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[ cheers and applause ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers. tonight -- tiffany haddish. star of "the girl from plainville," actress chloe sevigny. a performance from broadway's "company." featuring the 8g band with aric improta ♪ [ cheers and applause and now, seth meyers >> seth: good evening. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night. we hope you're doing well tonight. and now we're going to get to the news after a clip was released yesterday of former president trump storming out of an interview with journalist piers morgan, a spokesman for trump called the preview a,
quote, "pathetic attempt to revive the career of a failed television host. buddy, you're going to have to be more specific [ laughter ] that's right, piers morgan released a clip from an interview with former president trump that he claims will be, quote, "the most explosive interview of the year. well, it's certainly going to be the sweatiest. i mean, look -- he looks like jigsaw just told him he has an hour to name all the state capitals [ laughter ] after the capitol attack, senate majority leader -- sorry, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell reportedly told -- he was majority at the time [ laughter ] no, he wasn't. was he after january 6th, was he? >> he was before, right. >> seth: yeah, but on january -- oh, no, he wasn't. you know what? i think the important thing right now is that this is good television [ laughter ] who's going to argue that? after the capitol attack, senate
minority leader mitch mcconnell reportedly told his advisers that he thought former president trump was responsible for the insurrection and added, quote, "the democrats are going to take care of the son of a bitch for us." oh, come on, mitch, you've been around politics a long time. when have the democrats ever taken care of anything [ laughter and groans rudy giuliani appeared on -- oh, i'm sorry you had to find out here [ laughter ] rudy giuliani appeared on "the masked singer" last night in a jack-in-the-box costume and sang the song "bad to the bone." i mean, that is just unbelievable somebody famous was on "the masked singer"! [ laughter ] the new cnn plus streaming service is reportedly shutting down on april 30th after launching less than a month ago. well, i'm not surprised. you already have a 24-hour news channel and you couldn't even fill that with news. [ light laughter ] don't get me wrong i'd watch tucci go anywhere. the trump international hotel in
washington, d.c., is set to be sold in the coming days to a florida-based investor group led by this intriguing mystery man [ laughter ] disney world on tuesday lifted its remaining mask requirements, and it is really freaking out the kids [ laughter and applause tyranny is over! [ laughter ] the organizers of the tony awards have issued a warning to attendees that this year's ceremony has a, quote, "strict no-violence policy," which is obviously a response to that time that guy shot alexander hamilton [ laughter ] people love "hamilton" so much they were, like, "yeah!" a man in canada recently discovered through a dna test that his biological father was his former co-worker though he probably should have figured it out sooner. [ laughter ]
i like when i have to wait a second 'cause it's a reading joke [ laughter ] today was national tea day oh, do you guys want some tea? in that case, wally's getting fired later. [ laughter ] >> hey [ cheers and applause >> seth: i'm kidding i went to the network brass and i said, "either he goes or i go!" and they're like, "have a great day. [ laughter ] and finally, according to the latest numbers, by this summer, netflix is projected to lose around 2 million subscribers to combat this, they're tweaking the app a little [ laughter ] and that was a monologue, everybody! we got a great show for you tonight. [ cheers and applause she is an emmy and grammy-winning comedian from "girls trip" and "the afterparty. her children's book, "layla, the last black unicorn," hits shelves may 10th plus, you can see her in "the unbearable weight of massive
talent" in theaters tomorrow tiffany haddish is back, everybody. [ cheers and applause she is an incredible oscar-nominated actress who stars in two huge shows out now, "the girl from plainville" on hulu, and "russian doll" season 2 on netflix. chloe sevigny will also be joining me [ cheers and applause and i'm so very excited about this tonight we'll have a performance from the fantastic musical "company," currently playing at the bernard b. jacobs theatre on broadway. but before we get to all that good stuff, a bizarre and ultimately pointless drama unfolded yesterday after piers morgan, an on-and-off friend and ally of donald trump, debuted a trailer for an interview in which he claimed trump angrily walked out, and then trump later released audio he claimed contradicted the trailer and showed that, in reality, the ending was cordial. also, coup plotter rudy giuliani was on "the masked singer. for more on this -- wait do we want more on this? al lright. we do? all right. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look."
