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star of "the choice" benjamin walker. featuring the 8g band with russel simmons. [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers! [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: good evening. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] so good to hear. let's get to the news. last night was the first time bernie sanders and hillary clinton faced off one-on-one in a debate. meanwhile martin o'malley faced off with a pint of haagen-dazs. [ light laughter ] hillary clinton said the word "progressive" 15 times during last night's debate. does she want to be the next president or the next flo? [ laughter ] jeb bush's mother, former first lady barbara bush, joined him on the campaign trail yesterday for the first time. though she did emphasize that
she's voting for. [ laughter ] experts say that a super bowl halftime performance can boost sales of an artist's music by almost 100 percent. if you don't believe me, just ask the biggest selling artist of 2015. [ laughter ] good old left shark. [ light laughter ] a youtube user named the food surgeon has released a new video showing how to replace the peanut butter in a reese's cup filled with oreo filling. the way it works is you lose your job and then it just kind of happens organically. [ laughter ] according to a new poll of harry potter fans, the most popular spell from the new book series is the protective spell "expecto patronum." incidentally, "expecto patronum" is also the spell maury povich uses to determine whether or not you're the father.
according to a new -- quiet down. [ laughter ] all right. [ applause ] [ cheers and applause ] all right. according to a new report, the number of babies named hillary has decreased 90% since bill clinton was president. [ light laughter ] and this is interesting. there has never been a baby named bernie. [ laughter ] a start-up in china is coming under criticism for giving sex dolls to their male employees at a holiday party. and nobody was more surprised than the sex dolls. [ laughter ] and finally, a tennessee man with the word "psycho" tattooed on his forehead was arrested this week for stabbing someone in the stomach. of course, if you have a tattoo on your forehead, no matter what it says, it says "psycho." [ light laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have --
-- a great show for you tonight. from the new film "how to be single," leslie mann is back on the show. [ cheers and applause ] also, he's the star of the off-broadway play "smart people." joshua jackson joins us. [ cheers and applause ] and from the new movie "the choice," benjamin walker will be stopping by the show tonight. [ cheers and applause ] it is a fantastic show this evening on "late night." but before we get to all that, hillary clinton and bernie sanders have been engaged in an escalating feud this week over which of them can claim the mantel of progressive. and last night that feud broke out in a heated back and forth that for the first time got just as feisty as the republican debates. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: so this war of words began when bernie sanders questioned hillary clinton's credentials a as a progressive, pointing to a remark she made last year in which she said, quote, "i get accused of being
i plead guilty." to which republicans everywhere said, "she pled guilty? to what?" [ light laughter ] no, just being a moderate. oh, man. things between bernie and hillary only escalated from there. >> hillary clinton and bernie sanders sparring directly over progressive credentials. bernie sanders blasted hillary clinton in a series of tweets. >> hillary clinton hitting back today, causing this back and forth and ultimately resulting in something of a twitter spat. >> today we had this back and forth on twitter. we had a twitter war. twitter storm. >> seth: that's right, bernie sanders and hillary clinton had a twitter war. just like the kanye/wiz khalifa feud except no one used the hashtag #fingersinthebootyassbitch. [ laughter ] [ applause ] thank god. thank god they didn't. in fact, true story, the internet war between bernie supporters and hillary supporters got so heated this week that some bernie supporters were reportedly banned from tinder after campaigning on the dating app. [ light laughter ]
bernie sanders on tinder! tinder is the last place you want to hear "feel the bern." [ laughter ] now, the debate over hillary and bernie's progressive credentials resolves around a couple of key issues, including hillary's ties to wall street and bernie's record on gun control. the candidates had two chances this week to address those issues in person and the first came on wednesday during a town hall on cnn, when hillary was asked about her decision to take speaking fees from goldman sachs. >> you made three speeches for goldman sachs. you were paid $675,000 for three speeches. was that a mistake? was that a bad error in judgment? >> look, i make speeches to lot of groups. i told them what i thought. i answered questions. >> but did you have to be paid $675,000? >> well, i don't know. that's what they offered. >> seth: yeah. [ light laughter ] got to take it if they offer it. but goldman sachs, what gives? if you have $675,000 lying around, don't book hillary clinton. for that much money, you can get kevin hart. [ light laughter ] have some fun.
