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this morning this morning on "today's take," the hot stars of the hot movie "deadpool." ryan reynolds and his cast all here. then, the country singer sitting at number one on the charts, thomas rhett. and we're going to catch up with forest whittaker. all that and so much more, coming up right now. >> from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist, and tamron hall. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome today on an ash wednesday morning, february
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season. i am here along with natalie and jenna bush hager. cameron hampshire. >> i'm going, you want to go? >> oh! >> i do want to go. >> you think they'll let me in? >> i think so. >> i wouldn't let you in. >> you've let me in before. >> this show today is huge! >> going to be "yuge"! the y. >> as donald or bernie would say. huge, huge, huge, huge, huge. we've got ryan reynolds and the incredible cast of "deadpool." >> which is unbelievably funny.
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i support them. because i know -- [ cheers and applause ] i i know, i've had a blessed life. but i also know what it's like to stumble and fall. h >> well, that's her message to the young women out there. we'll see if there's some adjustments to that. guys, back in new york. because it is, as willie pointed out, significant she lost women by 11%, not just young women. and we reiterate that, because in iowa, we saw her lose handily to young people. we saw the same thing.
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referring to as hillary's woman problem. and we'll see how her campaign adjusts to that moving on.oo >> all right, guys, good job out there. by the way, next key date in politics, south carolina primary, the nevada democratic caucus. both on february 20th. that's coming up as well. >> that reminds me of a key date that we have coming up this weekend. valentine's day. >> right. the 14th. >> we know what natalie is going to do from earlier.oi >> what are you going to do valentine's day? >> i don't know, i'm going to go to bed early. >> i'm going to see "deadpool." >> there's a prediction about valentine's day and "ghostbusters 2" which is making the rounds online. in this prediction, bill murray's character is talking to a psychic. check it out. >> you have another date in di mind? >> according to my source, the
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>> what's your last meal? >> rib eye steak, cream spinach, steak fries, apple cobbler, and ice cream on top. >> you had me at the rib eye steak. >> a lotot of people have been going to our facebook page because we've got a "today's take" facebook page. this iss day 11 of 25 days of prizes. especially with the weather forecast we've got coming up, this is spectacular.
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trip to hannock beach. palm cost florida. it's for two folks, four days, three night. go to facebook.com/todaystake. we're going to hit the button on how many of you like us.s. man. and did i mention ryan reynolds coming up with his entire cast of "deadpool." they're fantastic. check that out, coming upn "today's take." well, we've got snow making its way across the great lakes into the northeast. so it's going to be a chilly one today. especially throughout the great lakes. single digits, teens, 20s, 30s as you get into the northeast. gulf coast looking fairly good. nice and warm as you make your way into southern california. 88 in los angeles. showers and 59. 25 in cleveland. light snow. 37 in boston. these temperatures are going to really take -- oh, hit the button now and see where we are!
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today we're at 215,000. so don't forg >> chris: some patchy flurries and light snow this morning. good morning, everyone. cold start, but temperatures warping into the low to >> some patchy flurries and light snow this morning, cold start and the temperatures warming into the 30s today. and the possibility of heavier showers and snow squalls this afternoon. west of 495, close to an inch and a half or two inches of snow. story over the weekend. arctic air. coldest since last february. talking about temperatures belie 0 on sunday morning, and windchills, -20 on sunday morning. weather. >> we're all excited about this. up next, one of hollywood's sexiest stars. we'll catch up with ryan reynolds and the cast of "deadpool" right after this. them forever. sweaters stretch into muumuus. and pilled cardigans become pets. but it's not you, it's the laundry.
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it was a big weekend at the box office. "deadpool" hitting theaters on friday. >> ryan reynolds stars in the former special forces operative, gets turned into a superhero. we have the love interest in the film and ed, who plays ajax. the villain who gave "deadpool" the awful makeover. >> oh, yeah. >> "deadpool." >> this has been a passion
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>> 11, yes. >> this is not your typical superhero movie. >> no, it's unorthodox from the op it's rated r, plus, plus. >> yup. >> it definitely earns the r rating. not for kids. >> no, no, no. although, my 1-year-old daughter loved this film. >> really? >> she liked it. five diapers up. she was into it. >> raising her well. >> we need that early in life.