♪ [ cheers and applause >> seth: republican politics these days is often so relentlessly stupid it genuinely feels like we're being punished for something. it's like we got busted watching an episode of "maury" and god said, "okay, you like that how about if everything is an episode of maury from now on [ laughter ] do you like that?" every damn day we have to deal with something insane like stories about congressional orgies or senators writing disney erotica or cable hosts pitching testicle tanning. and it always seems to come from the same cluster of weirdos like ted cruz, tucker carlson, rudy giuliani, donald trump, matt gaetz, madison cawthorn, and marjorie taylor greene their names are all starting to blend together now in one soup of insanity. "did you hear what muckery gaylor cawthump said now?" [ laughter ] did someone flip a switch or something that unleashed all these weirdos on us? it's like that scene in "ghostbusters" where the e.p.a guy makes them open the vault and all the ghosts come flying out i mean, could've sworn i saw the zombie cab driver on "the masked singer" last night [ laughter ]
yeah, you saw that rudy giuliani, the guy who waged a lengthy and unhinged campaign to overturn the 2020 election, who tried to help donald trump steal millions of votes, helped orchestrate a scheme to extort the country of ukraine to help trump cheat in the election, had his home and office raided by the fbi, is currently under federal investigation for various allegations, and called for a trial by combat on the day of the january 6th insurrection, was on fox's "masked singer" last night that's a terrible, terrible thing to do to people on 4/20. "hey, man! [ laughter ] hey, man, that weed you gave me, i think it's laced with something, man i'm seeing some [ bleep ] up [ bleep ] man! [ laughter ] and when he was unmasked, everyone was shocked, including, apparently, rudy himself >> oh, my goodness, former associate attorney general, former mayor of new york city. >> is that - >> no, that's not robert de niro >> rudy giuliani
>> no way! >> oh, my god! >> oh, my gosh >> well, mr. giuliani, with all of the controversy that is surrounding you right now, i think it surprises us all that you're here on "the masked singer." >> me too, me too. [ laughter ] >> seth: i'm sure he was surprised. there is a good chance rudy genuinely did not know where he was, and was just as surprised as everyone else when they opened that box. he was probably thrilled, by the way. "a singing competition i just assumed i was going to jail." i bet you could trick rudy giuliani into climbing into almost any container just by telling him there's a trove of shredded trump ballots in there or, i don't know, a bottle of scotch that wasn't completely empty. honestly, the idea that any tv show would help rehabilitate a key figure in an attempted coup for entertainment purposes is so disgusting and shocking. the only reality show i would have been okay with rudy being on is "love is blind," just to see -- [ laughter ]
just to see if he accidentally ends up marrying his cousin again. "so, where are you from? 32 east flatbush road? that's where my aunt and uncle live we got so much in common." [ laughter ] and i'm sorry, whenever we make that joke, i'm supposed to clarify that it was his second cousin he married. you know, as in someone who you share a great-grandparent with, not the second time he married his cousin although, i could definitely see rudy doing that twice by accident, too. "honey, i was just looking at the marriage certificate you accidentally put giuliani on the line for maiden name giuliani is your maiden name?! oh, rudy, you done it again! [ laughter ] and again i should clarify, you know, all jokes aside here, when he married his second cousin, which is a real thing he did, her maiden name wasn't giuliani. i mean, this man was the mayor of new york city how dare i treat him like some sort of clown? oh, well, all right. [ laughter ] well, i guess it's fair now. you know who probably panicked when rudy giuliani appeared as a jack-in-the-box? this guy, yeah i'm going to lay low for a while.
[ light laughter ] and yet somehow that was not the only incredibly stupid thing to happen in republican politics yesterday, because one of trump's longtime friends and allies, piers morgan, released an overly dramatic trailer for a new interview with trump where he claimed trump angrily stormed out of the interview when pressed about his election lies. >> okay, piers, i'm ready. >> a former president in denial. >> i'll be completely straight with you to your face. >> i think i'm a very honest man. much more honest than you, actually >> really? >> yeah. >> it was a free and fair election you lost >> only a fool would think that. >> you think i'm a fool? >> i do now, yeah. >> with respect -- >> excuse me, excuse me. >> the most explosive interview of the year. >> i don't think you're real >> i'm not - >> this is very dishonest. let's finish up the interview. >> morgan versus trump >> turn the camera off very dishonest >> seth: i'm sorry, but who edited that trailer? michael bay? [ laughter ] was there hand-to-hand combat? is this from the next jason bourne movie, where instead of advanced fighting skills, jason bourne wakes up in a poorly tailored suit [ laughter ] by the way, piers morgan himself
also famously stormed off the set of his own tv show in the u.k. when he was challenged on something he said. these guys constantly call the left snowflakes that get triggered, and then they immediately melt down when confronted by even the gentlest questioning from a friendly source i mean, look at trump's face he's literally melting down. [ laughter ] that's what a yankee candle looks like if you leave it out in the sun i believe that one is called "tangerine saddlebag." [ laughter and applause it will never not shock me that anyone in the country looks at that guy and says, "that's a face i can trust." [ laughter ] that looks like a mask you'd rip off to reveal rudy giuliani on "the masked singer." [ laughter ] but then a weird thing happened where trump's team released audio claiming he didn't angrily walk out nbc news reported that the audio at the end of the interview appears to tell a different story. the two men laughed and thanked each other the recording shows there are no signs of trump storming off set. "that was a great interview," morgan says in the audio at the end. trump agrees with a "yeah.