[ light laughter ] in a follow-up, hillary was asked whether it was a good move politically for her to take the speaking fees given that she was likely to run for president again and said this. >> every secretary of state that i know has done that. >> but that's using their office and not running for an office like this. >> to be honest, i wasn't -- i wasn't committed to running. i didn't know whether i would or not. >> you didn't think you were going to run for president again? >> i didn't. >> seth: you didn't? you're hillary clinton. you were always going to run for president, if for no other reason than the tattoo. [ light laughter ] also, another thing, either sit down, you guys, or get rid of those chairs. [ light laughter ] your feng shui is a mess. it's throwing us all off. [ light laughter ] [ applause ] so with these disagreements spilling out in the open, the stage was set for a tense debate last night on msnbc, and almost immediately the fighting got heated specifically over bernie's use of the word "establishment" to describe hillary. hillary responded by denying
campaign donations. >> there is this attack that he's putting forth which really comes down to, you know, anybody who ever took donations or speaking fees from any interest group has to be bought. and i just absolutely reject that, senator. and i really don't think these kinds of attacks by insinuation are worthy of you. and enough is enough. if you've got something to say, say it directly. >> seth: "say it directly," which is hillary clinton for, "come at me, bro." [ light laughter ] come at me. [ laughter ] so the tension was palpable and it only escalated from there. >> you will not find that i ever changed a view or a vote because of any donations that i ever received. [ cheers and applause ] and i have stood up and i have represented my constituents to the best of my ability, and i'm very proud of that.
>> so i think it's time to end the very artful smear that you and your campaign have been carrying out. which is bernie sanders for "oh, hell, no." [ laughter ] but still, it kept getting worse. >> let's talk about the issues. [ booing ] let's talk about the issues that divide us and let's -- >> okay, let's talk about issues. >> we both agree with campaign finance reform. >> let's talk about it. >> i worked hard for mccain-feingold. i want to reverse citizens united. >> let's talk about issues. >> let's talk about issues. >> let's talk about issues. >> seth: let's talk about issues. that was like watching your parents finally have that fight over money they've been avoiding for years. [ light laughter ] "oh, you want to do this right now, at the company picnic, in front of everyone? okay, let's do it now!" [ light laughter ] there was a heated back and forth. it also featured an interesting debate technique for bernie -- raising his finger any time he wanted to say something. >> we're going to make progress together when i'm president.
that is not corporate power that has to be addressed. >> the wall street guys are trying to -- to try to influence. >> i will be the person who prevents them from ever wrecking the economy again. >> seth: is he trying to respond for ask for the check? [ laughter ] "excuse me, waiter. i have 'hamilton' tickets!" [ light laughter ] so the debate was feisty. it was like the democrats finally got the memo from the republicans that campaigns are meant to be knock-down, drag out fights. and when hillary clinton was asked if she would pick bernie sanders as her running mate, she went in for the kill shot. >> if i'm so fortunate to be the nominee, first person i'll call to talk to about where we go and how we get it done will be senator sanders. >> seth: okay. a little too polite for my tastes. but fortunately bernie sanders was there to go in for the kill shot. >> i happen to respect the secretary very much. i hope it's mutual. and on our worst days, i think it is fair to say we are 100 times better than any republican candidate.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night," everybody. our first guest tonight is a very talented actress who you know from films such as "knocked up," "funny people," and "the other woman." you can see her latest project entitled "how to be single" in theaters everywhere february 12th. let's take a look. >> he's like -- way over there. >> oh. no. >> why? >> because he's too young. all young guys wanna do is have sex all day. all i need is just a quick ten minutes and then a really long nap. how old is that little nibbler anyway? >> like twenty -- seven? >> the only reason a guy like that would ever talk to me is if i had a prescription for medical marijuana. so, no. >> i think he's coming over here. yeah, no, he's totally -- wait, he might be going to get food. don't look over there. no, he's coming. he's here. [ light laughter ] >> seth: please welcome back to the show, leslie mann.
