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captioning sponsored by cbs >> a surprise frontrunner in a hypothetical race for the governor of texas, 45% would support matthew mcconaughey if he decided that he wanted to run for governor. 33% would support greg abbott, he's the current governor. >> we've always defined ourselves as the ability to overcome the impossible. >> matthew mcconaughey has a vision for texas. >> you just got to keep livin', man, l-i-v-i-n. >> he wants everyone to have the basics. >> cocaine and hookers, my friend. >> he is a problem solver. all right, you killed a hooker. here's what you're going to do, get your hands on some bleach,
some hydrogen peroxide and a ( bleep ) load of lime. >> that's who the law says that you cannot touch. >> he's a hard worker. i ( bleep ) at least twice a day. >> he's not some ass clown. i'm not some ass clown. he's a patriot. i'm a sufferer, dude. close enough. and why does matthew mcconaughey think he would make a good governor? >> i'm high as a kite. matthew mcconaughey for governor of texas. >> all right, all right, all right! >> announcer: it's "a late show" with stephen teach! >> tonight, needle mania! plus stephen welcomes anthony hopkins and florian zeller, and senator mazie hirono, featuring jon batiste and stay human. and now live on tape from the ed sullivan theater office building in new york city, it's stephen colbert! >> stephen: welcome! to "a late show," everybody.
i'm your host, stephen colbert folks, i am incredibly excited for tonight's show. i get to talk to anthony hopkins in a little bit. and i'm going to talk a lot about chris evans' penis-- not with anthony hopkins. but the thing that's got me most excited is what is happening 179.98 million miles away, on mars. it's time for "space news: martian chronicle!" mark your calendar, because this morning, at 3:34 eastern time nasa's ingenuity mars helicopter succeeded in its historic first flight, making it the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. 117 years after kitty hawk, we flew a helicopter on mars! and as a tribute to the wright brothers, "ingenuity" has a bit of fabric from their aircraft. and for fun, they stuck on orville's mustache.
now that we've got a helicopter up there, it's only a matter of time until we get the martian traffic report. ike ored plan areper to bumper from olympus mons all the way to the polar ice caps. traffic on the 1's is brought to you by iron oxide. iron oxide: it's what makes mars red! >> stephen: let's take a look at some of the amazing images. there it is taking off. okay, hovering, a little left and right there, a little hovering, pretty nice, and back down. boom. amazing stuff. and they've got two more flights before it ends up stuck on the neighbor's roof. it wasn't a long flight, it lasted just 30 seconds and reached an altitude of about ten feet.t, but ten feet mea dunk. today's mission was the first of several, because the helicopter could make as many as five hts coming weeks. although to save a couple bucks, one of them has a layover in charlotte.
there's a chili's, too. somebody should fly a helicopter there. but flying helicopters on mars isn't even science's biggest achievement of the day, because there's light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, and i'll tell you all about it in tonight's installment of "the vax-scene." ♪ i knock youlation ♪ ♪ for the whole nation ♪ ♪ get a shot in your arm ♪ ♪ inoculation ♪ ♪ the one vacation ♪ ♪ but please watch out for ♪ ♪ the next mutation ♪ there's great progress on the vaccine front because, as of today, "half of all american adults have received at least one shot." half the people are halfway there. and two halves make a whole-ly crap, we might be able to go to the movies again! today is also the first day that all u.s. residents 16 and older are eligible for the covid-19 vaccine. this is a big achievement for
president biden, because it means he "met the april 19 deadline that he set two weeks ago." getting things done. it's a huge contrast from his predecessor, "voldemoron." even under that guy's most optimistic projections, at this point, only a third of u.s. adults would have received their jug of government bleach. to promote the vaccine, last night, president biden participated in a star-studded event called "roll up your sleeves, presented by walgreens." it's a wonderful public-private partnership in the vein of f.d.r.'s fireside chats: >> it is whispered by some that only by abandoning our freedom, our ideals, our way of life, can we build our defenses adequately. i do not share these fears. and neither do the good people of pancake jug. pour me, pour me, pour me a pancake! >> stephen: the stars turned out in force to promote the vaccine, from kumail nanjiani and ellen