"thank you very much, i really appreciate it," morgan says. genuine fights don't end with, "thank you very much, i really appreciate it. you've never seen a 10-minute fight sequence in a movie with the rock and vin diesel punching each other on top of a train, dodging bullets, laying flat when they go through a tunnel, popping up again, doing a windmill kick to the other guy's face that sends him flying off the train, leading the other guy to relax and assume the fight's over, only to realize it's not over because his nemesis climbs back up onto the train after having clung to a door handle, so they fight for another 10 minutes until both of them wrestle each other back and forth and fall dramatically off the train as it crosses a river and continue punching in midair as they plunge 100 feet into the icy rapids, which send them tumbling towards a waterfall where they cling to a rock until they lose their grip and then they grab on to a tree branch, narrowly escaping death, and then they turn to each other and say, "hey, man, that was a great fight. thanks so much." [ laughter and applause of course, of course - [ cheers and applause if it was vin diesel, he wouldn't say that. he would say, "it's all about family." and that - [ laughter ] that's today's in-vin-cible impression
[ engine revving ] [ laughter and applause that's what he said when he pitched it, "it's all about family." and they're like, "but also cars." [ laughter ] what were we talking about oh, right. and trump's account would make sense because even the initial description of the interview had this odd anecdote. the host added that trump initially tried to end the interview by declaring, "that's it," but remained in his seat to discuss a recent hole-in-one he scored while playing golf. after that discussion, the former president stood up with a hateful look and ordered the crew members to turn the cameras off. it's so funny you can trick trump into sitting for an interview if you just ask him about golf he is so easy to checkmate it's like how you trick a golden retriever into running after a tennis ball by pretending to throw it in trump's case, he just spent hours walking around the white house lawn looking for it. "where's this freakin' tennis ball i ran all the way here i ran to find the tennis -- if i don't get that tennis ball, i'm not going to get that treat. and let me tell you, i want that milk-bone.
we love milk-bone, don't we, folks? it combines the flavor of milk with beef, chicken." [ laughter ] what we're seeing here -- what we're seeing here is that to all these guys, whether it's piers morgan or "the masked singer," it's all just entertainment they don't care about what's actually at stake, which is our democracy. and deep down, most republicans know it. they know the truth, as we learned from a bombshell "new york times" report this morning that revealed senior gop leaders including kevin mccarthy and mitch mcconnell were ready to push trump out of office in the days after the january 6th insurrection, before changing their tune and deciding to stick with him for political expediency >> this morning we're learning that the nation's top two republicans had serious concerns about former president trump's ability to lead in the wake of the january 6th attack on the u.s. capitol "the new york times" is reporting that house minority leader kevin mccarthy told other republican leaders that he was going to advise president trump to resign. "the times" is also reporting that mccarthy and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell
looked into the 25th amendment as an option for removing trump from office. >> mccarthy specifically, their reporting says he wanted to push trump to resign, that he said, quote, "i've had it with this guy. >> seth: i feel like in the wake of a violent attack on the capitol, you should be able to muster something a little stronger than "i've had it with that guy." even their strongest denunciations of trump behind closed doors sounds like your dad complaining to you about the guy who does his landscaping "i've had it with this guy he keeps using the wrong mulch, and all my petunias are dying. all right, here's your mom." but this has always been the case behind the scenes they all knew, every single one of them, how dangerous trump was. but they need him for the show business of it all. trump's like their unmanageable broadway diva. "shirley stabbed the wardrobe guy with a chopstick and he's threatening to sue, plus she's drunk as a skunk and curtain's in 10 minutes. but god damn it, that broad can sing!" [ light laughter ] a good rule of thumb with these guys is whenever you can't tell if they're dumb or evil, the answer is all of the above republicans calculated they could use trump for sinister political purposes