>> hi. >> seth: you look wonderful. >> so do you. >> seth: so lovely to see you. thank you so much. >> you do. >> seth: this is a valentine's day movie. >> we were all talking about how handsome you are backstage. >> seth: really? >> mm-hmm. >> seth: oh, my goodness. i'm gonna need a list of who that all is. >> and that you have a very cute brother. >> seth: oh, yeah, i do. i have a really handsome brother. some people say he's handsomer than me, but i don't. [ laughter ] i feel very confident that i got in there first. 'cause i think the older brother is always a little better looking. >> no, you're better looking. >> seth: thank you. thank you so much. i'm glad we got that out of the way. >> okay. >> seth: so, this is a valentine's day movie. you -- happily married to judd apatow for 20 years now. >> well, eight -- nine -- 18 1/2. >> seth: gotcha. you've been married or happily -- it's been 20 but you've only been happily for 18 1/2? [ light laughter ] >> we've only been happy for three years out of that 18 years. [ laughter ] >> seth: but you met -- you met
and you did not realize he was flirting with you 'cause his game was a little confusing. is this -- >> well, he was -- yeah, we were working on "the cable guy." >> seth: okay. >> and he kept sending his sister mia into my trailer to tell me that he was going on a lot of hot dates and had a lot of ladies in his life, and i was like -- i didn't get it. i was like "good for him. [ laughter ] that's great. good." and then he invited me to a basketball game. >> seth: very nice. >> and i tried to cancel a bunch of times. [ laughter ] and he's like, "no, you have to come." and so i went to his house, and he made me spaghetti with ragu sauce. and -- [ light laughter ] >> seth: did you think you were going to a physical basketball game and he just brought -- >> well, we did. >> seth: oh, you did. okay, good. >> we did go to a basketball game, but i picked him up because i didn't want him coming to my apartment. 'cause if i have to leave -- [ laughter ] >> seth: you don't want to leave in a play, yeah.
with him driving. >> seth: sure, of course. >> and so, but he also had the wonder bread with the fleishman's margarine. >> seth: oh, man. >> and some other gross food, i don't remember. and then he played me "heavyweights." >> seth: "heavyweights." yes. >> which he wrote about kids -- >> seth: like kids at a fat camp, yeah. >> and that was his, you know, his game, i guess. his -- [ laughter ] >> seth: i gotta be honest. i don't know who that says more about, that that was his plan or that it worked on you. >> i know. i know. i guess -- i don't know what to think. >> seth: had you been terrible at dating up until then that you thought like, "wow, this is a catch"? [ light laughter ] he made me spaghetti, he's showing me his movie. >> and i had really bad taste in men. [ laughter ] but don't we all when we're in our early 20s? >> seth: yeah. i couldn't find a good guy in my
[ light laughter ] >> i dated -- well, i dated a guy who was in between houses 'cause he couldn't -- he worked at the newsstand. but it was like the cool newsstand. [ laughter ] he was cool. >> seth: so, wait there's another word for in between houses. [ laughter ] >> he was homeless. [ laughter ] he was. but he -- he was super cute, and -- but wanted nothing to do with me. and of course that made me want to, like -- i liked him even more. and he parked his car -- he had a car -- outside of the post office on beverly in l.a. and so he was always like, "yeah, i'm busy, i don't know." and i thought, "oh, he's cheating on me." and i could -- you know, drive by the post office and if his
was home. [ laughter ] so i could tell, you know, he wasn't cheating on me, he wasn't with someone else. he was -- >> seth: gotcha. >> -- home in his car. [ laughter ] >> seth: and somehow you let that one slip through your fingers. >> i know. that was right before judd. >> seth: wow, okay. so now all of a sudden spaghetti and white bread sounds pretty good. >> that's why -- that's why it worked! yeah, he had a house. >> seth: yeah, that's all great. and you -- now you are -- i will say this, like, you're married but you're still -- 'cause in this movie you date, which we know from the clip. you play a doctor, but you get to -- that was jake lacy, he's a wonderful actor. you get to fool around with like a younger guy. >> yeah. >> seth: and isn't -- was that nice? >> yeah. [ laughter ] it was nice. you know, actors always say, like, "yeah, it's really hard, my job. it's like so technical when you do love scenes. it's not fun at all. i don't enjoy it at all." that's bull [ bleep ].