pompeo, to amanda seyfried and jane seymour. and you can trust jane seymour, because she's a medicine woman. ♪♪ >> to enjoy this joke, stream cbs' "dr. quinn, medicine woman" on paramount+. paramount+: a mountain of entertainment. >> stephen: the headliner was former president barack obama. >> i want to make sure that our communities, particularly ones, african-american, latino, as well as young people understand that this will save lives and allow people to get their lives back to normal, and the sooner we get more people vaccinated, the better off we're going to be. >> mr. president, i get my second vaccine shot tomorrow. i cannot wait. i think it's important for us to keep talking about the vaccine. so, i'm telling all my friends, yo, man, forget what happened back in the day. every black person, please go
out and get vaccinated. >> i am vaccinated. >> stephen: you know you can believe it if shaq promotes it. he won't lend his name to just anything. another highlight came when dr. anthony fauci was interviewed by actor matthew mvconaughey. wow, the sexiest man alive was interviewed by matthew mcconaughey! mcconaughey may have a lot more public policy appearances coming, because according to a new poll, matthew mcconaughey commands more support to be texas' next governor than incumbent greg abbott: 45%, compared to 33% that's a huge lead for someone who's not a politician. although if he does officially enter the race, you can be sure they'll look for skeletons in his closet, or in mcconaughey's case, "ghosts of girlfriends past." for those wondering, i can say categorically that matthew mcconaughey is not going to run for governor. he's going to drive-- a lincoln talking to himself the entire time.
anyway, back on the vaccine special, it might not be reaching the right groups, because in a recent poll of republicans and white evangelical christians, "almost 30% of each group says they will 'definitely not' get a shot." apparently, the message "the vaccine is safe and effective" isn't as believable as "hugo chavez and a cabal of celebrity pedophiles stole an election from the least popular president in history in a plot that can only be understood by a man clutching his own pillow." star-studded, celebrity events are not going to convince the maga-heads. that's why the white house has started running vaccine p.s.a.'s during nascar, on country music television, and the show "deadliest catch." and if that doesn't work, they're going to make the syringe more appealing with some truck nutz. speaking of the extreme right, it was a big weekend for georgia representative and woman saying "seriously, get your frisbee off my lawn," marjorie taylor greene. on friday, we learned that greene was organizing a new "america first caucus" that
would champion "anglo-saxon political traditions." yes! anglo-saxon. americans are losing our our pre-norman conquest culture. when was the last time you buried an aeldorman in his longboat and prayed to saint bede? we need to go back to a simpler time, when king alfred divided the world into praying men fighting men, and working men. why, when i was a kid, you could borrow an oxen from your leige lord and all you had to do is some boon work in his fields! but kids today want to have their own bluetooth oxen! it's like they never even read the village rolls or the doomsday book! the document also backs infrastructure projects, so long as they are in keeping with the progeny of european architecture, whereby public infrastructure must be utilitarian as well as stunningly, classically beautiful. sure, if you want evidence of
the classic european roots of american architecture, look no further than the majestic coation f.c.-to bell-pizza hut at the rest stop on the turnpike. in addition to promoting anglo saxon culture, the document also claims that "societal trust and political unity are threatened when foreign citizens are imported en-masse into a country." yes, america cannot bow to the pressure of foreign border-crossers. our anglo-saxon culture demands we go back to the traditions established by... a tribe of germanic invaders who settled with the britons in an attempt to flee the norse! by odin's beard! but greene's caucus was short-lived because she got a haywain of criticism, so greene called off the america first caucus following the backlash, with greene's spokesperson going after the people who leaked the plan, calling them "dirty backstabbing swamp creatures." okay, it's hard to believe she didn't author this ode to anglo-saxons, when "dirty