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the superhero genre, being in "goth "goth "gotham." that was probably a little different though. >> it was nice to have a strong female lead. it was nice to embody her and play somebody who can give it back to that guy. >> literally. >> exactly. >> and t.j., you are hilarious as his friend, the weasel, bartender. >> you son of a gun. >> you did it again! >> there is a scene, i understand, that when you first see him, when he comes back, after the whole whatever happened to his face happened to his face, you couldn't keep it together on set, i hear. >> i couldn't. he was fine. he was totally in character. >> i would break out at my own jokes, definitely. he's a great improviser so we were able to go back and forth
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this is live television, you know, but it was a blast. it really was. >> you bleeped yourself. >> yeah. this is what's real. it was great. >> amazing. >> stop it. you're making us very nervous. >> it's what i do on tv. >> we need a bleeping button attach attached. >> a lot of actors say it's fun being the good guy but so much fun playing the bad guy. >> it's fun when it's an interesting character. whether you're good or bad, if it's three dimensional, has arc, you have a director who pushes you to your limits and wants to work with you and make it interesting, then it's great. this was a dream role in many ways. >> your action sequences are incredible, between the two of you. what did you have to do to get into character? >> he was incredible. he was like -- he was incredible.
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months training and fighting. he plays the villain. i mean, he's from milwaukee. he has a british accent that's just for the film. you can't have a villain -- that was, i think, a dedication i've never seen before. daniel day-lewis levels of dedication. >> i'm still doing it. >> absolutely. >> still into it. >> your fight scenes were amazing. >> i do a lot of my own action stuff. some of the actions were this. >> pour a drink. >> a bigger drink, take it away. >> oh, yeah, yeah. all. i have a forearm issue. >> we talked about that. tennis elbow. >> from ping-pong, table tennis. >> i get the sense of what it must have been like on set with you guys. >> my face hurt. >> i bet. >> roker, you son of a dog.
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we are back with ryan reynolds, t.j. miller, morena baccarin and ed skrein. we'll play a game called stories from the set. i'll ask a question and you'll put up the appropriate picture. >> i like it. >> on set, who has the dirtiest mouth? >> oh, wow. i thought i had the dirtiest mouth. >> all right. t.j., your cast mates say you. >> really? i say "deadpool," the movie. >> you're going for the whole cast. who forgets to silence their cell phone? >> i don't know. i don't know if we did that.
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>> best ad libber? >> ryan and t.j. on this one. >> it's hard to pick. >> i don't think i understand how this works. >> you point at the cameras and get out of the way of this guy. >> who had the messiest trailer? >> i didn't go in there and i guarantee you. >> i have "deadpool" on every panel. >> were you ever in his trailer? >> i wasn't. >> absolutely not! >> congealed bacon fat in his dresser. all the furniture is made out of that. let's stop. you carry on. >> i have better furniture. >> who is best at karaoke? >> oh, oh, oh! >> ryan, actually. >> no, no, no.
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i'm never gonna dance again got no rhythm >> i only go high. if i go low, the broadcast network shuts you down. >> they bleep that out. >> exactly. i'm the white berry. >> you meant white? >> manalow or -- yeah. >> who has the worst taste in music? >> ed has the best. >> i'm going with t.j. i have to go with someone. ed is a musician. >> when in doubt, go with t.j. who did most of their own stunts? >> obviously, me. >> actually, no, it's true. you did every one of your own stunts. it's true. >> they weren't spectacular.