>> seth: that's great to hear. >> i love it! it's so fun. especially if you're in a long-term relationship, like you get a free pass to -- >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> and jake lacey happens to be really -- he's like -- [ laughter ] he's -- he's -- well, first of all, he goes to the gym a lot. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> and he's hairless, which is different from judd. [ laughter ] and he had to pick me up a lot. we had to do this little sex scene where he picked me up and his back didn't go out once. [ laughter ] >> seth: fantastic. >> and yeah, he was great. but you know, he has a great personality, too. >> seth: uh-huh. [ light laughter ] i feel like you're squeezing that in at the end and i don't think that matters. >> but i prefer judd. >> seth: okay. that's nice. [ light laughter ] there's a -- you prefer judd to jake, i'll buy that. but you did an interview junket press, where you're out talking about this movie, you basically talk to a reporter about four
>> seth: over the course of a day. i imagine it gets -- you get a little slap happy. >> loopy, yeah. >> seth: this is you and dakota johnson, your co-star in the film. >> yeah. >> seth: i wanna show -- this is you talking to a news reporter, and i wanna find out if you like judd more than him. let's look at this real quick. >> okay. >> are you single? >> i am single. >> you're handsome. >> wow, thank you. >> look, hot guy. >> hot guy. >> this is amazing. >> can you take off your shirt? >> yeah. >> you guys! >> maybe i'll undo one button. >> who makes that suit? >> one button. how 'bout two buttons? two buttons. >> two more buttons? >> yes. [ laughter ] >> seth: that's like -- you almost broke some laws. >> i know. i know. well -- >> seth: have you talked to that guy since? >> no. [ light laughter ] it's weird because we were -- you know, i'm sitting with dakota all day and she's 26 years old. and single. and beautiful. and i kind of start thinking that i'm like her or was like her. >> seth: sure. >> and everyone's saying like, "what's it like to be single,
i've been married, i've been married." and then i forget. i forget. [ laughter ] and so i get caught up in the whole thing. and i'm like, "yeah!" and next thing i know i'm asking this guy to take off his shirt. [ light laughter ] >> seth: and then it's on camera. >> and then it's on camera, yeah. >> seth: so judd saw it. >> yeah, he saw it. and he -- yeah, he made me feel bad about it. [ light laughter ] he's like, "yeah, i saw that interview. what's up with that?" but then the guy tweeted that interview out and judd tweeted back like "foursome! let's get together and have a foursome." [ laughter ] i don't know what -- >> seth: so, he can't really take the high ground anymore once he says foursome. >> no. >> seth: well, again, i know you guys got three locked in, you're still looking for a fourth. i'd love to join. [ laughter ] thank you so much for being back on the show. >> thank you so much. >> seth: so great to see you. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: leslie mann, everybody. check out "how to be single" in theaters february 12th. be right back with
[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. please give it up for the 8g band over there. so happy to have them with us. [ cheers and applause ] also, he's been sitting in on drums all week along with the 8g band. from the new york city's the jon spencer blues explosion, please give it up for russell simins. thank you very much -- >> thank you. >> seth: -- for being here this week, russell. come back any time. it's been a delight having you. earlier today, i was gazing out my window, watching the snowflakes fall and i couldn't help but think that -- i'm sorry, i could be wrong here, but i think i smell some smoke, and that could mean only one thing. it's time for "ya burnt." >> seth: welcome to the burn zone. we've got a lot of topics to sizzle through, not a lot of time. over here is the burner. let's turn on the gas and load her up. yatchi matchi. [ laughter ] first up, donald trump.
