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[ cheers and applause ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers. tonight -- kenan thompson star of "the worst person in the world," actress renate reinsve actor and producer tom riley featuring the 8g band with elena bonomo ♪ [ cheers and applause and now, seth meyers >> seth: good evening. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night. we hope you're all doing well tonight. let's get to the news. president biden said today that he is planning to name his nominee to replace retiring supreme court justice stephen breyer by the end of next month
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and then day or two after that, he'll nickname the nominee hey, super judge judge-a-rino i'll get one, don't worry. [ laughter ] after white house press secretary jen psaki said yesterday that president biden will stand by his commitment to appoint a black woman to the supreme court, a fox news panel criticized the administration's selection process. i'll take a wild guess and say they have exactly two problems with a black woman [ laughter ] the pharmaceutical company moderna announced yesterday that it has begun testing its omicron-specific coronavirus vaccine. feels like that might be outdated by the time it's ready. that's like hearing that apple is working on an iphone 7. [ laughter ] according to the latest numbers, the u.s. economy last quarter grew by 6.9% "my pleasure," said spider-man [ laughter ] according to a new report, a witness told federal prosecutors
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that he was present when republican congressman matt gaetz was told he had sex with a minor, and he said you could have heard a pin drop at that homecoming dance. [ laughter ] and almost in here [ laughter ] in honor of the park's 30th anniversary and women's history month in march, disneyland paris announced yesterday that minnie mouse will wear a dark blue and black polka-dotted pantsuit designed by stella mccartney unfortunately, that still won't make up for the fact that you brought your wife to paris and then took her to disneyland. [ laughter ] "hey, did you see the pantsuit, eh?" [ laughter ] a representative of the anti-drug group d.a.r.e. criticized the hbo show "euphoria" in a new interview and said it glorifies narcotics use among high school students but realistically, how many teens can afford hbo and narcotics?
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[ laughter ] mcdonald's is set to begin selling a new item consisting of a chicken sandwich, big mac and filet-o-fish all in one bun, called "land, air, and sea," as opposed to its original name, "bathroom, hospital, cemetery. [ laughter and applause went a different way and finally, the navy announced yesterday that it has discharged 45 sailors for refusing to get the coronavirus vaccine. wow, i didn't realize the virus could be transmitted through seamen [ laughter ] discharged discharged seamen. [ laughter ] and that was -- the show for the whole night? [ laughter ] that was the monologue we have a great show for you tonight. [ cheers and applause he is the longest-running cast member on "snl," 19 years and counting
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now he's got his own show on nbc. our friend kenan thompson will be here tonight. [ cheers and applause he is a very talented actor in the new netflix series, "the woman in the house across the street from the girl in the window." tom riley will be my guest [ cheers and applause and she won best actress at the cannes film festival for her amazing movie "the worst person in the world," which i absolutely love. renate reinsve will also be joining me [ cheers and applause but before we get to all that tonight, president biden and senate democrats say they'll move quickly to appoint and confirm a successor to retiring supreme court justice stephen breyer, which they absolutely must, because if republicans had their way, they'd almost certainly keep the seat vacant until they could fill it themselves for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause >> seth: well, guys, it's not often i get to report good news on this show, but things are finally looking up for democrats because they'll have a chance to choose a new supreme court
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justice. >> after 27 years on the supreme court, today we learned that justice stephen breyer, who is 83 years old, is retiring justice breyer is one of the three remaining liberal justices in the 6-3 court >> i was proud and grateful to be there at the start of this distinguished career on the supreme court. and i'm very proud to be here today on his announcement of his retirement >> the overall sort of ideological split on the court will not change one iota it is, generally speaking, a 6-3 conservative-majority court. >> seth: that's right, everyone. liberals get to maintain a 3-6 minority whoo round of tap waters for everyone who wants tap? we got tap from the sink wally, break out an appropriate number of balloons okay [ laughter ] you know what, you know what, i think we can go ahead and drop a single confettum
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[ laughter ] try to keep an eye on it [ cheers and applause we also called up d.j. khaled and asked if we could borrow his celebratory air horn and he asked what for, and i explained the good news about maintaining a 3-6 minority on the court. and then he told me that i played myself. and i said, "can i have the air horn or not? and he said, "you can have a horn appropriate to the news." so this is what we got [ horn blows ] free horn! [ laughter ] who played whose self now? that being said, this will still be a historic appointment, because today biden reaffirmed his commitment to putting the first black woman on the court, which is obviously a momentous and long-overdue step. but otherwise biden has been pretty tight-lipped about his choice yesterday, for example, he demurred when asked about it by reporters at a white house event and jokingly asked someone on a panel with him if they wanted to