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taking a look at the taking a look at the headlines, a couple of big auto recalls to tell you about. recalling because they could have defected driver side airbags made by takata. the recall affects mercedes-benz cars and suvs from the 2005 through 2014 model years. also, general motors recalling nearly half a million pickups and suvs in north america because brake pedals could fall. the automaker is calling back the chevrolet silverado h.d., and the gmc sierra hd from 2015 and 2016. the brake pedal pivot nut may
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soon. curtains will go up in spring of 2018. "frozen" the highest animated grossing film in history earning $1.3 billion worldwide. you'll get to hear that song, get that back into your head over and over again. let's get a check of the weather right now from al. >> i wish they would open it up, in summer! anyway, we are looking today at some snow showers across the great lakes, on into northern new york. in fact, lake effect snow may dump upwards of a foot up near syracuse. showers in the pacific northwest toasty in los angeles. high of 88 degrees. stays warm in the southwest for tomorrow. northwest. going to be windy and much colder northeast great lakes on into the mid-atlantic states. boston freeze warnings >> chris: some pat >> some patchy flurries and light snow this morning, cold start and the temperatures warming into the 30s today. and the possibility of heavier
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morning. neill, but i had never seen this play. i rarely found anybody who has. so it was exciting to find this material that was written so well. and it was really rich and gave me a great opportunity. >> this is your broadway debut. and you are basically on this stage the entire time with just one other actor for the most part. so the entire time -- is that intimidating to think -- i mean, you have to make sure you get that dialogue down and you're carrying that audience over that hour. >> yeah, it's a very frightening experience. >> not to add to the pressure. >> i'm trying to get used to it. we're in previews now. it's just a second preview. >> you have to change your voice
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can you give us a little preview while it's in preview about how you get into character. >> i guess he's a gambler. when we start talking about gambling, all of a sudden something starts happening. and i guess the voice of the character is a little higher than mine. a little more quick. his wit is faster than mine. it's an interesting thing to try to find. i was able to do that by doing a little bit of research and talking to a couple of gamblers. >> some interesting slang from the '20s. >> oh, yeah. yeah. you got the regular stuff like the dave's dolls. stuff like that. but then you have stuff like lousy with jack, which is like having lots of money. you know i mean? so it's very interesting. >> you're famous for really getting into character, the method acting style. very intimidating characters years. what do you do to relax? fun?
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and spend time with family. just go through the streets, nothing special. >> you're a texas guy. a fellow texan. your daughter, you're just said she's a musician. >> yeah. >> talk to us about watching her perform. >> she did her debut at south by southwest this year. it was overwhelming for me to see her, performing her own music. her voice is beautiful. and her styling is amazing. i was so proud. >> you can tell you're a proud father. >> yeah. >> and then you got a completely different kind of project coming up, "star wars: rogue." >> yeah, i did that right before i came here. >> you have scenes already shot? >> yeah, it's done. comes out next christmas. the character i can't really talk about it, unfortunately. >> j.j. abrams has silenced you? >> a guy named garreth directed this one. he's doing the next one.
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you cut out a heart. just gluing down with this modge podge. it's like a mixture. it dries clear. when you're all done, it looks like this. you peel away thing bag and you get these beautiful sun catchers. really easy for kids to make. >> great project. >> we suggest you go in with the hearts already cut. >> yes, with this age group, absolutely. cut those out. good job, ryan. now we're doing bird feeders. this is my preschool classroom. this is gisele. this is a simple, simple mixture of bird feed, water, corn syrup, and gelatin. she's going to press it down really hard into the molds. when they dry, you get these bird feeders. the key is to put a hole in it while it's still wet. feeders.
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teachers, your friends, birdie bff this is the backyard. >> to feed the pigeons in your backyard. >> exactly. >> or squirrels. >> for older kids, i love these. these can be expensive. we found a pack at the dollar store. just plain cards. all we did was trace them, and with embroidery needles, which are less sharp, she is lacing back and forth. fine motor skills. and then you come up with these great laced cards. >> cute! >> so great. >> and old school. >> for another non-candy and treat for your classroom, these are just pencil arrows. these were like one or $2 apiece. we made ours for 20 cents. we got pencils. this is sienna. she's just cutting out our template, the top and the bottom. and then you can give these to your friends and they can actually use their pencils at school. >> cute. >> very easy and fun with your kids. >> i am very interested in what he's making.
