behalf of nbc, i'd like to apologize. we'll be right back with music from aquilo. [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: our next guests are a musical duo from the uk making their television debut with us tonight. performing "silhouette," please welcome aquilo. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ stood at the cold face stood with our backs to the sun ♪ ♪ i can remember being nothing but fearless and young ♪ ♪ we've become echoes but echoes they fade away
we've fallen to the dark as we dive under the waves ♪ ♪ i heard you say the devil's on your shoulder the stranger's in your head as if you don't remember ♪ ♪ as if you can forget it's only been a moment it's only been a lifetime ♪ ♪ but tonight you're a stranger some silhouette ♪ ♪ let's go out in flames so everyone knows who we are 'cause these city walls ♪ ♪ never knew that we'd make it this far
we've become echoes but echoes are fading away ♪ ♪ so let's dance like two shadows burning out our glory days ♪ ♪ devil's on your shoulder strangers in your head as if you don't remember as if you can forget ♪ ♪ it's only been a moment it's only been a lifetime but tonight you're a stranger some silhouette ♪ ♪ just hold me just hold me just hold me just hold me ♪
♪ devil's on your shoulder strangers in your head as if you don't remember as if you can forget ♪ ♪ it's only been a moment it's only been a lifetime but tonight you're a stranger some silhouette ♪ ♪ only been a moment it's only been a lifetime but tonight you're a stranger some silhouette ♪ ♪ but tonight you're a stranger some silhouette ♪ ♪ ♪
[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: my thanks to kristen bell, bill nighy, aquilo, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] charlie benante and of course, the 8g band. stay tuned for "carson daly." we'll see you tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> carson: good evening. you are watching nbc in the middle of the night. and guess what? it is time for "last call." tonight, at the time new york hotel, here's what we got for you. actor/comedian baron vaughn is in our spotlight.