you thought you'd win everything and you didn't. you lost to ted cruz. that's like if muhammad ali lost to frasier -- crane. side burn, ted cruz. >> side burn. >> seth: trump, you always say america doesn't win anymore. well, welcome to america, buddy. donald trump, you aren't fired, you're just on fire because ya burnt. [ cheers and applause ] caucuses. how the hell do you work? i mean, i've had it explained to me 20 times, but seriously, how the hell do you work? you're a bunch of white people standing around in a high school gym like they just rushed the court after a jv basketball game. it's like a weird prom with no music or dancing. is all of iowa the town from "footloose"? caucuses, the votes have been tallied and ya burnt. [ applause ] low stakes rap beef. i remember when shots fired meant that shots had actually been fired. now you have to scroll through someone's twitter feed to find out what went wrong. but now kanye and wiz khalifa deleted all their tweets, so i can't even be sure what happened. i know kanye's mad about
finger in it. [ laughter ] low stakes rap beef, you're ground, you're roasted, ya burnt. [ applause ] last time valentine's day gifts. if it's february 13th and you're at the hallmark store, you already blew it. [ laughter ] every kiss begins with kay and every breakup begins with a half-priced box of russell stover chocolates. [ laughter ] you know it's a crappy gift if you picked it out of an aisle that was filled with halloween candy a month ago. >> happy valentine's day. >> if this teddy bear could talk, he would say "i came free with some cigarettes." last-minute valentine's day gift, ya burnt. [ applause ] town of punxsutawney. i'm not impressed with your groundhog. between those weird traditions and being home to a place called gobbler's knob, i'm calling it right now. i think you guys are into some freaky sex stuff. [ laughter ] which one of you is gobbler? be honest. [ laughter ] and by the way, gobbler's knob sounds like the world's worst
[ laughter ] wait a second, haven't we done this before? can you guys play back last year's ya burnt? >> also, this all goes down at a place called gobbler's knob. gobbler's knob sounds like the world's worst country western gay bar. >> seth: oh. it's like groundhog day. [ laughter ] hey, punxsutawney, you better get back in that hole 'cause ya burnt. [ applause ] wintertime dry skin. how it is that there's two feet of wet slush on the ground yet i can't find a single drop of moisture in my entire body? [ laughter ] also thanks for making my knuckles bleed. i really love looking like a turn of the century boxer. my hands are so dry i can literally sharpen a pencil with a closed fist. look. [ laughter ] wintertime dry skin, i may need lotion but you need aloe because ya burnt. [ applause ] super bowl parties. you love football, so why not close out the season by celebrating with people of wildly varying levels of
let's see the parties. look at the starting lineup. up first, she went to a northeastern liberal arts college that didn't have a football program. it's the girl who feels bad for the losing team. [ light laughter ] who is that in the corner chewing his nails to nubs? it's the co-worker who is no fun because he bet a lot of money on a team that's getting crushed. up next, you don't want her here, and she doesn't want to be here either. it's the bummer wife who keeps bringing up "concussion." [ laughter ] from the ohio state university he used to party hard but now he's asleep in a recliner by the third quarter. it's the new dad. [ laughter ] she can't be here in person but if the game is close you know mom's going to call in the fourth quarter with a question about your easter plans. [ light laughter ] and who could forget the couple that brought a too big dog? [ laughter ] good news, everybody, you're about to find out together that dog goes crazy every time he hears a whistle. and what super bowl 50 party wouldn't be complete without the dude who keeps asking "when's halftime going to get here?
>> fingers crossed for "yellow." >> seth: featuring the foodie who is disappointed no one is eating the prosciutto and melon he brought. also from the university of "i don't know and i'm not going to ask" it's the downstairs neighbor you only invited so he wouldn't complain about the noise. >> you think his name is todd. [ laughter ] >> seth: and finally, the least valuable player from every party this year, he's sitting cross legged by an outlet, the guy who needs to borrow a phone charger. super bowl parties, like my tongue after eating your hot wings, ya burnt. [ applause ] up next, doctors working on the zika crisis. [ buzzer ] oh, darn it. we ran out of time. looks like i'll have to operate on you doctors the next time out. this has been "ya burnt." we will be right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] what's the most awarded car company of the year?
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night," everybody. you know our next guest from his work on the hit tv shows "the affair" and "fringe." he is currently making his off-broadway debut in "smart people," which opens february 11th. please welcome to the show, joshua jackson. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: i'm so happy you're here. i'm so happy you're making the time while you're in previews for the show. i know you must be very busy. >> thank you for having me. yeah, i will run right here
>> seth: well, that's very exciting. now, it's been a long time since you've done a stage play. >> 10, 11 years, yeah. >> seth: 10, 11 years. i know you've been looking for something to do in new york. what made you decide that this was the play you wanted to do? >> well -- i have to preface by saying it's a comedy. >> seth: okay. >> thank you for having me. yeah, i will run right here directly to the stage. >> seth: well, that's very exciting. now, it's been a long time since you've done a stage play. >> 10, 11 years, yeah. >> seth: 10, 11 years. i know you've been looking for something to do in new york. what made you decide that this was the play you wanted to do? >> well -- i have to preface by saying it's a comedy. >> seth: okay. >> but it is about race and gender and all of those dynamics and politics that are happening in our world right now. and when i read it, i thought it was a very smart play about these smart people grappling with these issues that we're all trying to deal with and telling it in a way that you can actually hear it. because it allows you to laugh, right? these are difficult things that nobody really wants to talk about, and this play allows you -- i hope. we'll see tonight. [ light laughter ] in a couple of hours. hopefully an enjoyable ride to get into these conversations. >> seth: i imagine when you bring up things like race, do you feel an anxiety in the audience in the beginning of the show where they don't quite know what to expect? >> sure. well, they don't know what to expect and then, you know, these are difficult conversations that we avoid pretty much at all costs in society, right? and i can see into the crowd.
