Tom Hiddleston Warms Up For His Broadway Show By Playing ‘Big Booty’


>>Stephen: HEY, EVERYBODY! WELCOME BACK! TO “THE LATE SHOW,” ALREADY IN
PROGRESS. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. HEY, EVERYBODY, WELCOME BACK TO
THE SHOW! MY FIRST GUEST IS AN ACTOR BEST
KNOWN FOR “THOR,” “WAR HORSE” AND “THE NIGHT MANAGER.” HE’S NOW MAKING HIS BROADWAY
DEBUT IN HAROLD PINTER’S “BETRAYAL.” PLEASE WELCOME, TOM HIDDLESTON! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( BAND PLAYING ) ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( BAND PLAYING )>>Stephen: NO, NO, MAESTRO,
PLEASE! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
WELCOME BACK! NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH,
EVERYBODY. THANK YOU, STEPHEN.>>Stephen: PLEASURE. HOW HAVE YOU BEEN?>>I HAVE BEEN VERY WELL. ( AUDIENCE SHOUTING )
>>Stephen: THEY REALLY LIKE YOU.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Stephen: I THINK PEOPLE ARE
EXCITED TO SEE YOU BECAUSE THEY LIKE YOUR PAST WORK, BUT THEY’RE
ALSO REALLY EXCITED ABOUT NEWS THAT CAME OUT THIS SUMMER THAT
IT TURNS OUT THERE IS GOING TO BE A DISNEY-PLUS SERIES CALLED
LOKI.>>YES.>>Stephen: YOU ARE IN THIS. I AM.>>Stephen: YOU ARE LOKI. NOW, LET’S SEE, YOU CAN TELL ME
NOTHING, I’M GUESSING.>>WELL, I CAN TELL YOU THIS,
ACTUALLY, THE END OF THE YEARS SINCE AVENGERS INFINITY WAR AND
AVENGERS END GAME WHICH CAME OUT THIS SPRING, TWO QUESTIONS I
HAVE BEEN ASKED, IS LOKI REALLY DEAD, AND WHAT IS LOKI DOING
WITH THAT CUBE. ( LAUGHTER )
, AND THIS SERIES WILL ANSWER BOTH OF THOSE QUESTIONS. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: OKAY, GREAT. WELL, UNTIL THE SERIES IS HERE,
LET ME JUST ASK, IS LOKI REALLY DEAD? ( LAUGHTER )
AND WHAT IS HE DOING WITH THAT CUBE, TOM?! I UNDERSTAND THERE’S TIME TRAVEL
IN THIS, THAT MUCH WE KNOW. THAT MUCH WE KNOW, TOM! THIS HAS BEEN REVEALED! DISNEY CALLED AND SAID IT’S
OKAY! ( LAUGHTER )
THERE’S TIME TRAVEL IN THE FIRST EPISODE, IT’S GOT TO BE YOU
GOING BACK TO KILL BABY, RIGHT?>>WOW.>>Stephen: CAN YOU TELL ME
ANYTHING THAT IT’S NOT? ( LAUGHTER )
IS IT A MUSICAL? ( LAUGHTER )
BUT YOU’VE ALSO PLAYED A LOT OF SHAKESPEARE, AND I’M JUST
CURIOUS, WHAT IS — A FEW SHAKESPEARE FANS HERE. WHO HAVE YOU PLAYED?>>SHAKESPEARE.>>Stephen: PROFESSIONALLY. POSTHUMOUS, CASIO AN AND
OTHELLO, HAMLET.>>Stephen: THERE’S A BIG ONE. FIRST QUESTION, TO BE OR NOT TO
BE, TOM? ( LAUGHTER )
THAT’S THE QUESTION, MAN.>>IT’S A BIG QUESTION.>>Stephen: YEAH. IT’S A BIG QUESTION TO OPEN
WITH.>>Stephen: A REALLY BIG
QUESTION.>>I WONDER IF ANYBODY EVER
ASKED THAT QUESTION.>>Stephen: I DON’T KNOW. I MEAN, IT’S THE QUESTION.>>Stephen: WHETHER IT’S
NOBLER — ( SCWOAGHT SHAKESPEARE )
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>>TO DIE OR TO SLEEP NO MORE. BY SLEEP TO SAY WE END A
HEARTACHE AND A THOUSAND NATURAL SHOCKS —
>>Stephen: TO DIE, TO DIE, TO SLEEP PER CHANCE TO DREAM, AH,
THERE’S THE RUB. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( PIANO RIFF )>>Stephen: DO I GET KNIGHTED
NOW?>>YES, YOU DO.>>Stephen: COMPARE, LIKE,
STAGE COMBAT TO MARVEL COMBAT. LIKE, WHAT’S IT LIKE TO FIGHT
LAIERTES AS OPPOSED TO CHRIS HEMSWORTH?>>FIGHTING CHRIS HEMSWORTH,
YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE, LET’S FACE IT, WHERE AT LEAST I SUPPOSE
LAIERTES IS GOING TO LOSE BECAUSE IT’S IN THE SCRIPT. ON FILM, IT’S ALL ABOUT ANGLES
WHEN YOU’RE FIGHTING. SO YOU’RE TRYING TO GET THE