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most fun kid treats right there. and we turn it into a giant kiss. just by putting it into a funnel. go ahead and put that in there, as much as you can. you want to spray that really well with cooking spray. and then, once it's in there for like 30 minutes, add a tag, and you're ready to go. >> and the best part is you can >> exactly. >> and then you can sneak a bite. >> you can have a bite. i won't tell. >> this is really fun. all you need is strips of paper and a stapler. you're going to put two strips of paper together and you're going to put it -- and you're going to staple it. and then you're going to do the same thing, you're going to keep going and going and going and you get this great garland. >> so many great projects. there are so many to get there. great idea. >> thanks for helping us. coming up next, we've got
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(moaning) ...alec? thomas rhett is making country music history. >> his song "die a happy man" broke taylor swift's record for six weeks at number one on the country air play chart. >> we'll talk to thomas in a moment. first, let's see how it all began. >> reporter: country music is a family affair for thomas rhett. who grew up with a musical influences of his singer/songwriter father. to you don't stop, i'm gonna >> reporter: following in his dad's footsteps, he released his debut album "it goes like this" in 2012. hey, girl, i'm far away >> reporter: which led to three chart-topping hits. girl, i got to get me some of that
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success, thomas co-wrote singles for fellow country greats. including jason aldean's "1994" and florida georgia line's "round here." last year, his second album, "tangled up," climbed to number two and earned him three academy of country music award nominations. falling down >> reporter: thomas rhett is headed across the u.s. with jason aldean on the we were here tour. taking the country by storm and proving that he is here to stay. >> thomas rhett is with us this morning. how good is it to be you, as i rattle off numbers. "die a happy man," 13 weeks at number on on the billboard hot
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nominated for 3 acm awards. 2 iheart awards. i'm exhausted. >> it's crazy. i'm blown away with what happened. seems like an eternity but it has been a few short years. we love it, man. we love traveling and playing shows, making new fans and writing good music. >> you're making lots of fans. >> thank you. i appreciate it. >> the neat thing is, it's not just country, it sounds like there's soul and r&b influences in there, as well. >> there are, man. i grew up with a dad, obviously, that sang country music. it was my first love. my first concert was the rolling stones. on the way to school, it was the beatles, aretha franklin, all kinds of music. to sit down and write one thing and put myself in a box like that never really has been my style. we like to make fun tunes. >> speaking of love, i watched you perform with your wife, lauren, of nearly four years this morning. she was talking about your shoes. >> oh, gosh.
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for her. >> i do. if the die a happy man". >> there she is. >> hi, lauren. are you mad at me for bringing you out like this? >> i'll get over it. thank you, though. >> what are you doing for valentine's day? >> i'm usually never home, so this is continuing the trend, but we'll make have dinner on the beach. >> you already wrote her a song. it's all you have to do. >> exactly. everybody thinks it's a free hall pass, but it is not. >> nope. >> you set a high bar for every other man in america. they can't come close. >> it's one of those things, i'm so glad a song that was so personal about her life and marriage, pretty much every line is a detail of our life. i'm glad it had the success it did. >> romantic. >> hearts all across america, again, breaking. thomas rhett, thanks so much. don't miss his performance with kathie lee and hoda in the next hour. we're back in a moment.
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hey, hit the button. how many people are -- wow! >> all right. >> what a number. >> that's thanks to ryan reynolds. >> guess who is here? >> fran drescher. and thomas rhett is going to sing a song. >> "crash and burn" on your hour coming up. >> how appropriate. >> they've had every hour. >> why not? >> plus, we have a wine bottle and a glass. it's very impressive. >> we'll explain. that is nothing that's happening. >> i want this. >> this is what natalie wants for valentine's day. >> after your local news and
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