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join the supreme court >> every justice has the right and opportunity to decide what he or she is going to do and announce it on their own there has been no announcement from justice breyer. let him make whatever statement he's going to make, and i'll be happy to talk about it later >> i want to start by asking tom, tom linebarger to offer your thoughts, please, sir >> yeah, thank you, mr. president. it's an honor to be here >> want to go to the supreme court, tom [ laughter ] >> i'm just going to demur on that one >> seth: hey, man, don't joke around like that because that's absolutely how trump picked kavanaugh "we need a supreme court justice? hey, you -- you with the beer bong, you wanna be on the supreme court? "who, me or my buddy squee? and i'm just joking. he wasn't chosen randomly. trump was given a list by the federalist society, which is a shadowy group of conservatives who secretly control the levers of power in this country when republicans are in office. you know what, wally, get rid of that one balloon
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[ air squealing [ laughter ] did you strangle it? and then today biden appeared at the white house alongside breyer to officially announce breyer's retirement, but made clear to reporters he would not take questions. >> i'm not going to take any questions, because i think it's inappropriate to take questions with the justice here. he is still sitting on the bench. but you'll have plenty of opportunities to get me later today and for the rest of the week next week, too so thank you very much thank you. [ reporters clamoring >> seth: and thank goodness this time president biden made sure to walk away from the microphone, because we all know what happens when he doesn't >> no, it's a great asset. more inflation what a stupid son of a bitch [ laughter ]
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>> seth: here -- here, though, here -- here's my question about that did he really think no one would hear him i mean, even if the mic wasn't there, you're still in a roomful of people, you're surrounded by reporters. you're on camera even if biden just mouthed the words, i'm pretty sure we could have read his lips like, watch my mouth [ laughter ] i think you can tell what i just said even without the words, his expression says, "you stupid son of a bitch." forget the hot mic biden's got a hot face so, before's today official announcement, biden and his aides were walking on eggshells and trying to be respectful of breyer, because in our dumb system, there was nothing stopping breyer from just changing his mind and sticking around and we all just have to nod and pretend that having a forever job this important isn't totally [ bleep ] crazy. i mean, what about an employee review every decade? is that too much to ask? whoever came up with the idea of lifetime appointments must have been a - >> stupid son of a bitch >> seth: but regardless of biden playing coy, he and senate democrats have made clear that they plan to move fast to
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confirm breyer's successor senate majority leader chuck schumer said the senate would move with, quote, "all deliberate speed." although, forgive me if i don't trust senate democrats to move quickly. no one who wears their glasses like this is known for their urgency. in ophthalmology, they call that glasses position the "hold your horses." [ laughter ] schumer looks like he's sampling every flavor at a baskin-robbins before ordering. "and now let me try a little of the rocky road this is getting harder, not easier." [ laughter ] "i hope the people behind me haven't been waiting too long. oh, dear!" [ laughter ] still, democrats seem aware of the urgency and the need to move quickly because republicans have repeatedly implied, or said outright, that if they had their way, they would hold the seat hostage and keep it empty until a republican can fill it that's their position now, and was there position in 2016 when republicans, including ted cruz and donald trump, infamously
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said they would never confirm a democratic nominee, no matter what year it was >> you've said the president shouldn't nominate anyone in the rest of his term to replace justice scalia >> i think it's up to mitch mcconnell and everybody else to stop it. it's called delay, delay, delay. >> seth: sounds like the one guy at a soccer match who doesn't quite know how to do the chant ole, ole, ole, o-- >> delay, delay. >> seth: that was in 2016. but it won't surprise to you learn that nothing has changed mitch mcconnell has already said he likely wouldn't confirm a biden nominee in 2024 if republicans win back the senate, and left the door open to stonewalling a nominee in 2023, as well, saying "cross those brings when i get there. we're focusing on '22. i don't rule anything in or out about how to handle nominations if i'm in the majority position." you can't even bring yourself to say that you'd consider a president's supreme court pick in a non-election year so what's your position, then? only republicans are allowed to govern oh, that is their position but then that wouldn't be a
