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♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- jake tapper. star of "top of the lake china girl," actress gwendoline christie. music from gary clark jr. featuring the 8g band with allison miller. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening, i'm seth meyers, this is "late night," how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] that is great to hear. in that case let's get to the news. former first lady michelle obama dressed up as beyonce to celebrate her birthday this weekend and not as barack thought, to celebrate his. [ light laughter ]
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according to bloomberg, president trump's allies are worried about the resignation of his personal bodyguard and aide, keith schiller. because they say schiller is trump's emotional anchor. oh, when was he resigning? 30 years ago? [ laughter ] seriously, this has been the emotionally anchored trump? [ light laughter ] what's the unhinged trump going to do? build a lair? [ laughter ] former president obama today criticized president trump's decision to end the daca program. of course, the only reason trump wants to end it is because he thinks daca is obama's middle name. [ laughter ] "we must end the failed policies of barack daca hussein obama." [ laughter and applause ] incidentally, daca is also what hillary clinton shouts at the bar when she wants another daiquiri.
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"can i get a daca?" [ laughter ] what? yeah, i know i should have got -- [ light laughter ] new york mayor bill de blasio recently praised his running of the city saying, "you'd assume they'd be having parades in the streets." unfortunately, new yorkers can't get to the streets because they're stuck underground on the subway all day. [ cheers and applause ] nintendo recently announced that its character mario is no longer a plumber. apparently, he was fired after coming to work on mushrooms. [ light laughter ] >> yeah! >> seth: yeah! mercedes-benz will debut plans next month for a self-driving electric smart car. the car is so smart, when you turn it on, it drives straight out of america.
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[ laughter and applause ] re-calculating, canada. re-calculating. starbucks is adding a sushi burrito to the menu at some of its locations. so yes, their bathrooms can get any worse. [ laughter ] let's see, i'll have a large black coffee and a sushi burrito. [ light laughter ] and i'm going to need the keys. [ laughter ] and finally, according to reports, hollywood movies are on track for the lowest summer box office returns in more than a decade, with some analysts citing sequel fatigue. incidentally, sequel fatigue is the working title of "fast and furious 9." [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we got a fantastic show for you tonight! [ cheers and applause ] he is one of our favorites here. he's cnn's chief washington correspondent, our friend, jake tapper is back on the show.
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[ cheers and applause ] you know her from "game of thrones." and now you can see her in sundance's tv's, "top of the lake china girl," gwendoline christie joins us. [ cheers and applause ] fantastic actress from a great new show. and we will have music from gary clark jr. so you're here at a great time. [ cheers and applause ] it's going to be a fun show. as the summer of near constant chaos ends, president trump faces a series of challenges more difficult than any he's dealt with up to this point. so how has he responded? by threatening to deport hundreds of thousands of law abiding americans. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." ♪ >> seth: on top of everything else he'll face in the next several months, the budget, the debt limit, north korea's nuclear program, trump has had to deal with the aftermath of hurricane harvey. and this labor day weekend, trump chipped in with some labor of his own, helping load supplies on to a truck. though he did it in a way that illustrated how little he knows about loading.
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>> yes, sir. >> have a good time. [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: here you go, now just drive off with this in your lap. [ laughter ] we should just be happy trump wasn't in charge of filling the trucks with gas. [ light laughter ] to be fair to trump, we don't need elbow grease from our presidents at times of tragedy, we need their inspirational words. but even there, trump wasn't quite up to the task. >> we have had a tremendous group of folks. our acting director, elaine, thank you very much for the job you've done. and a man who's really become very famous on television the last couple days, mr. long. >> my hands are too big. >> we're here to take care. it's going well, and i want to thank you for coming out. we're going to get you back and operating immediately. thank you, everybody. what a crowd, what a turnout. [ laughter ] >> seth: what is wrong with you, you're the president not a stand-up comic.