backstabbing swamp creatures" is literally the plot of "beowulf." what? speaking of dirty deeds, we have a new update on an old scam. for years, g.o.p. groups have been mass-purchasing books written by republicans to boost sales and get them on bestseller lists. that's so embarrassing. it's like when your dad has to buy all your girl scout cookies because your cookies are painfully boring and blame everything on immigrants. this has always been a shady strategy, but one republican's book purchases may have actually broken the law. i'm talkin' about texas senator, and tragic victim of pube displacement disorder, ted cruz. normally, republs e book, then have a group like the r.n.c. buy a bunch of them on the d.l., but ted cruz is accused of bulk-purchasing his new book using campaign money, which is likely illegal. and it wasn't just a few books. cruz's campaign reportedly spent $154,000 of his supporters'
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hello, jon. how's l.a.? >> jon: oh, it's nice and sunny. i was sitting by the pool all day. i've forgotten wat's like! hello! >> stephen: i, too. without this makeup on, i'm the color of uncooked calamari. >> jon: oh, no, it's good for you. i love that sun. >> stephen: i do, too. i love you're out there. after i talked to you the last show last week, i talked to our friend amanda sy fred. say colbert says hi. >> jon: i will. >> stephen: anthony hopkins is nominated. >> jon: that's a legend right there. >> stephen: you say hi to tony hopkins for me, too. just say, hey, toney. >> jon: with that accent, i'm going to try toer ge >> stephen: has los angeles inspired you, has changed your music point of view? what wants to come out of your
fingers in los angeles, jon? >> jon: oh, my god. let's see... ♪♪ >> stephen: jon batiste, everybody. thank you, jon. stay safe. >> jon: oh, yeah. >> stephen: folks, there are a lot of very important things happening in the world right now, so i'd like to take a mnute to talk about none of them. instead, i'd like to talk about how this weekend, lizzo drunkenly slid into chris evans' d.m.'s. apparently, lizzo got hammered and sent captain america the message, "wind emoji, dunking emoji, and basketball emoji." which, i have been informed, in young people hieroglyphics means, "i'm taking a chance" or "shooting my shot," and not, as i initially thought, "i refer to my farts as air jordan." i gotta give credit to lizzo for confessing this drunk d.m. to her 14.6 million tik tok followers, but extra credit for
sending this drunken d.m. at 5:22 p.m. now that is how i like to party. sloppy drunk, but home in time for "jeopardy!" best of all, lizzo also revealed that chris evans replied. "no shame in a drunk d.m. kiss face emoji. god knows i've done worse on this app, l.o.l. face palm emoji." what evans is referencing with that face palm emoji is last year's incident where "he accidentally shared a penis pic on instagram." apparently, he was caught shaking hands with his super soldier. back when that story broke, we covered it on this show. if it weren't for the darkness of our present news cycle, we could happily do so many chris evans jokes right now. but here -- here is my sacred vow: if joe biden is elected on november 3, on november 4, we will cover chris evans' penis. something chris evans did
not do. if you go to your polling place, i promise you: we will go to his. ladies and gentlemen, i made a solemn promise to you, america, and i am long overdue in fulfilling it. which is why chris evans' sack of jokes is back! here now, are the chris evans' penis jokes that we could not do, but which america deserves. all right, let's see what we've got. it seems unfair that bucky lost an arm when captain america has three. what's the difference between j-lo and captain america? captain america still has a-rod. looks like knives aren't the only thing chris evans has out.
hey, cap, we can see your infinity stones. is he part of "the avengers," or "the fantastic foreskin?" finally, chris evans, you showed the world your penis. are you going to stop doing that? >> no, no i don't think i will. >> stephen: nation: healed. so, thank you, lizzo, for bringing chris evans' sexiness back in the news. i salute you. and, if you catch him first thing in the morning, i'm guessing chris evans does, too. we'll be right back with anthony hopkins and florian zeller. ♪♪
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everybody. my first guests tonight are a welsh icon of stage and screen and a celebrated french writer/director. their film "the father" is nominated for six academy awards. >> what do you do for a living. oh, i was a dancer. were you? yes. dad! what? you were an engineer. what do you know about it? yes, tap dancing was my specialty. >> really? you seem surprised. a little bit. don't you believe me? or you find that difficult to imagine? >> of course. it's just i've always loved tap dancing. >> you, really? wow, i'm still great at it. i'll show you. ( laughter ) jolly good! why are you laughing? >> i'm sorry.