ANGLES OF THE DIFFERENT PART OF THE CHOREOGRAPHY TO TELL THE
STORY, BUT YOU ONLY HAVE TO DO IT ONCE. THERE WAS A SCENE IN THE FIRSTA
VENGERS MOVIE WHERE THOR HAD TO STRIKE LOKI ACROSS THE FACE, AND
I WAS WEARING THE HORNS WHICH WEIGH ABOUT 30 POUNDS, AND I
COULDN’T REALLY SELL THE HIT.>>Stephen: THE SMACK. THE SMACK. SO I JUST SAID TO CHRIS, I THINK
YOU SHOULD JUST HIT ME IN THE FACE.>>Stephen: THAT IS A TERRIBLE
IDEA.>>I WENT DOWN LIKE A STONE. ( LAUGHTER )
AND I SUPPOSE, ON STAGE, WHEN YOU’RE DOING A FIGHT, YOU HAVE
TO DO IT RIFF NIGHT FOR 100-ODD PERFORMANCES.>>Stephen: SURE. I THINK IF I WAS BEING HIT IN
THE FACE BY CHRIS HEMSWORTH DAY AFTER DAY, I DON’T KNOW IF I
WOULD BE ABLE TO MANAGE THAT. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: HOW DO YOU SELL A SWORD FIGHT? YOU’RE TRYING TO HIT THE OTHER
GUY BUT HE KNOWS YOUR MOVE?>>YOU PROBABLY KNOW AS A
CLASSICALLY TRAINED ACTOR YOURSELF —
( LAUGHTER ) — SOMEBODY TOLD ME YOU HAVE TO
IMAGINE YOU HAVE AN APPLE ON THE END OF YOUR SWORD, BECAUSE YOU
DON’T ACTUALLY STRIKE THE FELLOW ACTOR, YOU WANT TO WORK WITH HIM
THE NEXT DAY, YOU HAVE TO IMAGINE THAT YOU’RE SLINGING THE
APPLE PAST THE ARM SO THAT YOU STOP AT THE ARM.>>Stephen: WOW. HOWEVER, THERE WAS ONE NIGHT
I WAS DOING COREY ELAINES IN LONDON AND THERE WAS AN INTENSE
FIGHT AT THE END OF THE FIRST ACT AND WE HAD BROAD SWORDS AND
IT WAS PRECISELY PRACTICED AND CHOREOGRAPHED. WE HAD DONE IT 57, 58 TIMES AND
THE STEEL HAD BEEN COMPROMISED IN SOME WAY, SO WE CONNECTED AND
THE SEAL SWORD SNAPPED IN HALF AND WENT LIKE A HELICOPTER BLADE
INTO THIN AIR SOMEWHERE, MERCIFULLY NOT INTO THE
AUDIENCE, TO THE BACK WALL. AND THAT NIGHT HAPPENED TO BE
THE NIGHT THAT DAMIAN LEWIS AND KENNETH BRANNER WERE IN THE
AUDIENCE WATCHING, AND MY ACTING PARTNER AND I WENT INTO SOME
TERRIBLE RENDITION OF AMATEUR WRESTLING TO FINISH THE FIGHT. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: THUMB WRESTLE! ( APPLAUSE )
>>BUT, AFTERWARDS, DAMIAN LEWIS CAME BACKSTAGE AND SAID, OH, MY
GOD WHEN THE SWORD SNAPPED IN HALF! THAT WAS AMAZING! HOW DO YOU DO IT EVERY NIGHT? I SAID, WELL, DAMIEN, IT WAS NOT
PLANNED. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: YOU’RE UP HERE ON A BROADWAY REVIEW IN HAROLD
PINTER’S PORTRAYAL OF BERNARD. HOW’S IT GOING?>>I’VE NEVER DONE BROADWAY, THE
AUDIENCE HAS BEEN SO KIND.>>Stephen: DO YOU HAVE ANY
RITUALS YOU DO BEFORE GOING ON STAGE? IT’S VERY COMMON.>>I HAVE AN ABSURD AND FOOLISH
WARMUP GAME.>>Stephen: THOSE ARE THE
BEST.>>YOU HAVE A WARMUP FOR THE
SHOW.>>Stephen: I SLAP MYSELF IN
THE FACE REALLY HARD TWICE. ( LAUGHTER )
>>SO THIS GAME IS AS ABSURD AS IT SOUNDS, IT’S CALLED BIG
BOOTY. AND I’VE PLAYED THIS GAME SINCE
DOING OTHELLO, AND YOU STAND IN A CIRCLE AND YOU NUMBER OFF FROM
THE TOP, BIG BOOT AS AT THE TOP, NUMBER ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR,
AND YOU HAVE TO KEEP THIS METRO METRONOMIC RHYTHM. THE AIM OF THE GAME IS TO
MAINTAIN THE BIG BOOTY POSITION.>>Stephen: AND WHAT WOULD
THAT BE, TOM HIDDLESTON? ( LAUGHTER )
>>JUST TO BE –>>Stephen: YOU DON’T HAVE TO
ACTUALLY SHOW PEOPLE THE BIG BOOTY. I THOUGHT PERHAPS IT WAS THE BIG
BOOTY POSITION. ( LAUGHTER )
THAT’S A NATURAL –>>SEE, YOU’VE GOT TO STAY ON
TOP OF THE BIG BOOTY.>>Stephen: WORDS TO LIVE BY,
TOM HIDDLESTON. ( LAUGHTER )
>>STEPHEN: “BETRAYAL” IS ON BROADWAY AT THE BERNARD JACOBS
THEATER. TOM HIDDLESTON, EVERYBODY! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH MARIE
OSMOND.