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"what a crowd, what a turnout. thank you, thank you so much for coming out tonight. oh, what, you had to because your house is under water? that's my time." [ laughter ] i don't want to say that trump is out of touch with reality, so i'll let him say it. >> it's been a wonderful thing. it's -- as tough as this was, it's been a wonderful thing. i think even for the country to watch out for the world to watch. it's been beautiful. have a good time, everybody, i'm going to be doing a little help over here. >> seth: "have a good time, everybody." you know, it reminds me of news caster herbert morrison, and his commentary during the hindenburg disaster. >> just look at those beautiful flames arching skyward from that airship. [ laughter ] oh, the humanity, the humanity is having the time of their lives. have a good time, everybody. >> seth: and yet, despite his bumbling through staged photo ops, trump seemed to think highly of his performance after harvey. so highly that on friday, he had a group of faith leaders at the white house to declare a national day of prayer and made them take turns praising him.
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thank you for your leadership. >> we thank you, the vice president and your entire team. >> don't be shy. what are you -- since when are you shy? >> i'm -- i'm not shy, mr. president. >> anybody else? anybody else? >> thank you, mr. president. >> right from the beginning, go ahead. >> yes, indeed. >> pastor -- >> yes. >> prayer? >> let's pray together, may we? father, i thank you that we have a president, president donald trump who believes in the power of prayer. this country has been bitterly divided for decades upon decades and now you have given us a gift. president donald trump. [ audience ohs ] >> seth: far be it from me to criticize god. but he's a terrible gift giver. [ laughter ] did trump come with a gift receipt? [ light laughter ] although i'm sure, by the way, i'm sure god would say, "a gift? i sent him as a harbinger of doom. what's wrong with you people?" but of course, as quick as he is to praise himself, trump is even quicker to needlessly attack others as he did on saturday, when he was praising een
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work. and out of nowhere, took this false and gratuitous swipe at the media. >> i hear the coast guard saved 11,000 people. >> yes, almost. >> think of it, almost 11,000 people by going into winds that the media would not go into. they would not go into those winds. unless it's a really good story, in which case, they will. >> seth: of course, the media was on those choppers with the coast guard during many of those rescues. which is why you saw those rescues on the news. [ laughter ] and you certainly didn't see trump going into any dangerous winds. believe me, you would have noticed. [ laughter and applause ] and of course, the media did work in exceedingly dangerous conditions, flagging down emergency crews in the rain and literally pulling people out of flood waters. meanwhile, the closest trump has ever come to water is still this. >> it's rubio. [ laughter ]
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guard and the media weren't the only ones braving dangerous conditions to save lives. there were also countless emergency responders. like houston area paramedic jesus contreras. contreras is protected from deportation under the obama era program known as daca. he spent six straight days rescuing people from floodwaters in houston. so how did the president thank him? well today, trump announced that he was rescinding daca supposedly with a six month delay to allow congress to pass legislation to replace it. trump's decision throws the lives of nearly 800,000 americans who were brought here as children and who work here and go to school here, into chaos. now polls have shown consistently that a large majority of americans support letting daca recipients known as "dreamers" stay in the country, which may explain why trump hid behind his attorney general today letting jeff sessions make the announcement. all trump could muster was a statement supporting the decision and a tweet urging congress to come up with a solution. trump tweeted, "congress, get ready to do your job. daca." trump ends every tweet like he's jumping out from behind a door to scare you. [ laughter ] "congress, get ready to do y
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job, daca. [ laughter and applause ] you should see her face when i said daca." to be clear, daca recipients were brought here as children, have known no other country, pay taxes, have no criminal record and are as american as anyone else living here. and this will shock you. with this decision today, trump once again proved himself to be a liar after repeatedly assuring "dreamers" that he would take care of them and treat them with heart. >> is there anything you can say to assure them right now? that they'll be allowed to stay. >> they shouldn't be very worried. they are here illegally, they shouldn't be very worried, i do have a big heart. we're going to take care of everybody. >> should "dreamers be worried?" >> we love the "dreamers." we love everybody. >> we're going to show great heart. daca is a very, very difficult subject for me, i will tell you. to me, it's one of the most difficult subjects i have because you have these incredible kids -- the daca situation is a very, very -- it's a very difficult thing fo
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because, you know, i love these kids. i love -- kids. i have kids. >> seth: "that's right i have kids and i would only deport one of them." [ laughter and applause ] "father, no!" in fact, trump himself apparently didn't even want to make a decision, and desperately hoped someone else would solve the problem. according to "the new york times," for months an anxious and uncertain president trump was caught between opposing camps in the west wing. trump, exasperated, asked his aides for a way out of a dilemma he created by promising to roll back the program as a presidential canidate. something tells me this isn't the only time trump has asked his aides for a way out. i just assume he's been carving a tunnel through the wall of the oval office under a poster of rita hayworth. [ light laughter ] so a president who backed himself into a corner by catering to the racial resentments of his base is now needlessly throwing the lives of hundreds of thousands of hardworking americans into chaos. which means it's now up to congress to do something.