sorry. >> i know, i know who she reminds me of? >> who? lucy. it was lucy when she was younger. >> lucy? yes, my other daughter. that's right. there's a resemblance, don't you think? >> maybe. yes, yes, her unbearable habit of laughing i had you there, didn't i? >> stephen: please welcome to "a late show," sir anthony hopkins and florian zeller. gentlemen, thank you so much for being here. >> thank you so much. >> stephen: the film is nominated for six academy awards. tony, this is your sixth academy award form nation, florian, this is your first. i understand you adapted "the father" with tony in mind. why tony for this particular
part and perhaps you could tell the audience something about the role of "the father" "the father" is about a man losing his bearings, and it's true when i start dreaming about making that film, because everything started was a dream. the only face that came to my mind was anthony's. so i wrote the script with him in mind and the reason is i think he is the greatest living actor and also because i have this intuition that he would be really powerful in this part, you know, because we know an actor through all his parts and, to me, at least, anthony was this man, very intelligent, always in control, and i thought he would be even more disturbing and heartbreaking to see that man precisely losing the control, and, so -- it was like a dream at first, but i was aware that it was not an easy dream to fulause it's my first picture phillip and he's sir anthony hopkins. but i was, like, if someone
comes and proves you it is not possible, it means that potentially it is. >> stephen: florian points out that you're well known for beino are either the person in control or have great control over themselves, you know, whether you're oden in the marvel movies, or whether you're the character whose name escapes me at the moment from "remains to have the day" who's someone who's in control and very much in control of themselves. this story about a man who has a profound dementia the audience gets to experience through his experience is quite the opposite. what is it like for you as a performer to play someone who has a sense of status and control and dignity and, yet, it's constantly being undermined by the circumstances of his own perception? >> well, it's quite easy. you know, i have been doing this for a long time now off
( laughter ) >> stephen: so every part just rolls off your tongue is what you're saying? >> it takes a lot of preparation. i'm not a method actor as such, i don't have to sit in a corner thinking about it. but i do study the script carefully and i go through it and i feed my brain with it, i learn the lines. that is control. because it's like getting in the car and driving when you don't know how to drive. you're all the way over the freeway, you kill people. so what i do is i control my end of it, feed my brain with the story line, and christopher hampton's script, and, you know, florian's original play is like a road map, so i follow the directions to have the road map. it makes it really easy. may not seem like it. may seem i'm being falsely modest, but it isn't once you know the technique. the technique is mistrusted in
america, especially the actor's studio, though great respect to them. but i do believe you have to be in charge all the time, and then the information i've got in my brain takes over. >> stephen: one to have the things that's most beautiful about the film to me, and my cards on the table, i think -- and you can take this as you will -- i think that this is the greatest performance of your career, and it might be the greatest performance i've ever seen an actor commit to film. that is my immediate reaction after i saw the film. it's absolutely heartbreaking, but so beautifully rendered, not only through your performance but through the writing and the directing, florian, that i'm reminded vitally of, you know, the old -- of saying by terrence, which is i am human, nothing human is foreign to me, and you experience this dementia through the person of tony, which is also the character's
name, and it's a strangely entertaining film as well as being a heartbreaking one. you want to know his perception and how it turns out. what was your intention in telling this story? because i'm left grateful for the film, even though i'm heart broken. >> thank you so much for saying this. the first idea was to put the audience in this unique position, as you said, to go through a labyrinth as if you were in anthony's mind, you know, and to question everything you are seeing and in order to, you know, i wanted "the father" to not only be a story but an experience or the experience of what it could mean to lose everything including your own bearings, as a viewer. the film is like a puzzle and you have to play with all pieces to have the puzzle to try to make it meaningful to understand what is going on s read n rl, and
to me it's to put yourself in an acting position, not to watch a story being told but really to be part of the narrative. >> stephen: tony, in what ways is this role meaningful to you as someone who you have your own faculties, your artist and technique you're still a master and command of, but to consider the thought of losing that control? >> well, it's something that's beyond our control in a limited way, but, you know, we have no control at all in the bigger sense. we can never predict what's going to happen. and for me, again, going back to the script that's so easy to play, but the control, from an actor's point of view, is absolutely necessary, and, you know, substa stanislavski intesn
the techniques and knowledge ale years of age. so i've learned enough to know things ared to, but i keep my mind active by learning the lines, playing the piano, keeping active all the time and enjoying every day of my life. to answer the question, my parents didn't die of dementia, but i remember my father suffering toward the end. he died slowly over a period of nine months from heart disease, and i know he would become irascible and of course he was frightened. he went into a coma slightly for about a day, and then he died. it was a long time ago, 40, almost 50, long, long time ago. and i remember that moment. and when he was dead, i thought, that's it. i looked at myself and i thought, you're not so hot either because we're all going to go.