and once again, that's what happened because as "the new york times" reports, within weeks, both men backed off an all-out fight with trump because they feared retribution from him and his political movement and mccarthy even flew down to mar-a-lago to kiss trump's ring and pose for that photo where they look like two personal injury attorneys who want to know if you have asbestos in your house "do you have asbestos? well, so do we in fact, we accidentally ate some wait what was this commercial about i don't know my memory is not so good since i ate that asbestos. so call us and tell us what our names are. 'cause we can't remember!" [ laughter ] the fate of our democracy is very much on the brink, and yet so many of our institutions, from political parties to media organizations, are far too willing to rehabilitate the key perpetrators of a slow-moving coup, all for entertainment, for profit, for political gain the rot in our political system goes deep. these guys are all - >> bad to the bone [ laughter ] >> seth: is our wah-wah horn broken
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there. [ cheers and applause all this week, we've had a fantastic drummer sitting in with us. he's a grammy-nominated musician and multi-talented artist who is a founding member of the bands night verses and fever 333 his latest single "exu" features justin chancellor from tool and can be found at aricimprota.com. aric improta is here, everybody! [ cheers and applause thank you for a great week, aric our first guest tonight is an emmy and grammy award-winning comedian you know, from her work in "girl's trip," "the last og," and "the afterparty. her children's book, "layla, the last black unicorn," hits shelves may 10th, and you can see her in the new nicolas cage film "the unbearable weight of massive talent" in theaters tomorrow let's take a look. >> wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait why is nic cage on this plane? you know what? we're pulling out. >> i don't like this get out of there >> no. >> what do you mean, no? no, no, no what are you doing vivian, what are you doing >> thank you >> this is our shot.
>> vivian, get the - >> nicolas cage! oh, my god you're so awesome. i love you >> oh, thank you >> me and my nephew, raymond, just watched "croods 2." dude, what is up can i take a selfie? >> sure. no, i liked that movie >> you did so good in that movie, man >> i made that movie with emma stone >> seth: please welcome back to the show, our friend tiffany haddish! [ cheers and applause ♪ >> hey >> seth: oh, my goodness i'm so glad you're back. >> i'm so glad to be back. is that drummer married? >> seth: that drummer? i don't know aric, are you married? >> i'm about to be >> seth: oh, about to be [ audience groans i don't know, he left a window open for you >> i know, "about to."
i'm cool on "about to. i need to know, you available? >> seth: because you are you're dating again. >> yes, i'm back out in the streets. >> seth: how is it going >> you know, it's interesting. it's an adventure. >> seth: yeah. >> you know, i'm all about adventure. >> seth: yeah. >> i'm back on the dating apps i put all my requirements in my profile. >> seth: okay. what are the big ones? >> good credit score, because i need to know you responsible >> seth: yup >> okay. you need to have good hygiene. >> seth: alright >> that's really important to me i can't stand bad breath and funky armpits. >> seth: yeah. >> what else what else? oh, you need to have - okay, so, you know, i've been attracted to a lot of hip hop kind of guys >> seth: yeah. >> and i don't mind men wearing jewelry. but if you own a bunch of diamonds but you don't own no land >> seth: yeah. >> that's a problem for me >> seth: so you want land. you would prefer land and then diamonds >> land then diamonds. because where do the diamonds come from? the land >> seth: yeah. >> so own the land then get diamonds. like, i got diamonds >> seth: yeah.
>> i do. 'cause i got land. >> seth: oh, interesting [ applause ] i think this is very interesting. people must be so excited to go on a date with you, but then also maybe a little intimidated. >> i don't know if they're intimidated. i think all men are scary. >> seth: yeah. >> i think y'all all scary i can feel your intimidation right now. >> seth: that i'm currently intimidated by you >> just a little bit i see your forehead turning a little bit red >> seth: well. i'm gonna come little closer to show you >> see >> seth: yeah? i'll tell you what i'm intimidated about, for real. >> what? >> seth: here's what i'm intimidated about. >> what? >> seth: your kids book. >> why >> seth: because i've got a kids book right now >> oh, yeah, you do got a kids book >> seth: and i am holding on by a thread to the "new york times" bestseller top ten i mean, i'm on a thread right now. >> what number are you right now? >> seth: nine. >> oh, okay. well, get ready to be 13 >> seth: so this is yours. >> yes >> seth: alright and this is very exciting. >> yes this is based off of a portion of my childhood.