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including people like house speaker paul ryan and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. but trump's relationship with those republicans is strained. "the wall street journal" reported yesterday, "mcconnell's relationship with trump began to fray last month as the gop effort to appeal obamacare was falling apart. mcconnell often prepared note cards with points he wanted to make during phone calls with the president. trump was more casual, starting conversations with several minutes of chatter about the day's headlines or what he had seen on tv. as it became clear, mcconnell couldn't summon enough republican votes to repeal the affordable care act, the senate majority leader stopped responding to the president's chit chat. "mitch," the president said when mcconnell fell silent in one call. "are you there." [ light laughter ] incidentally, that's the title of my favorite judy bloom novel. [ light laughter ] so republicans, now treat phone calls with the president the way the rest of us treat phone calls with our grandparents. "hi, grandma, just keep talking, i'm going to put you on speaker. wow, that does sound like a lot of pills."
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so you have the president needlessly tormenting hundreds of thousands of hard working americans with the cruel and capricious policy that is supported neither by a majority of voters, nor, leader of his own party. so why are republicans continuing to stand by him? gop congressman duncan hunter summed up the core ideology of the modern gop best when he said of trump on friday, to a group of republicans, quote, "he's an [ bleep ], but he's our [ bleep ]. [ laughter and applause ] now, i'm not a licensed proctologist, but congressman, there is something seriously wrong with your [ bleep ]. this has been "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: we'll be right back with our friend jake tapper, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> for more of seth's closer looks, be sure to subscribe to "late night" on youtube. ♪ so, i was at mom and dad's and found this.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody, please give it up for the 8g band right over there. [ cheers and applause ] also sitting in with us this week, she's one of our favorite drummers, and just back from touring europe, allison miller is here, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] give it up for allison. welcome back. >> thank you. >> seth: our first guest tonight is cnn's chief washington correspondent. he hosts the lead weekday afternoons on cnn as well as the network's sunday show, "state of the union." please welcome bac
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our friend jake tapper, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: how are you? >> i'm good. >> seth: yeah. >> i had a vacation, so i'm like rested for the first time since -- november? >> seth: yeah, there hasn't been a lot of rest since november, and now you'll be back on. now this is interesting, when you're on vacation, i assume this happens because of what you do for a living, and because how inside washington you are. people must come up to you all the time to get some wisdom for you. what is the most frequently asked question you are getting these days? >> the basic theme of it is, are we going to survive? >> seth: okay. >> that's the basic. >> seth: is that a nice thing to hear on vacation? [ light laughter ] >> i'm just -- you know, i'm trying to like build a sand castle with my son. [ light laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> yeah, we're going to be fine, lady. that's basically what people want to know, are we going to be okay
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are we going to survive this as a nation? >> seth: is there also a sense that people want to know from you, as someone who has followed other administrations. because don't you feel like people are paying more attention to the news maybe than ever before. do they want to know from you that this is crazy? like do they want you to confirm their sense that this is outside the realm of what's conventional? >> yes, absolutely. they want to know that they're not -- you know the whole term about being gaslit, when somebody comes in. >> seth: yeah. >> they convince you that you're crazy when they're the ones being crazy. they want to make sure that like, it's not normal for a president to make fun of disabled people, right? that's not normal. [ light laughter ] >> seth: yeah, right. >> correct. >> seth: there you go. [ laughter ] and then they walk off down the beach and they go honey, i've got good news, we're going to live and we're normal. [ light laughter ] >> i never said anything about we're going to live. [ light laughter ] >> seth: so, what about today, is this very much in line with what we should expect from the president? he said he loves the dreamers, they have nothing to worry about, he takes this action with daca today.