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democracy, right well, what would it be oh well, that's not good. [ laughter ] if mcconnell got his way, biden's only job would be grilling hot dogs, eating ice cream, and giving people finger guns at the state of the union. and that right there -- that right there is the difference between being vice president and being president. vice president is like riding shotgun on a road trip, just messing with the radio, winking at the girls in other cars, doing that hand thing with the wind [ laughter ] but now that he is the one driving, he's all, "everybody shut up! i'm trying to concentrate! can i get over there our exit's coming up!" several gop senators went even further than mcconnell, telling cnn they would oppose any biden nominee no matter what year it is iowa senator chuck grassley, the ranking member on the judiciary committee, even went so far as to make up another totally non-existent rule, telling cnn, "you know what the rule is on that -- you go back to 1886, and ever since then when the senate 's been of one party and the
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president's been of another party, you didn't confirm. first of all, don't tell us to go back to 1886 just because you go back to 1886. [ laughter ] i'm not saying grassley is old, but his first campaign was for president of pangaea [ laughter ] "only i can keep us together!" [ laughter ] second, there's no such rule as cnn noted, the then democratic majority senate voted to confirm president ronald reagan's nomination of anthony kennedy in 1988, and president george h.w. bush's nomination of david souter in 1990, and clarence thomas in 1991 -- all while grassley was in the senate. do you think we can't just look this stuff up? or have you just not heard about google and think we have to go to the library to find it? "have fun going through microfiche, you losers!" and that's not a joke about chuck grassley being too old to know about google. that's a joke about grassley being bad at technology. like the time he tweeted out of nowhere with no additional context, "i assumed deer dead because it was night and no carcass. [ laughter ]
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i'm so relieved we found that tweet. one of our interns spent all day looking through the stacks at the twitter library in long island city. they found that and the deer carcass. [ laughter ] so clearly these guys are just making [ bleep ] up as they go, the same way your mom does when she has too much gin during a game of monopoly "mom, you can't put a hotel on a railroad." "well, where are the people supposed to stay you know, while they wait for their train. i'll bet there's a nice bar in that little hotel. "you have a problem, mother. "well, then i better call dr. hendrix. [ laughter ] there is no reason to ever take seriously anything these guys say ever again they blocked president obama's supreme court nominee eight months before an election, and then rushed to confirm amy coney barrett eight days before an election and now they're saying, even when it's not an election year, they won't confirm a democratic nominee. next, mcconnell is going to claim the constitution says the senate can't confirm a nominee when a democrat is president, in a month ending in "y," when it's alternate-side parking, before or after labor day, in a year
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when tom brady isn't in the super bowl this is why breyer had to retire now, so democrats could replace him before republicans potentially win back the senate in november. and to help nudge breyer towards retirement, there's been a sustained pressure campaign from progressives >> it is clear that the court's future is really his main reason for leaving after almost three decades on the court he has spoken extensively, particularly over the past year, he even wrote a book released in september. and in those speeches, in his book, he expressed concern that the public views the court as political. and he talks about how that perception could really erode faith in the court he understands this relentless over the past year progressive pressure on him to step down in fact, the progressive group demand justice just last spring, they paraded a mobile billboard past the supreme court with the simple words "breyer retire," trying to get their message out there. >> seth: i have to say, i enjoy the idea of paying for a mobile billboard that targets one guy
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it's like seeing an ad on the side of a bus that says, "is your name steve? did you borrow my coat last week and forget to return it? yeah, this is dave call me at 1-800-1-give me my coat back, [ bleep ] also, can we please dispense with this ridiculous fiction that the court somehow isn't political? that's all it is they want all of us to act like it's the jedi council soberly deliberating over what's best for the galaxy, when it's really just a group of republicans and democrats, nominated by a group of republicans and democrats, who do the things republicans and democrats want them to do. pretending the court isn't political is like pretending reality show casts are assembled for the purposes of having drama-free interactions. "i don't know where we went wrong with this season of "real housewives," but some of these ladies do not get along. [ laughter ] this is an opportunity for biden and democrats to make a historic impact on the court by confirming the first black woman in u.s. history, a move that is both momentous and long overdue. but it says a lot about our current politics that if breyer hadn't retired now, there's a
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good chance republicans would have held the seat hostage and never let biden nominate anyone, which if you ask me, is pretty - >> stupid. [ laughter ] >> seth: this has been "a closer look." [ cheers and applause we'll be right back with kenan thompson, everybody. [ cheers and applause ♪ it's still the eat fresh refresh™ so subway's upping their avocado game.