>> seth: uh-huh. >> i had to go to this new school, and i was feeling really uncomfortable there because i didn't think i would fit in. and i didn't at first, but i figured my way out and figured out how to use my special gifts as a way to make friends so that's what this is about >> seth: did you enjoy it? did you enjoy the process of writing a kids book? >> i did enjoy the process did you enjoy it >> seth: i did >> what did you like most about it >> seth: i liked that someone else did the drawings. [ laughter ] >> you should have seen my sketches it was all stick figures >> seth: yeah. did you actually do it, though did you say to your artist, like, "i've done some stick figure work for you" >> yeah, i'm like, "here are some ideas." >> seth: uh-huh. >> and then i just started cutting and pasting other unicorn things that i liked onto it i made, like, a collage. >> seth: you did a lot more than i did. that's very impressive >> well, because i'm very specific about what i do that's how you get bestseller all the time >> seth: interesting [ laughter ] [ applause ] well, i'm here to tell you that if you mail it in, effort-wise, you get that number nine as the sweet spot you can settle right in to
number nine. >> everybody, make sure you get seth's book now, because when mine comes out may 10th, it's a wrap for him [ laughter ] >> seth: i can't wait. on may 10th, you're gonna see my book in all the half off bins. "we needed shelf space for tiffany. >> have you gone to read to the kids yet >> seth: i'm doing a reading because when it first came out, it was still a little bit like, we're not doing in-person stuff, but i'm doing one in two weeks i'm really excited >> oh, that's awesome. i've already been reading mine in zooms >> seth: you're doing zooms? >> i've been to hospitals through zoom >> seth: well, that's wonderful you're doing that. >> yeah, it's called early advertisement. >> seth: oh, interesting >> yeah, that's part of why i did the children's book, 'cause, see, i want to reach all demographics, and i know children love me >> seth: uh-huh. >> i don't know if you ever had a 4-year-old tell you you are a big deal, but i have [ laughter ] when that 4-year-old told me i was a big deal, i said, "you know what? i got to do something for that 4-year-old." >> seth: yes >> so i went ahead and made this book for ages 3 to 8 that's a whole new demographic by the time they old enough to
spend they own money, bam! they're my customers >> seth: i should say, i love when an old person comes up and tells me, "i love your work. i love that a great deal but i know they're not going to be around forever. >> yeah, but they going to leave their money to somebody, and you want the somebody to spend it on you. i believe children are my future [ laughter ] hello. >> seth: so i'm excited about your book. i'm so excited for this movie. when i first heard about this movie i thought, "this can't possibly be real." nic cage is playing nic cage and he gets paid a million dollars to go to, basically, a rich person's birthday party >> yes, which i wish would happen for me in real life >> seth: yeah. >> i mean, i go to birthday parties all the time nobody ever gives me nothing but they so happy i'm there, and they take a lot of pictures. >> seth: right >> so when i first read the script i was like, "oh, y'all finna get like, a nic cage impersonator, right? 'cause this ain't really - they was like, "no, we got nicolas cage." i was like, "for real?
he going to do this for real is this his real life story? and they said, "no, it's just a way to show his works and for him to poke fun. and i was thinking to myself, "is he a comedic actor at all? but then i realized, he's a freakin' phenomenal actor. >> seth: he is >> so when you're a great actor, you can do anything, right >> seth: yeah. >> so i was super excited to meet him that's part of why i wanted to do the movie, because i wanted to tell him a story. i just wanted to tell him one story, and make that money at the same time. >> seth: if you can tell a story and get paid - what was the story you had to tell nic cage? >> okay, so -- i mean, i told it to a few reporters. it ended up being click bait but what had happened was, when i was 17 i had went on a date to the movies, right? >> seth: uh-huh. >> and it was my first time experiencing a climax in a movie theater. >> seth: wait, so not a film climax >> no, no, a personal -- you know [ laughter ] >> seth: okay.