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is this very much normal? >> it's normal in the sense that this is part of the policy edge of president trump, where he maybe doesn't fully understand all the promises that he makes. i really think that's what's going on. i'm not quite sure that he fully comprehends that the 800,000 people that have temporary protections from president obama's questionable in terms of it's constitutionality, provision, whether he knows that they a, will -- once the program's over, they will be subject to deportation, but also, b, and this isn't something that's getting lots of attention, to become a daca applicant, you have to actually apply. and you hand over all your personal information, your phone number, your address, and now the government has that. and when the department of homeland security put out their guidance today, they said they wouldn't proactively turn it over to immigration officials, but they would under certain circumstances give it if asked.
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so not only are these people vulnerable, now the government knows where they live. >> seth: so they're actually more vulnerable for having gone through the daca program then they were ahead of time as far as being able to be detected? >> as of right now, potentially. yeah, absolutely. it's odd. >> seth: you've been very critical of the president. you've been critical of other presidents though as well. as you were talking about daca, you pointed out that there was some questionable constitutionality as to what barack obama did. you have become a huge -- i think, a lot of people on the left have looked to you to be this voice of reason, but there was a time when they didn't care for you? [ light laughter ] >> starting with president obama. >> seth: yeah. >> yeah, i don't expect it's going to last much -- you know, once the chelsea clinton administration begins, or oprah. [ light laughter ] >> seth: yeah, they're going to -- everyone's turning --once you go after oprah, i'm turning against you too, buddy. [ light laughter ] >> you know, i've got some stuff against clooney. [ light laughter ] he doesn't know what's going to hit him. >> seth: you have had -- because of how hard you've been on president trump, some on the right, some on the right in the
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media have been critical of you. sean hannity recently asked his viewers to go after you on twitter as being fake news. >> that was so weird, yeah. [ light laughter ] so i was at home, my wife and my kids were away, i'm just -- you know, as one does. >> seth: before she left was she like, don't get in a media feud. [ laughter ] we're going to leave you alone, don't get in a twitter war. >> that's constantly she says that to me, every hour of the day, just to make sure i don't. so anyway i'm just reading twitter before i go to bed, and oh, my god, sean hannity has apparently told his viewers -- not just his twitter followers, but his viewers to go on to twitter, and tell me what they think of me. >> seth: yeah. >> i'm like, oh, my god. i should just put it away, but it ended up being completely different than what i thought it was going to be. >> seth: people were very positive. >> it was like 1,000 to 1. i never. [ laughter ] it was all these tweets like, jake tapper, sean hannity wants me to tell you what i think, i
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you're the best. you know -- >> seth: yeah, this was -- [ cheers and applause ] this was my favorite one right here. some people like beyonce, i like jake tapper. take that hannity. #jaketapperismybeyonce. [ laughter and applause ] i guess -- >> i have to day, that hashtag didn't take off the way i thought it would, and i hold some of these people responsible. [ light laughter ] >> seth: i don't remember that being a trending hashtag. >> jake tapper is my beyonce. no. yeah, so it didn't work out the way i guess mr. hannity intended. >> seth: yeah, well i think the problem is, when you tell fox news viewers to go to twitter, there's a lot of questions as to where does that exist. [ light laughter ] >> because they're older. >> seth: is that something, they're older. >> their older viewers. >> seth: do i have to call time warner and order twitter? [ light laughter ] is that on the package? so, but you, and i think this is why -- when barack obama was in office, you received criticism from the left. now with trump in office you're receiving criticism frhe