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♪ [ cheers and applause >> seth: give it up for the 8g band right over there [ cheers and applause all week long, we've had a fantastic and new york-based drummer and educator sitting in with us. her latest single "together" is available on all streaming platforms. she is currently the drummer for broadway's new hit musical "six," now playing at the brooks atkinson theater elena bonomo is here thank you so much. [ cheers and applause >> thank you >> seth: we've loved having you. our first guest tonight is an emmy award-winning comedian in his record-setting 19th season on "saturday night live. you can also see him in "kenan," which monday nights at 8:00 here on nbc let's take a look. >> don't do it >> do what >> don't you lock me in this basement again like when we was kids >> man, nobody trying to do that i'm a grown-ass man now. >> stop inching towards the steps. >> man, i ain't inchin' towards nothing. i'm a grown man. >> stop inchin'. >> i don't got to do nothing you say. [ scuffling >> gary! gary
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ow boy, if i catch you. >> seth: please welcome back to the show our very good friend kenan thompson, everybody. [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ >> seth: welcome back, my friend welcome back [ cheers and applause >> that was a funny clip that was a pretty funny clip >> seth: that was a really funny clip >> i'm proud of that >> seth: alright 19 years on "snl." i feel like "snl" is one of those shows, it maybe gets a little easier but it never gets easy, right? >> no. no, it's comedy. i think comedy has to be earned every single time. you can't just assume that everybody's going to laugh, like now. [ laughter ] you know what i'm saying >> seth: i was wondering, because now this is your second year of double duty, where
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you've done "snl" at the same time you're filming "kenan." >> yeah. >> seth: season two of "kenan," you've got a really great cast you got don johnson. chris redd from the clip fortune feimster what do you think? is it like, one season of a sitcom is equal to like, ten years of "snl" how do you feel on year two? do you feel like, way more settled? >> it is a lot it's a very different experience like "snl," we can kind of just, you know, coast it out little bit until saturday you know, because the show is live, so the only kind of things that we really do for real are the pre-tapes on fridays >> seth: yeah. >> monday through thursday i'm just in like sweats and you know, dirty socks. [ light laughter ] but when we shoot, when i show up on the "kenan" set, it's like a 12-hour day, for sure, guaranteed >> seth: yeah. >> it's like, that monday through friday yeah, it takes a lot, but at the same time, it's such a wonderful group of people, like you just said also kimrie lewis and taylor louderman, and dani and dannah, my little daughters. it's a just great group of people >> seth: so dani and dannah, who play your daughters, they are real-life sisters.