and i think what appeals to me now at this time in my life is that we come screaming into this world from darkness. we go through life and we think what is it all about, is there any purpose? what is the meaning of it? we know as we're coming to an end that we go screaming back into the darkness from which we came and no matter how much we deny it it's there all the time. so that enriches me as an actor, knowing that. so the emotions are pretty raw now, i tend to weep at the smallest thing, but i enjoyed this so much because it's an exploration of mystery of life, the sheer mystery, the great terrible beauty of life and how it just gradually slips away and, you know, and it's awesome, and i'm in awe of this, to begin an opportunity to play a man
like this who's losing all his marbles. one thing that came out of my childhood, i was always obsessed with the wind and rain and the leaves in the trees. there was one line, the wind and the rain, but that haunts me. the wind and the rain, because it rains every day. there's something so fragrant about mortality, it will come. and that is haunting for me. it's beautiful in a way because, finally, you think, well, this may be a dream. what is this all about? it's a wonderful sense of awe. >> stephen: well, speaking of shakespeare, when the film was over, i was reminded of sons hair, sons teeth, sons everything and at the end of this film, you are still left with the love that the daughter
has for the father and the need for love that the father has, especially at the end. that keen need for love at all times. so when everything else is gone, all is left is the love and the need for love. >> that's it. >> stephen: this is your latest film, but your first film was the lion in winter. >> yes. >> stephen: how did you get that job? i understand that peter o'toole kind of made you take the job. >> he came to the dressing room of the theater. i was playing in the production of the three sisters. he came to the door and peter was there with his irish green cap and had had a few to drink and said would you like to be in a film with me with kate in it? i said yes. he said meet me tomorrow. i met him and we did a screen test. so he was there off camera reading katharine hepburn's lines, in chelsea park gardens
of all places, and he said, you got the part. so he started, 1967, almost 53 years ago. so i started with this extraordinary actor, peter o'toole. i had seen him eten years before and looked back and he was electrifying, great actor. and to meet her, she was starting out. she was tough and wonderful, a wonderful woman. i was young, i was 29, and i had confidence, i was bullish and tough. we did one scene and i had that kind of confidence, and, so, we did the scene in rehearsal and at the e me telhing, don't havcse y've got a head shoulders and good voice, just speak the lines, and watch spencer tracy in bogart and learn how to do it. just speak the lines.