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don't believe it's your job is to parrot what the president is saying, and do you feel like right now we're seeing that a lot from media figures? >> i feel like, yes, first of all our job is to hold them accountable and hold them responsible and point out when they lie, and point out when they say things that can't possibly be true, and be aggressive, we're not supposed to be their friends. you know, it's pretty simple, and for eight years i was not president obama's friend, and now i'm not president trump's friend. >> seth: yeah. >> but i do -- it's weird because, a lot of people on the right in the media these days -- there are first of all, i should point out, a lot of very intellectually honest conservatives that i see at "the weekly standard," at "the national review," but then there are some people on the right, and the media right that think it is somehow rebellious to be displaying fealty, and cozying up to power, to the president, and it just seems so odd to me, because that's -- it wasn't cool when people on the left did that to obama, and it's not cool when people on the right do it to president trump.
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you also do something that -- we've talked about it before on the show, state of the union, you also do "state of the cartoonian." >> yes. >> seth: which is sort of the week's news via cartoons that you draw. >> yeah, i'm a failed cartoonist. >> seth: you are a failed cartoonist. >> yeah. >> seth: i did not realize that cartooning in your younger days got you in trouble, in high school. we tracked down a pretty good story about you. >> so, let me just preface this story by saying to my father who is watching, i still don't think it's good that i did this. [ laughter ] i understand that i made a mistake. so i was one of the kids in high school that was kind of a wise guy. >> seth: sure. >> and so, you know, they have those ads in the yearbook, in the back of the yearbook. you remember mad magazine has the fold in. >> seth: yeah. >> so we had a fold -- >> seth: it would be like yeah -- >> instead of folding it out you fold it in, and so it was this big ad from the morgan stearns of wynnewood congratulating the school in it's fortieth year, and it had fortieth year in big
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only men have. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> and boys. >> seth: yeah. >> but this was definitely a man's. [ laughter ] >> seth: okay. >> and it said, for all the b.s., eat this. >> seth: wow. and you managed to do this in a way that was not -- they did not recognize it until -- >> no, and i had some co-conspirators, i did it, and then i had some co- conspirators on the yearbook staff who like, you know -- >> seth: got it. and how quickly were you found out? >> the day of graduation. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, i guess that's the safest day to get out. >> but before we graduated. >> seth: oh, so that's not great? >> no. so we got punished, and we walked down the aisle. we go empty naugahyde folders, and we had to do community service, and we had to apologize. although, our apology was great. it was before we even new what a washington, d.c. apology was, and we wrote one of those. like, i'm sorry if anybody was offended. [ light laughter ] you delicate creatures. >> seth: i actually saw that apology, and when you folded
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[ laughter and applause ] >> we thought about that. >> yeah, that would have been -- thanks so much for being here man. it's always such a pleasure to see you, and you've got to come back soon. [ cheers and applause ] jake tapper everybody. "the lead" airs weekdays at 4:00pm a.m. and "state of the union" airs sundays at 9 am on cnn. we'll be right back with gwendoline christie. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ what would you do if you had even more time to explore? ♪ ♪ book your next stay through the fine hotels and resorts program and enjoy a world of benefits with the platinum card. ♪ ♪ open up the world with platinum. backed by the service and security of american express.
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: our next guest tonight is best known as brienne of tarth on the widely popular hbo series "game of thrones." [ cheers and applause ] she can be seen next on "top of the lake china girl," which premieres this sunday september 10th at 9:00 p.m. on sundance tv. let's take a look. ♪ ♪ >> have you seen a body before? >> no.