looking around, like, "am i allowed to laugh at this?" and i just see -- you know, clock it. like, this dude looking around like, "oh, that's fun -- uh-oh. okay, good. i'm good. we can go, yeah." mentioned -- or 11. is it hard to get back into the idea of doing a play? >> yes. yes. i mean, i'm supposed to lie and say, "no, no, no, it's like riding a bike. once you've done it, it's fine." but the truth of the matter is that you put -- the four of us really haven't done a lot of theater in a long time. and when we first get out there, we're -- [ yelling ] everybody's talking like this and trying to fill the room! and nobody knows how to be on stage anymore because working for camera is a completely different animal. >> seth: oh, of course. 'cause i imagine -- well, so you must be -- so you're overcompensating when you're screaming. >> exactly. and the space, it's not even a huge house by broadway standards, i don't know how those guys do it. but it is big. and you're trying to fill this space and you're having a slow motion nervous breakdown because you're learning 100 pages of work in three weeks.
>> seth: now, you talk about filling the space. you have a nude scene. >> yeah. >> seth: in it. and full frontal. >> yes. mom. [ cheers ] yeah. >> seth: but now i've heard that based on how you're standing only half of the audience gets -- gets the front. [ laughter ] >> yeah. well, yeah, exactly. you got to pay premium for those seats. >> seth: exactly. [ laughter ] now here's my question. >> don't give that stuff away. [ light laughter ] >> seth: when friends and family come, which side do you put them on? [ light laughter ] >> well, that depends, friends or family. >> seth: yeah, i guess that's true. yeah. right, right, right. >> i haven't quite -- there's another thing i'm going to have a nervous breakdown about. i haven't quite worked that out yet. >> seth: yeah. >> well, yeah. god, next thursday. [ light laughter ] >> seth: sorry, i didn't mean to put that in your head. but that's something you gotta think about. >> all of a sudden, my mother's going to be in the audience next week and i'm going, "hmm, that's not quite so funny anymore." >> seth: no. [ laughter ] congratulations as well on "the affair." >> thank you. >> seth: you just wrapped up your second season. a fantastic show. i talked to a lot of people about this. because i watch it with my wife.
show about an affair, but you would argue that it is a great advertisement for being married. >> because everybody on that show who is engaged in an elicit affair is having a miserable time. >> miserable. like ruins not only their lives but their children's lives and possibly four or five generations down the line. it just ruins everybody's lives. >> seth: i will say, i feel like affairs looked fun for about 45 minutes in the first episode. >> right. and then -- >> seth: i'd be like, "whoa, this looks fun." is a nightmare." [ laughter ] mostly you're just like, "oh, affairs have so many logistics." >> yes. totally. if it was that difficult having one person in your life, why would you multiply it? >> seth: with another one, yeah. you got to schedule it. make sure only one has the password to your google calendar. [ light laughter ] but this is a cautionary -- >> you've thought about this maybe a little too much. >> seth: i've thought about it, yeah. [ laughter ] and my wife, then, she'll say like, when we're watching it, she's like, "what are you thinking about?" and i can't say that, so i go, "i just think he's a jerk." [ laughter ] >> "the affair" -- i do have this experience. like "the affair" brings up a lot of side eye. right? >> seth: yeah.