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>> yeah, real-life sisters >> seth: and you got started - here they are, right there >> look at -- they're sweethearts. look at their sweet faces. >> seth: and now you obviously got started in this game as a young person >> yeah, but not that young. and imagine to be able to start your experience with your sibling. i think it's such a great story. >> seth: yeah. >> and they are from atlanta as well, so they are keeping it very real on the show. [ light laughter ] >> seth: was georgia winning the national championship, is that a big deal >> bulldogs, yeah. shout out to the bulldogs! where the south at >> seth: how was your mom with it >> my mom, she is a big fan, but she is more of an ohio state fan. >> seth: okay, gotcha. >> unfortunately, she went to ohio state [ faint booing ] i know, right? [ light laughter ] midwest, naw no thanks >> seth: by the way, if you met kenan's mom and you just booed her school, the sweetest woman >> she is a very sweet woman i didn't know where you were going with that. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, yeah. you were like, trying to decide if you were gonna have my back you were like, either "listen to
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him" or like - >> take it easy, seth! >> seth: i mean i was very happy about this as a red sox fan. david ortiz, big papi got inducted into the hall of fame [ cheering ] and i mean, a long list, but this is my favorite of your impressions. >> oh, my god, he's saying "biiig lunch." [ light laughter ] that's what he is going to have to celebrate, a biiig lunch. big papi, yeah i love that dude >> seth: did you see him find out the news >> yeah. >> seth: because the only thing i'll say is -- >> very casual, like he wasn't expecting it >> seth: the great thing about it, first of all, i love his shirt. >> full dinner party yeah, colorful >> seth: i don't know if the sound was synched wrong, because the thing i liked about it, he was on the phone with a guy for a really long time before he celebrated getting the news, and it was very clear where the call was going. >> also i felt like they all heard it before he celebrated, so they were just waiting on him patiently. shout out to them, because they were very poised >> seth: i felt like everybody else in the room was, like, "david, you know they're saying yes."e and he was like - >> also, cooperstown, who is calling with something else, you know there's no other news.
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>> seth: they're like, "hi, david. this is cooperstown. are you with people? "i am. he's like, "uh, maybe go in the other room." [ light laughter ] >> "you didn't get it. "well, why would you call? i could have just read that. >> seth: how was it having our friend will forte back last week >> best, it was the best i mean, and shout out to ariana debose. she did an incredible job the week before. [ cheers and applause but it's always such a pleasure when our old people come back and i can take the week off. [ light laughter ] you know what i'm saying but like, forte had basically like, 80% of the show written already before he came through the door, so it was just incredible and then kristen was back. great to see kristen around. [ cheers ] >> seth: you have some people who you impersonate. you mentioned big papi you did this this week and stephen smith saw it >> yeah, michael irvin >> seth: you did a michael irvin. and this didn't even air, this just went up online, this stephen a. found >> stephen a. smith really did it that's really cool
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me and chris and chloe did their morning show, so it was me doing michael irvin, and stephen a. was chris, and chloe was, i don't remember the lady's name "the lady," unfortunately. [ light laughter ] >> seth: no, that's fine in this day and age, that's fine >> yeah, there is going to be some friendly tweets about that to be answered tonight, i'm sure but, yeah, it's always nice when people can take the impersonation in stride, and they loved it and they shouted it out, so it was great. >> seth: you got a shout-out >> now i'm googling who that lady is. >> seth: okay, great, and then we can - >> we'll continue to talk. go ahead >> seth: we'll adr it in later i'll make this question a long setup. >> "first take lady. >> seth: so, "weekend update" is a segment, it's sort of a news parody happens in the middle of the show >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> seth: colin jost, michael che. >> yeah, yeah. molly qerim. that's her name. chloe played molly shout out to molly [ applause ] >> seth: thank you shout out to molly we apologize >> yes, yes! >> seth: so you guys did the village people >> this was such a fun "weekend update,