100 comments

  1. Lol I play Big Booty at theatre all the time lmaoooo Tom Hiddleston plays the same theatre game as me *cries in happiness

  2. "Words to live by"…Colbert's wit is killer man! 🤣🤣🤣

    P. S. The synchronized Hamlet-ing was such a turn on!

  3. BIGGG BOOTY! BIG BOOTY BIG BOOTY BIG BOOTY!
    1 4 6 big booty 22 8
    "I'm nine?"
    Got it wrong so now you're big booty.
    Start again.
    (I actually do this in acting! There is also a warm up called ZIP ZAP ZOP. You get into a circle (10 or more people) clap your hands and than point at someone (while looking at the directly) and say "ZIP." And than that person will repeat the process and say "ZAP." And than that person will say 'ZOP." And it will continue until there are two people left and that's is total war. It won't end until someone has won. They're both very fun warm ups!

  4. For those who like audio books. Tom has the BEST audiobooks for right before bed….Recommend HighRise. He voice is so soothing

  5. Nine minutes of that heavenly young man! Stephen and Tom are a great pairing. Bravo Stephen! Please have Tom on as many times as you can.

  6. AAAH! I played Big Booty in middle school! We'd play it in the locker rooms when we had time after gym! I brought it to High School with me and taught the Band. TOM HIDDLESTON PLAYS BIG BOOTY!

  7. Me at 3 am: ok time to sleep..

    YouTube: how about we give you this?* shoves video into recommended as 1st*

    Me at school: 💀💀💀😴😴

  8. I was lucky to see him in Betrayal this past April In London. I’ve been a fan before Loki but glad he’s no longer with TSwift.

  9. As a theatre person, not only have I played that game, but reading the title I immediately could hear people playing it in my memories.

  10. We used to play that game at the camp I worked at. Nothing makes 25 eight-year-olds laugh more than rhythmically chanting the lyrics "big booty, big booty, big booty, oh yeah, big booty!"

  11. one of the biggest pluses that comes with the loki series coming out in 2021, is that i turn 21 and i can finally talk about how excited i am without sounding like an alcoholic

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