and that was the best add violence. >> stephen: didn't she say never turn your back to the camera. >> yeah, don't turn the back of your head to the camera because i'll steal the scene from you, i'll probably do that anyway, but, darling, give yourself a break. ( laughter ) >> stephen: i really hope that i can talk to both of you gentlemen again. thank you so much for being here, best of luck. enjoy yourself hopefully this weekend at the oscars, and thank you again for your beautiful film and your exploration of our humanity. "the father" is in theaters and on demand now. sir anthony hopkins and florian zeller, everybody. we'll be right back with senator mazie hirono. ♪♪
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♪♪ >> stephen: welcome back, everybody. joining me now is a life-long public servant from hawaii who is the only immigrant currently serving in the u.s. senate. her new memoir, "heart of fire," comes out tomorrow. please welcome to "a late show," senator mazie hirono. senator hirono h thank you for being here. >> aloha, stephen. great to be with you. >> stephen: aloha to you, too. now, you have been serving the people of hawaii 40 years, state rep, lieutenant governor, congresswoman, senator. as i said, you're currently the
only immigrant senator. i have a picture of you. this is you and your mom circa 1955. you were 7 when you moved to the u.s. from japan. house of your immigration story affected how you do your job as u.s. senator? >> couple of ways. first of all, the i did not have an unusual background as an immigrant, was a single mother who busted her as we say in hawaii akolay to take care of us, i probably wouldn't have given back to a country that gave us so much. my background as an immigrant frames my understanding of what we struggle to do and why this country calls to us as truly a place of hope. it's not just words to me. >> stephen: it's not just words to the people who still want to come here in large numbers. >> yes. >> stephen: what did you make of president biden's decision to keep the trump cap on the number
of refugees who could come here, and then the reversal on that a day later? >> i didn't support him going along with that cap because refugees are not like people who are seeking asylum. refugees have already been vetted, and, so, i was more than disappointed, and he heard from a lot of us, and i'm glad that he changed his mind, which is what he said he was going to do, when he was running for office. so we need a president who's going to keep his word, and that's what i think joe biden wants to do. >> stephen: after decades of public service, you've written a new book called "heart of fire." what does that title mean? >> it describes my mother because she had tremendous courge and risk taking to change my life by bringing me to a countries or a state i knew nothing about to get away from an abusive marriage to my father, who i never got to know. and, so, she had a "heart of
fire" in order to believe in herself and to do what she did, tremendous courage. >> stephen: and you came here in 1955. that was right before hawaii became the 50th state. were there ceremonies? what actually happened in hawaii? >> the biggest ceremony i remember, i'm in sixth grade, was one where we had a school assembly and i got selected to pin the 50th state star on our school flag. that, i remember. and making a little -- a little paper star and pinning it. i just wished somebody had a camera, for gosh sakes, somebody had a camera back in those days. >> stephen: what do you think about the chances of adding it seems ridiculous that d.c. is not a state and puerto rico. they're more populous than some of the states that are actually part of the union now. >> i agree with you, definitely
d.c. should become a state, and puerto rico, i hope that the people of puerto rico have decided that they want to become a state. i don't know that they have weighed in to that extent, but definitely the people of d.c. want to become a state. so talk about, you know, no representation. d.c. people pay a lot of taxes, already. >> stephen: we have to take a quick break, we'll be back more with senator mazie hirono. ♪♪
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know, to say that we totally condemn this kind of discriminatory action against a minority group, that's important. second thing is to collect data, t get the department of justice to appoint a person to expeditiously review these kinds of crimes, to work with the state and local law enforcement and advocacy agents to get the word out that these crimes and incidents ought to be reported so we have a data base in which to make decisions as to what else we should be doing. >> stephen: you serve on a number of committees including judiciary. the president's forming a commission right now to study court reform. what would you think about adding a few more seats to the supreme court? i mean, we've all packed on a little bit during covid, why should the supreme court be any different? >> i know for a fact that the right wing groups like the federal society has spent millions and millions of
dollars, in that case, placing all their conservative ideologically driven people on to the courts for life, and, so, that's happened to the supreme court. i have been advocating for court reform for quite a while now, and some of that could be increasing the number of justices on the court, that's not written in concrete, it's not in the constitution. and, remember, mcconnell made the supreme court an eight-person court single-handedly when he chose not to do anything regarding merrick garland. so you can increase the numbers on the court, you can cycle circuit court judges through the court, but what we're going to -- what we should avoid is probably all the 6-3 decisions coming out to have the supreme court, and that's not good for our country, and it's also one of the reasons all these very conservative forces are trying to fast track their cases to the supreme court because they think they have a conservative majority on everything from
lgbtq rights to union rights to a woman's right to choose, voting rights, you name it, they're trying to fast track all this to the supreme court, which is why we should be talking about court reform so that we have a court that is going to make decisions based on objective facts as opposed to some kind of ideological agenda. >> stephen: well, the book is called "heart of fire." it's available tomorrow. senator mazie hirono, everybody. thank you, senator. back. >> aloha. >> stephen: aloha.
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