this is fun. we're just watching tv together." and you slowly look over. "is she noticing this moment?" and then she is. you're like, "what an ass [ bleep ]." >> seth: yeah, you never want in "the affair" your wife to lean forward. >> yes. [ laughter ] >> seth: "i didn't even think about this." >> oh, popcorn? i'll be right back. >> seth: this is a cautionary tale for actors because you have a pretty healthy beard on "the affair." >> yes. >> seth: and you wrapped the first season, shaved it off. >> right. yeah. which was a great idea when i was wrapped, but 48 hours later when they called me back in and said, "oops, reshoot," it was not so funny. >> seth: so they basically just realized they had to shoot a few more scenes. >> we had to go back and -- if you go into the first season, and you will see it now if you look for it. at the end of the big climactic scene at the end of the first season, i'm waving a gun in everybody's face and it's very serious and dramatic and i'm wearing a captain highliner beard. [ laughter ] >> seth: so there's a full fake beard. >> a full fake beard.
stuff like that because it's just like elmer's glue and god knows whose hair. [ light laughter ] and here i am in the midst of really seriously emoting, like, i'm trying to will this thing onto my face 'cause i can feel it coming off. so yeah, that was not a highlight. >> seth: that's for the dvd commentary. like this is not as serious as it looks. >> exactly. >> seth: you put this on instagram. this is you -- is this at an airport? with these -- >> this is the manila international, yes. >> seth: and so these are fans of yours from the philippines. >> they are. >> seth: and what did they know you from? >> from "the mighty ducks." >> seth: from "the mighty ducks." [ cheers ] fantastic. and were you surprised? >> shocked would be a better word. >> seth: yeah. >> not a lot of ice hockey in the philippines, surprisingly. >> seth: but they might think you're a real hockey player. >> oh, damn it. what a missed opportunity. but yeah, these were all "mighty ducks" fans. i couldn't believe it. >> seth: do you still hear "mighty ducks" a lot from fans? >> well, i'm canadian. so that's like -- >> seth: yeah. >> you have to -- at birth, they're like, "congratulations.
go forth and prosper." >> seth: i will say, the other thing looking at this picture -- i do think this is just like a public service. like, when you're the guy on the outside, you don't have to crouch down. >> yeah. yeah. we didn't really set the scene. >> seth: you can just stand up. >> but i also -- upon further review, they're kind of wearing mighty ducks colors. >> seth: oh, yeah. oh my god, these are -- >> like original ducks colors. they're dedicated, these guys. >> seth: and they were like -- every day we're like, "we should wear a matching ducks shirt." and they'll say like, "look, maybe this is the day someone from the cast --" >> they've been there for like 25 years. >> seth: 25 years. >> it's going to happen. statistically, it has to eventually. >> seth: we're at a major airport, someone from the "mighty ducks" is going to come through and then we'll get our picture. but make sure you guys crouch down. [ light laughter ] thank you so much for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> seth: can't wait to see the play. [ cheers and applause ] joshua jackson, everybody. "smart people" opens at the tony kiser theater on february 11th. we'll be right back with benjamin walker.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night," everybody. our next guest is a talented actor you know from the film "abraham lincoln: vampire hunter." starting this spring you can see him playing patrick bateman in the broadway adaptation of "american psycho." he also stars in the new nicholas sparks film "the choice," which opens in theaters today. let's take a look. >> can you be any more obnoxious? >> lady, you have no idea. >> lady? stop calling me lady. >> then tell me your name! >> it is gabby. >> hello gabby, welcome to the neighborhood. what are you so angry about? >> i am angry about molly's nipples. your stinky ass dog took advantage of my sweet little girl. now her nipples are swollen. she's gained 15 pounds. she'll not get out of bed and you play your music too loud! >> so, how do you even know she's pregnant? >> because i'm a medical student and i'm also a woman. >> second i knew, first one -- >> oh, you did? >> new information. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> well i like your confidence. >> seth: please welcome to the
>> seth: i'm so happy to have you here. >> i'm glad to be here, thank you. >> seth: we got valentine's day coming up. >> yeah. >> seth: nicholas sparks films historically maybe geared to the female audience. you claim this is not the case for "the choice." i'm gonna give you a chance to make a sales pitch right now to the gentlemen out there tonight for this film. >> fellas, this movie will get you laid. >> seth: oh, there you go. there ya go. >> it's true. >> seth: but like bring somebody with you. >> oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. not just with a stranger in the theater. [ laughter ] >> seth: don't just like sit there and then when it's over be like, "eh, pretty good. anybody --?" [ laughter ] have you -- were you a fan of nicholas sparks films before this? had you seen "the notebook"? >> yeah, i mean -- no.