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>> you haven't had your breakfast. ♪ >> seth: please welcome to the show, gwendoline christie, everyone. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: how are you? >> i'm all the better for seeing you, and all of you. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: yes, same thing here. it's very exciting. the first time we met at comic con. >> yes we did. >> seth: i was very honored to moderate a game of thrones panel. >> yes. >> seth: and it was so fun to get to hang out with you, and find out you're different from brianne of tarth. >> in what way? >> seth: i feel like there's a lightness to you that i haven't seen. [ light laughter ] >> right, okay yeah. i seem to remember you also really took me to task over the amount of time i spent staring at that candle. >> seth: yes.
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we didn't need any more time of me staring at that candle. >> seth: well it was literally, this season of "game of thrones" there was very little time of anybody staring at anything. it moved very quickly. >> yeah. >> seth: not a show known for its laugh, but i would say if there was one comic element of the show, that i enjoy, and i think everybody enjoyed this year was the budding romance between brianne and tormund. tormund giantsbane there. [ cheers and applause ] and -- this is fantastic. the looks -- the looks he gives you are some -- give me more. i'm going to just take you out of this, get in on that look. that is just one of the best all time leers. [ laughter ] >> it's terrifying, isn't it? >> seth: it's terrifying. >> it's absolutely terrifying. >> seth: he's so into you. >> he is into me, and he likes to continue being in character even off set. >> seth: okay, gotcha. >> so we'll be in an easy-up, which is a dark tent with a gas heater burning away, and he will start, you know, chewing a sandwich wildly at me. so masticating wildly at me.
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>> seth: which -- wow. >> so strong, eyes like lasers, boring right in. >> seth: very good eyes. >> yeah. >> seth: during those takes, do you ever find yourself laughing? is that something that happens? >> you know, i'm a classically trained actress. >> seth: yes, everyone knows that. >> however. [ laughter ] this is possibly the one time that i dissolve without fail. >> seth: yeah. >> because no one told me that this was going to happen. in the script it simply said, tormund gives brianne a look. i was not expecting the power, the magnitude of sort of the intense sexual intention to pour out of a man's eyes on top of me. >> seth: you're right, it's more than any of the sort of fantasy elements of the show that is the hardest thing to wrap your head around. >> yeah. >> seth: the look that he gives you. >> i feel like it comes out of the screen. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, visible glare. so you obviously know this show is beloved, and you must have
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time. have you had any awkward fan interactions? >> i mean, i'm hugely lucky because people are always -- they always tend to be very, very nice, particularly playing a character like brianne of tarth. people can be very enthusiastic. >> seth: yes. >> to one extent, whereby i was dining in a restaurant, i decided to visit what i believe in america is termed the restroom. >> seth: yes. >> without going into details, i entered the cubical, i shut the door many and then underneath the door, slid a telephone connected to a hand, and a woman on the other side just said, selfie? [ audience ohs ] [ laughter ] what do you think about that? >> seth: i think it's a hard no. [ laughter ] yeah, a hard no. >> it was, it was a hard no.
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people are to see someone from game of thrones. the show is so loved. i feel like you have been on the other side of fandom. you are a huge madonna fan. is this true? >> yeah. >> seth: this is a lifelong adoration. >> yeah, since i was eight years old. >> seth: eight years old. >> eight years old, and i used to dress up as madonna in my bedroom. and i would try to copy the dance routines, and i would be doing my madonna look. i'd borrow my mother's make-up, i mean i'd really go there. >> seth: yeah. >> i'd go there on the look, and it was a lifelong passion. >> seth: and you recently just got to see this -- was this the first time you've seen her in concert? >> this was the very first time i'd ever seen madonna in concert. and i was in australia. i was filming top of the lake. so i was in sydney with my dear friend alfie allen from "game of thrones." >> seth: yes, theon greyjoy. >> and i said to him, come on, get us tickets for madonna, which he did, and i was very excited, and on the day of the concert, i was at home. i got a text, i got that familiar ding. >> seth: sure. >> the text message on the phone, and i looked at the phone, and the message said "hi gwendoline. this is guy oseary, madonna's manager.