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because it just came out of the blue i don't think it had anything to do with, like, what most of that "update" was about i think it was the anniversary of the song or something >> seth: i think it was maybe that trump was using it as his walk-in music. >> that's what it was. trump was using it as his campaign music without permission, and they did not like that. so we did this sketch, and then i got to get a chance to meet victor, the guy i was playing. he called, and was like i think his assistant called, and he was like, "would you like to meet victor?" i was like, "i'm sorry, who? [ light laughter ] "remember, you did the village people yesterday, and victor saw it, and he would like to zoom with you guys. i was like, "of course." i got bowen to come. we were just sitting there on a zoom, which are usually pretty casual, but victor's side of the zoom was very hoity-toity, to a point. i mean, it was just a sheet curtain background but it was a lot of anticipation "please hold for victor. then he came into frame, full helmet and sunglasses and the whole nine
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i was an immediate fan i could have been in 1975. >> seth: yeah. >> running around, having a good time as a super-fan. but when you see someone that iconic, i think, actually appear in real time in front of you, it's - >> seth: i also shout out to victor thinking, "you know what? i'm going to make this the best possible situation get me the helmet. >> yeah, i would love a signed helmet so this is it. victor, if you would sign your helmet, send it to seth. he'll get it to me appreciate it. appreciate that. >> seth: he can have my address but not yours? >> you have seth's address and not mine no, but he could not have been nicer about it >> seth: well, it only makes sense for people to be nice to you. you are the nicest person i know in show business kenan thompson, everybody. "kenan," monday nights at 8:00 here on nbc. [ cheers and applause "snl" with this weekend's host, willem dafoe with musical guest katy perry. we'll be right back with tom riley, everybody [ cheers and applause ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause >> seth: our next guest is a talented actor who stars in the netflix series "the woman in the house across the street from the girl in the window " all eight episodes will be available to stream on netflix starting tomorrow. let's take a look. >> is there anything i can do? >> like what >> build a time machine so you can go back in time and change things >> hi anna >> hi emma >> alright we should go it's good seeing you >> wait, one second. i want you to have this. life is for the living, and so are casseroles [ light laughter ] >> seth: please welcome to the show, tom riley, everybody [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪
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>> seth: how are you, tom? >> i'm good, i'm good. thank you. >> seth: i'm very happy to have you here your talented wife, the actress lizzy caplan, has been here in the past she's back in the green room it was lovely to see her >> when my name is mentioned, when she says that she's married to me, the type of applause that i get -- that she gets is more the sort of, "oh, well done. you've fostered an old stray dog. >> seth: yeah. >> but that -- she deserves that she's the best >> seth: yeah. [ laughs ] >> yeah. >> seth: yeah, it's right. there like, "that's so sweet of you, liz, to have done that. >> yeah, thank you >> seth: how are you guys doing? >> we're good. we just had a baby >> seth: you did >> yeah, yeah. [ applause ] >> seth: now, is this one of these -- is this one of these secret babies? >> yeah, i mean, we say -- yeah, i say we just had a baby it was -- it was about four and a half months ago. someone else said -- the other day they said, "is this -- did you do this? was this a secret pregnancy?
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and, i mean, not on purpose. >> seth: yeah. >> it's just we didn't -- we we didn't tell anyone it's not like we -- we snuck lizzy into the hospital under a blanket. and then two days later, we like emerge with a baby hidden in a bowling ball bag we just -- we just -- no one asked. >> seth: right >> so we just, you know -- >> seth: well, congratulations have you -- how has fatherhood treated you so far >> it is -- it's good. >> seth: yeah. >> yeah. it's -- no, it's great >> seth: you know what i'm sorry. good's the honest answer, and i really appreciate it >> thank you >> seth: let's not go crazy. >> it has its ups and downs. >> seth: it has its ups and downs. and at four months old, they are, you know -- >> they're a little something. >> seth: there's not a lot going on >> no, well, that's the thing. and we had him in london but we -- yeah, we flew back here when he was three months old. and have you -- you've just had -- >> seth: yeah, but we have not put her on an airplane yet >> have you done an international flight with a with a young -- >> seth: not that young. no, that's young, too. >> everyone said to us, "it's young, but it's okay they're going to sleep the whole way.