no. >> seth: yeah. so did you when you got this? did you decide time to see "the notebook"? >> well, teresa palmer who plays the love interest had a mandatory screening at my house. she invited everybody over. >> seth: i think that's nice, though. for everybody -- she was like, we gotta all go see "the notebook" before we do this. >> sort of like a pregame kind of thing. >> seth: gotcha. that's good. get super psyched up. >> yeah, get pumped! [ laughter ] for puppies and rain. >> seth: how was your first "notebook" experience though? let's be honest, even the hardest man, "the notebook" will find their way into the old tear ducts. >> i -- of course i wept. >> seth: yeah. >> i wept. "what do you want?" "i don't know." "i wrote you every day." and i'm literally getting chills talkin' about it right now. [ laughter ] >> seth: i am, too. >> what are you doing later? [ laughter ] >> seth:
um -- but "american psycho" -- great film. and now you're playing patrick bateman on broadway. and he is a serial killer. is it -- i mean, obviously, this could not be farther away from nicholas sparks unless -- based on that clip i'm misreading "the
[ laughter ] >> there's one serious choice he has to make. [ laughter ] >> seth: shall i love or kill again? >> oh, god. [ laughter ] >> seth: but approaching this role, how do you prepare -- 'cause that is a dark character, patrick bateman. >> yeah. i feel like everybody has a little patrick bate man
in them. you know, you've been in the road in traffic and you thought horrible things and maybe screamed them knowing people wouldn't hear you. but i think the real trick with patrick bateman is not to bring it home with you. >> seth: right. like when you're preparing for the role. because you have a wife. >> i do. >> seth: and so she wouldn't be super psyched if patrick bateman came home every night. >> no. she just wakes up in the night and i'm sitting up staring at her asleep. she's like, "go back to 'the choice' character." [ light laughter ] >> seth: i like "the choice" guy more than this weirdo. >> yeah. >> seth: you also -- you've been in, obviously, other violent things. "abraham lincoln vamp --" what was it, vampire hunter? >> yeah, vampires. abraham lincoln and vampires >> seth: yeah.
>> seth: and then you were also in "bloody, bloody andrew jackson" which was a fantastic rock musical, but also very -- about andrew jackson, obviously another pretty violent person. what it is about you that people keep doing this? [ light laughter ] >> i don't know. >> seth: what do they see in you? i'm seeing like this very nice person. >> oh, thank you. >> seth: but obviously a lot other people are like, "this guy's my sociopath." >> i don't know. i don't know. i was really excited to do "the choice" 'cause it was one of the few projects i do that my mother can tell her friends about. >> seth: oh, yeah. it must be -- >> there will be puppies, it'll be fine. >> seth: the hard one for your mother must have been "abraham lincoln: vampire hunter," which is like very exciting. you guys know abraham lincoln? they're like, "oh, yeah." "well, in this one he hunts vampires." [ light laughter ] >> yeah. >> seth: do you bring any -- is there any andrew jackson being brought to patrick bateman? is there any -- do you ever do that where you played a character before who has sort of these violent tendencies and then you play another one and you try to borrow from them? >> well, i feel like both of
and also jackson, you know, he used to bloodlet. you know, that was a medical procedure at the time. and he and his wife would kind of do it together. so i feel like they are similarities between the two. >> seth: yeah, that's a creepy thing to do. >> yeah. >> seth: historical figures on broadway. you were andrew jackson, right now obviously we have "hamilton." who -- and be -- no bias here -- who wins a fight between andrew jackson and hamilton? >> jackson hands down. >> seth: really? >> yeah, yeah because i feel like he gets pleasure out of bleeding. he's just like, "bring it on." >> seth: so, that will be good. and i hope eventually there will be a musical where we see that fight. 'cause i think like everybody would line up for andrew jackson versus hamilton. >> gonna be "alien versus predator." >> seth: "alien versus predator" broadway. broadway's been looking for an "alien versus predator." [ light laughter ] thank you so much for being here. congratulations on everything coming up. congratulations on "the choice." [ cheers and applause ] benjamin walker, everybody. "the choice" is in theaters now. and performances of "american
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