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i understand you're coming to the gig tonight." >> seth: is there a way to text in this voice, cause i love it. [ laughter ] i want all my texts -- >> this is -- this is how this particular text sounded. exactly. that exact intonation, and it said, "i hear you're coming to the gig tonight." continue voice. fancy jumping on stage with m? she's a fan. >> seth: wow. [ audience woos ] >> i cried. >> seth: you cried? [ laughter ] >> i cried. >> seth: did you cry right away, or was it one of those slow cries where you're like, oh i'm not going to. >> you know what? i look at it and it was so voluntary, the mouth opened, then the slow well of -- [ light laughter ] >> seth: and here we have -- [ laughter ] there you are on stage with her. so there you are. >> yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: and so -- did you have any responsibilities on stage with madonna? >> i did indeed. i mean i went to the concert, i was in the car. i was in the car with alfie slowly becoming mute, an
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physically paralyzed. >> seth: yeah. sure. >> through fear. abject fear. i arrive. we're there. i'm mute. i'm just standing very quietly, and alfie's saying, are you okay? are you okay? yeah, i'm fine. i'm fine. madonna appears, and i start screaming so loudly, i think my lungs are going to come out of my mouth. alfie is saying, babe i know you're excited, but can you calm down a bit. madonna starts doing borderline, she's alongside us. she's playing the guitar. i'm screaming, she looks down, and winks, and renders me silent. >> seth: oh my god. [ laughter ] she winked you -- she made you -- >> she winked at me. i was silent, and then the screaming started again. >> seth: oh my god. [ light laughter ] >> so they came up to me, and they said, okay, are you ready? you're going to go up on stage now. this is during a segment from a madonna's song called, "unapologetic bitch," and part of my time between receiving the text message, and going to the concert, i'd watched the segment on youtube and rehearsed the
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want to make a fool of myself in front of madonna. >> seth: of course not. >> i was practicing alone in my apartment. that's madonna there. i'm undulating at madonna. [ light laughter ] so, then it happens, and they say, are you ready? i sort of go, ah. i just make that noise. ah. because there are 22,000 people in the auditorium. >> seth: sure. >> and then they gave me a gentle push. performance mode kicked in. those three years of classical training, seth. >> seth: yeah, they paid off. >> were, for that moment. >> seth: and it looks like here you're screening, and holding two bananas. is that accurate? [ laughter ] and let me just say, this is exactly what i wanted the image of you on stage with madonna. [ cheers and applause ] >> the mouth, the mouth is open so wide. >> seth: yeah. >> the jaw had unhinged like a snake. >> seth: well, just congratulations on that, and congratulations on "top of the lake," such a fantastic show. jane campion, an incredible directorel
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>> yeah. >> seth: i really enjoyed the first episode. thank you so much for being here. so great to see you again. >> thank you seth. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: gwendoline christie, everybody. "top of the lake, china girl" premieres sunday september 10th at 9pm on sundance tv. we'll be right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ dad: molly, can you please take out the trash? (sigh) ( ♪ ) dad: molly! trash! ( ♪ ) whoo! ( ♪ ) mom: hey, molly? it's time to go! (bell ringing)
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: welcome back, everybody. before we move on with the show, i want to take a moment and wish some of our viewers a happy birthday. these were real birthdays that were sent to us on twitter, but -- and i'm so sorry about this, i need to talk directly to my neighbor dennis, about some stuff i'm pretty upset about. i was going to do each of them separately, but we're on short time. so i'm going to try to do them together, so just bear with me. >> seth: happy birthday to lori clay of dallas, texas. hope you have a special day. hey, dennis? [ light laughter ] stop using the bike storage rack to air dry your clothes. [ light laughter ] it's for everyone's bikes, not your collection of hooter's t-shirts. also, why do you have so many jock straps? and why are they all different sizes?