>> ladies, you know what i'm talking about. [ cheers and applause woo! yeah what's happening to me >> seth: so this was happening >> what had happened was, it was just me and this guy in the theater. we had went to the really late show of "face/off", which is my favorite movie >> seth: yeah, okay. >> so we went to the late showing of "face/off" and then, you know, you be in there making out and stuff. yeah, yeah and then, you know, he was, like, moving his hands around and stuff, and i was like, woo and when i "woo!", when i opened my eyes, nicolas cage eyes was looking into my eyes [ cheers and applause and that's kind of the vision. that's what i seen most of the time that's my first experience with - >> seth: so now every time >> not every time, no, no. just when he close my eyes, but that's why i keep my eyes open so when i meet nicolas cage, you know, i get there first day of work and i'm thinking like, i'm going to get to talk to him for
30 minutes or so and then i could tell him this. but that's not how it went down. it was like, straight to work. bam! we rehearse and now we on. and i'm looking at him in his eyes like i'm looking at you in your eyes. and the 17-year-old me is like, "tell him, tell him. and i'm like, "no, shut up, bitch! you can't tell him now it's inappropriate we at work!" "no, you got to tell him." and then i couldn't do my lines. it was bad it was very bad. i could not perform. and then finally, after about three hours of being horrible i was like, "look, i have to tell you this story or i'm not going to be able to -- y'all going to fire me." and i said, "it's a very inappropriate story, but please let me tell you. and i told him and he laughed so hard and then he told me a story about how his first wife saw him in a movie and said, "that's going to be my husband." and he ended up marrying her and i said, "well, i'm going to let you know right now, you won't be fiddling any of these beans over here. [ laughter ] okay and we been good friends ever since. >> seth: that's fantastic. i think that sometimes, you're
so nervous when you meet a person that you've looked up to for so long, and you're so worried you're going to tell them something they've heard a million times. >> right he never heard that before >> seth: yeah, i was going to wager that was the first time that he has ever heard that. >> but then after, that my acting was excellent it was great >> seth: your acting is always excellent. and let me tell you, it is always such a joy to have you here thank you so much. >> it's always a joy to be here with you, man. >> seth: guys, that's tiffany haddish. "the unbearable weight of massive talent" opens in theaters tomorrow. and "layla, the last black unicorn" is available may 10th i'm so sorry oh, my god, is that my book? i'm so sorry we'll be right back with chloe sevigny. [ cheers and applause ♪ okay, snacks and popcorn are gonna be expensive. let's just accept that. going to the movies can be a lot for young homeowners turning into their parents. bathrooms -- even if you don't have to go, you should try. we all know where the bathroom is and how to us it, okay?
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you know from films such as "boys don't cry" and "queen and slim" and shows like "big love" and "american horror story." she is starring in the second isn't of netflix's "russian doll" and "the girl from plainville," which is available now on hulu let's take a look. >> i have a great mom, a great dad. for the most part. great parents. i have all my grandparents but i'm still depressed. and one of them is gonna pass away i don't know when. [ crying ] but when they do, i'm going to have to be there for my parents. to be there for my mom and dad whenever their parents pass away >> seth: please welcome to the show, chloe sevigny. ♪ [ cheers and applause
>> seth: i'm so happy to have you here >> thank you i'm pleased to be here >> seth: this has been sort of a theme for us this week, but you also are one of these people who were lucky enough to have a pandemic baby. >> i do. i have a pandemic baby >> seth: congratulations [ applause ] >> did you get him one of those t-shirts, like, "the pandemic ruined my birthday"? >> seth: oh, no, but is he about to turn two? >> he's about to turn two. we're going to have his christening. >> seth: oh, christening, okay >> because may is jam-packed for us >> seth: yeah. >> i'm getting married at the end of may >> seth: oh, congratulations [ cheers and applause >> so i have, you know, his birthday, bachelorette, wedding. i was like, how many things can i invite my friends to how many things will they actually come out for us >> seth: that's true you got to kind of consolidate >> yes >> seth: is he old enough -- is he sort of maybe aware that he missed some more parties than he would have had at this point >> not yet, thank goodness, no yes, i'm more like, you know, everyone is like, "can he see i'm smiling? he doesn't know anything else but masks. masks have been his whole life >> seth: it's going to be amazing. obviously, we're not gonna know for years how it's actually affected kids, but i think it's