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>> seth: right >> that is not true. [ laughter ] and the thing about babies -- i don't know this may come as a surprise to you, but they [ bleep themselves, and they don't care where they are >> seth: right >> they don't care if they're on the ground or if they're in the air. >> seth: no. >> but we were so prepared we had like a go bag >> seth: yes >> like doomsday preppers. it was, like, full of, like, diapers and everything but we put it up in the overhead compartment. and what no one said is that on takeoff, it's not just their ears that pop. it's also their buttholes. >> seth: that's right. >> and so we get to like 5,000 feet, and he looks at us, and he's just sort of goes that kind of red from the neck up that means he's like -- >> seth: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> cooking a fresh batch or something. >> seth: yeah. >> and we're just like, "don't you -- don't you -- not now. don't. and he just -- [ laughter ] i mean, like -- like a confetti
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cannon, like we're celebrating something awful. [ light laughter ] and it goes like through his - through his clothes, through his diapers. like, somehow it's in his hair instantly. and everyone around us is going like, "oh, no. oh, no, no we're stuck on the plane with this baby. and i don't know i felt like this may not be the case for you, but like, i -- being a new daddy, there's a lot of feeling very useless. >> seth: yes, 100% >> most of the beginning >> seth: yeah. >> and so anytime i can see a job that i can do, i'm like, "that's -- i'm here. i'm ready. >> seth: oh, that's very noble yeah >> and i felt like, "operation clean up i've got this. >> seth: yeah. >> and the minute those seatbelt signs go out, i am going to -- i'm going to get these guys to the bathroom so, i'm there like, "8,000 feet, 9,000 feet, 10,000 feet. seatbelts -- the seatbelts sign on goes out. i'm like up on the aisle "make way. lady with -- lady with baby. lady with a stinky baby. and -- and we go into the bathroom oh, she's going to kill me for telling this, i've just realized, this story [ laughter ]
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>> seth: well, it's not like - it's not like you're that far into it. >> no, you're right. you're right okay [ laughter ] and -- and so we get in there, or lizzy goes in ahead, and she puts alfie who's our son down on the -- on the toilet, basically, 'cause it's a tiny airplane bathroom i try and get in there i can't get in like, "what can i do how can i help?" and she's like, "just stay - stay on the door make sure no one comes in. it can't lock. just stay there. i'm like, "i've got it daddy's here daddy's here everybody's safe." and i stand there thinking i'm going to be an impenetrable wall and then the seatbelt sign comes back on, and i'm a stickler for the rules. [ laughter ] you know, especially the rules of the law of the sky. >> seth: sure, of course they can pull your flight status >> exactly and anyone could have been an air marshal. >> seth: right [ laughter ] >> i don't know. and so i was like, "well, if i go back down, no one's going -
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no one's going to come >> seth: yeah. >> the seatbelt sign's on. no one's going to interrupt her. so i went and i sat, and i unclip -- clipped my belt back on and i look, and this guy gets up, and he starts to walk to the thing, and i'm like, "don't, don't, don't, no, no, no, no, no." and he opens the door, and he gasps, and lizzy - i can still -- i can still see it like, because of the way she's positioned, she's on all fours and she's got, like, poop up her arms, maybe a little bit on her face [ light laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> and because of the way she's there on all fours in front of the toilet, you can't even see the baby [ laughter ] and it -- it just looks like she's eating out of the toilet [ laughter ] and, i mean, i felt embarrassed. i felt regret. >> seth: yeah. >> i felt like i was -- i hadn't protected my family. >> seth: did you feel like opening the door and just jumping? >> yeah, but that was the thing. i'm stuck. i can't escape i say there's no way i can go. my wife's mad at me. and that is basically what being
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a dad feels like it's all about. [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> seth: the effort. the fact you made the effort real quick, because i will not -- i had to read it off cue cards. so, this show that you in with kristen bell, which is a sort of parody of sorts of this kind of crime thriller that we've sort of fallen in love with the last few years, how -- can you say the title real quick and how long did it take you to learn it >> "the woman in the house across the street from the girl in the window" >> seth: yeah. >> we had a little head start because it was called "the woman in the house" when we were shooting it, and that's sort of 40%. so when they added the rest, i already had that in my back pocket >> seth: right >> it was down, yeah >> seth: well, it's really fun and you and kristen are great together, and thank you so much for being here what a pleasure to have you. >> oh, such a pleasure [ cheers and applause >> seth: you guys, that's tom riley. "the woman in the house across the street from the girl in the window" is available to stream on netflix starting tomorrow we'll be right back with renate reinsve [ cheers and applause ♪ if i go to sleep right now, i can get more.... four hours. that's not good. what is time?
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♪ [ cheers and applause >> seth: our next guest won best actress at cannes film festival for her her work in the critically-acclaimed film "the worst person in the world," which is in theaters february 4th let's take a look. [ speaking foreign language [ speaking foreign language >> seth: please welcome to the show, renate reinsve [ applause ] ♪ ♪ >> seth: welcome to the show >> thank you >> seth: congratulations on this movie. this is a wonderful film it's a beautiful film.