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to know, just cut it out. happy birthday to brady cackler of independence, missouri, may all your birthday wishes come true, brady. dennis? [ laughter ] if you're going to ask to borrow my vacuum cleaner, that's fine. but when you return it, please don't just leave it outside my door with a note that says, "this is broken now." [ light laughter ] and you want to know why it's broken, dennis? do you? because when i opened it up, it was filled with glass shards, koosh balls and beef jerky. what happened that all three of those things were on your floor? [ laughter ] also, why did you put a dole camp '96 sticker on the vacuum -- you know what, whatever, just don't ask me to borrow anything again. happy birthday to amanda font of sugarland, texas. shine brightly, amanda, for you are the brightest star in our galaxy. dennis, stop saying to my wife, "you must be doing yoga, because your body looks really live right now." [ light laughter ] and don't tell her that you do hot yoga in your apartment and that she should pop in whenever she wants.
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not you doing calisthenics in front of your open stove. [ light laughter ] and yes, my wife has been doing yoga, and yes her body is quite live. love you, honey. [ light laughter ] happy birthday to ethan cody of goffstown, new hampshire, may the wind catch your sails and pull you into the port of happiness. dennis! [ laughter ] i don't care that you own mannequins. but when you throw them away, can you not lean them up against the recycling bin? they scare the [ bleep ] out of me. [ laughter ] also, why do they have spaghetti sauce on their faces? are you feeding your mannequins? [ light laughter ] what's going on with you, man? [ light laughter ] happy birthday to actor michael keaton of hollywood, california. remember to dance like no one is watching, and live like there's no tomorrow. dennis! [ light laughter ] i also have a message for your brother-in-law, chet. hey chet, i feel like you're dealing drugs in the hallway and you know why i feel that? because every time i come home, i see you and a random guy in the hallway, excng
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for drugs. [ light laughter ] and finally, happy birthday, dennis' brother-in-law, chet. thanks for the weed, buddy, i owe you. [ applause ] that was a good deal. and happy birthday everyone. whether it's your birthday or not. we'll be right back with music from gary clark jr. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ you know who likes to be in control? this guy. check it out! self-appendectomy! oh, that's really attached. that's why i rent from national. where i get the control to choose any car in the aisle i want, not some car they choose for me. which makes me one smooth operator. ah! still a little tender. (vo) go national. go like a pro.
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>> seth: my next guest is a grammy award winning musician who is back on the show to debut his upcoming single, a cover of the beatle's classic, come together. please welcome, gary clark jr., everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ here come old flat top he come groovin' up slowly he got joo joo eyeballs he one holy roller ♪ ♪ he got hair down to his
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knee got to be a joker he just do what he please ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ he wear no shoeshine he got toe jam football he got monkey finger he shoot coca-cola ♪ ♪ he say i know you you know me one thing i can tell you is you got to be free ♪ ♪ come together right now over me ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ he roller coaster he got early warning he got muddy water he one mojo filter ♪ ♪ he say one and one and one is three got to be good looking cause he's so hard to see ♪ ♪ come together right now over me ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ come together right now come together right now ♪ come together right now over me ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: gary clark jr., everyone. we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: my thanks to jake tapper, gwendoline christie, gary clark jr., everybody. [ cheers and applause ] allison miller and of course the 8g band. stay tuned for "carson daly." we'll see you tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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♪ . >> you're about to see an exclusive scene from the new season of "the voice." but, first... >> i'm grateful to the people that have been my mentors and inspiration. and then, here, y'all gonna sing to me, and i get to help your dream come true? that's gold. >> introducing our brand-new coach -- jennifer hudson! . >> oh, man, we got no chance. [ laughter ]


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