going to be so exciting when they're like, "wait, people have had this lower half of their face the whole time? now, i associate you so much with new york city, and you've lived here for over two decades, but yet, you did not grow up in the city, and now you're going to have a new york kid this is what i think about all the time, having new york kids how do you feel about it so far? what is it you want them to discover about the city? >> i just love the neighborhoods in the city. >> seth: yeah. >> and people always come to new york and they stay in times square, which is fine. but i'm like, you should go and stay in little pockets >> seth: yeah. >> and like, discover those pockets and what's around. like, we go to local bakery every day, the local juice place. pepe rosso is his favorite restaurant "pepe, pepe, pepe. all he wants to do is go to pepe everybody knows him there and they, like, pick him up. yes, we let them pick him up [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> perhaps we shouldn't. maybe we're not the best parents, but >> seth: i think if you go to a place like pepe rosso, the expectation is, someone's going to pick up your kid. >> yeah. >> seth: have you had any of those -- you know, again, because new york can also be, i think just parenting in general
can be stressful have you had any of the moments where you bring your kid out in the world and you almost hit a breaking point >> yes, actually, one of the first times we brought him out to our local playground, vesuvio, and there was a little kid there who i could tell, like, i already had a little bit of a problem with this kid >> seth: yeah. >> i was not so into this kid. he was, like, maybe 3, and i was like, this kid's got attitude. there is something about this kid. and i had vanja, my son, on my lap like this, and the kid throws something at us it was like, this part of a lock, like, a metal thing. i was like, [ gasps ]. i didn't know what i was going to do. i was like, do i yell at the kid? do i yell at the mom do i yell at both of them? i was losing my mind so i had to get up, walk out, calm down, breathe, and like call my sister-in-law like, "what do i do? and she was like, "you're gonna have to see this woman all the time at the playground you better not pick a fight with her. and i was like, "what about the kid? can i pick a fight with the kid? and now i see this kid walking around on prince street. and i'm like, this kid. i got it out for this kid. >> seth: yeah.
so your son is over it, but you're not. >> nooo. every time you pass him, you're like, "i know you. i remember what you did. so you have two amazing shows out right now. i want to talk about "girl from plainville" real quick. you're getting incredible reviews, well deserved we're watching the show, my wife and i. it's very intense. based on a true story. was it an exciting role to take on because obviously, there is a lot behind it. >> i mean, "exciting," i'm not sure that's the right word >> seth: right >> but it's challenging, and i watched the documentary that our show is kind of based on, "i love you, now die." i was very struck by the woman they asked me to play. just her strength of character, her resolve, how soulful she was and how she spoke about her son, and how she really wanted people to hear her son's story, and that really propelled me to get on board with the project. and elle fanning is in it, who i love and adore >> seth: yeah, she's really wonderful in it. >> she's got great taste and she's an amazing actress, and i think it's great for all of her young fans to tune in and really think about the way they communicate via text
it's so easy to read something and just write a flippant response, but, you know, we really have to consider. >> seth: i feel like, less challenging, certainly, emotionally, but you did have to do a new england accident. i will say, as a new englander, i thought you did a very nice job. >> thank you >> seth: yeah, it's one of those ones that sticks out like a sore thumb when it's not. >> i would think i'm pretty bad at it, but, yes. yeah, i tried. i tried. there is different levels of it in the show, so i think i kind of get away with my minimal version. >> seth: you did very nice job this is also very exciting "russian doll" with natasha lyonne, which is a show, the first season i loved, i was not alone in loving. you've known natasha forever did you jump at the chance to do season 2 with her? >> yeah, of course i mean, i was in season 1. one small, pivotal episode, and she asked me to come back, and i said, of course, i want to hang out with my friends. who doesn't want to go to work with their friends you know, you're you're my best friend. you're hilarious. you're fun to be around. you're passionate. i love your show there was a lot of pressure for the sophomoric effort.
>> seth: of course >> you know, for the second season, everybody's like, is this going to be as good so it was very, like, high stakes >> seth: and she also directed a lot. as a friend, does she direct well, knowing that you're also her friend and not just an actor in her show? >> yeah, i mean -- yeah [ laughter ] you know, she can probably get away with a few more things. >> seth: yeah. >> that i let slide. i want to try and help her relax into it, enjoy it, and so maybe some of the snapping was directed at me, because i could take it. >> seth: yeah, that's true at the end of the day, you guys had the infrastructure in place that she could maybe be a little bit harder on you. >> that's right. just let it all out on me. >> seth: i'm so excited to see that and congratulations again on "girl from plainville. it's really wonderful, and it's so nice to have you here >> thank you >> seth: you guys, that's chloe sevigny. second season of "russian doll," streaming now on netflix and new episodes of "the girl from plainville" air tuesdays on hulu we'll be right back with more "late night. [ cheers and applause ♪
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