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it tells a story of a fascinating woman, and you won best actress at cannes what has this journey been like? >> it's been something [ laughing ] i can't put it into words yet, because it's like, i'm sitting here now it's terrifying. it's wonderful like, it's all the words >> seth: the thing i keep reading, and i'm wondering if it's true, that you had decided the day before - this is your first lead role - the day before you were offered this film, you had decided to quit acting. >> yes i had like this big moment where i laid in bed and kind of like, this big moment of, "i'm done. i'm finished." and then the day after, he called me for this role. it's very strange. weird. >> seth: what was your backup plan >> it was carpenting >> seth: okay. >> yeah. >> seth: you were going to be a carpenter? >> almost the same as acting, almost the same. >> seth: so this is director joachim trier. i think i'm saying that right. >> yes, you are. >> seth: you had been in a previous movie of his called
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"oslo, august 31st." did i get that right beautiful film as well you had one line in that film. >> yeah. >> seth: you must have made quite an impact. >> yeah. >> seth: do you want to do the line for us? >> yeah. "let's go to the party." >> seth: so good [ cheers and applause i mean, i remember >> but recently, someone told me i also have another line that i forgot it was improvised. it's "i have water in my nose. also a great line. >> seth: wow it wasn't even written for you >> no! >> seth: that's what you bring to a project >> i know! >> seth: now i'm wondering, because he came to you and said, "i wrote this part for you." >> yeah. >> seth: the movie is called "the worst person in the world." >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> seth: i mean, that must have been a real like, good news, bad news >> yeah. the first thing i thought was, "my ex is gonna be very happy. my face is gonna be on a poster, and it's gonna be "the worst person in the world. >> seth: i didn't even think of that he must have been like, "what
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did i tell you?" >> yeah. >> seth: you're obviously not the worst person in the world. in this film, you were, i think, a complicated person, which are the most interesting to play it's a beautifully-shot film there's a moment where everyone freezes and you run through. you're in motion everyone else is frozen. not cgi, correct >> no, nothing he wanted to do it like, old-school joachim, i mean. >> seth: so what does that mean? that a bunch of other secondary actors, extras, have to just stand perfectly still? >> well, they were rehearsing and they were standing there it looked very good. you've seen it you know and i was running up and down, and then suddenly, we saw more people joined in and then they to stay the whole day, so we actually got more people in during the day >> seth: so this is just people walking around oslo who were like, "alright, i'll stand still for a good movie." >> yeah, yeah. they were annoyed, because we had to stop traffic. oslo is very small, so if you block off a street, it's like, half the city.
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so everyone was waiting for us to finish so they can cross the street, and then they just joined in instead. [ light laughter ] >> seth: now, i would imagine maybe they're frustrated at the time because their street gets shut down, but for a norwegian film to get international acclaim and attention like this has, are people in norway intensely proud of how the film's been received >> yeah, so proud. i feel that we all like, norway did it now we're like -- yes. [ applause ] everyone is happy. >> seth: when you go to someplace like cannes, do you get to meet, run into other actors that you've respected over the years >> yeah. i had this moment, i think it was the day after we showed the film, and i walked past tilda swinton, who is, you know. >> seth: that's a real good one. >> yeah yeah yeah. then i walked past and then i kind of backed up, because i was, "is that her?
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and then i turned and i looked, and i waited until she saw me and i gave her like, a bow [ laughter ] i don't know what -- and then she, i thought she was gonna be like, "oh, thank you," but she was like this. and then i heard she just saw the movie. but i ran out after that, yeah >> seth: that's very cinderella that you - [ light laughter ] >> yes >> seth: you deserve bows as well congratulations on the film, and thank you so much for making time for us. >> thank you so much for having me [ cheers and applause >> seth: you guys, that's renate reinsve everybody, "the worst person in the world" in theaters february 4th we'll be right back with more "late night. [ cheers and applause ♪ my tracross the country i came across this house with water dripping from the ceiling. you never know when something like this will happen. so let the geico insurance agency help you with homeowners insurance and protect yourself from things like fire, theft, or in this case, water damage.
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