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Will Smith Missed His Chance to be the First Black President


MY FIRST GUEST TONIGHT IS AN
INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR AND IT GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE TO SEE
PLEASE WELCOME WILL SMITH! ♪ ♪ ♪
( APPLAUSE ) ♪ ♪ ♪
>>HEY! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
LET ME GO KISS THAT LADY. I’M GOING TO GO KISS THAT LADY. OH, MAN. HEY! OH, MAN! WOOO!( CHEERS )
I WAS WATCHING– I WAS WATCHING
IN THE BACK WHEN– THE —
>>AT THE TOP OF THE SHOW.>>WHAT’S YOUR NAME, MISS?>>DEBBIE.>>HOW YOU DOING, DEBBIE?( CHEERS )
>>Stephen: THAT’S ALL WE HAVE
TIME FOR. THANK YOU SO MUCH, WILL. IT’S ALWAYS A PLEASURE, ALWAYS A
PLEASURE. IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOU ON. YOU KNOW– THAT’S A REAL
SUPERSTAR, A GUY WHO CAN TAKE HIS TIME WITH THE AUDIENCE LIKE
THAT. NOT EVERYBODY CAN DO THAT. THAT IS A SKILL TO DO THAT.>>I CUT THAT DOWN. THAT IS THE SHORT VERSION. I DIDN’T WANT TO MESS YOUR TIME
UP.>>Stephen: THE FIRST TIME I
MET YOU WAS IN 2008. YOU WERE ON THE OLD SHOW.>>YUP.>>Stephen: 3,000 PEOPLE I’VE
INTERVIEWED. YOU’RE THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAME
STRAIGHT INTO THE REWRITE ROOM AND CAME OVER AND SAID, “HI, I’M
WILL SMITH. I’M HAPPY TO BE HERE.” I SAID, “I THINK THIS GUY IS
RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT OF MY SHOW THAT NIGHT.” OBAMA WAS RUNNING THAT YEAR AND
YOU SAID MAYBE YOU SHOULD BE THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT.>>YEAH, I MISSED IT. I MISSED IT. I WAS THINKING ABOUT IT. BUT I WATCHED OBAMA FOR THE LAST
EIGHT YEARS. THAT’S A HARD JOB, MAN.>>Stephen: YEAH, YEAH, IT IS,
IT IS, YEAH. EIGHT YEARS AGO, HE LOOKED LIKE
YOU LOOK NOW.>>YEAH, RIGHT, EXACTLY,
EXACTLY. I WAS LIKE, MAN! ( APPLAUSE )
NO, THAT–>>Stephen: YOU EVER THINK
ABOUT IT? BECAUSE PEOPLE WOULD VOTE FOR
YOU? YOU’D VOTE FOR HIM, WOULDN’T
YOU?>>DEBBIE WOULD FOR SURE.>>Stephen: YOU HAVE TO GET
THE DEBBIES. DOES POLITICS HOLD ANY INTEREST
FOR YOU?>>YOU KNOW, I DEFINITELY HAVE
HAD THE ITCHING, YOU KNOW. I’VE HAD– YOU KNOW, I HAVE LOTS
OF VIEWS AND IDEAS AND SOMETIMES I HEAR PEOPLE SAY THINGS ON
TELEVISION, AND I JUST WANT TO RUN AGAINST THEM. ( LAUGHTER ).>>Stephen: RUN STRAIGHT AT
THEM?>>JUST STRAIGHT AT THEM AND
KNOCK THEM OVER. BUT, YOU KNOW, IT’S– IT’S
SOMETHING– I THINK IT’S NOT WHERE MY GREATEST GIFTS ARE, YOU
KNOW.>>Stephen: LIKE POLITICS AND
ACTING, IT’S A FINE LINE.>>YEAH, IT REALLY IS. IT REALLY IS.>>Stephen: BECAUSE YOU HAVE
TO HOLD THE AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION.>>AND THERE ARE GOOD ACTORS AND
BAD ACTORS IN THE SAME WAY. I’VE DEFINITELY THOUGHT ABOUT
IT. MY WIFE HAS SAID ON NUMEROUS
OCCASIONS, “HELL NO.” ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: IS THAT A DIRECT QUOTE?>>YES, IT’S A DIRECT QUOTE.>>Stephen: LET ME WRITE THAT
DOWN, “HELL MOW.”>>I’M NOT SURE WHAT SHE MEANS.>>Stephen: YOU WOULD DO A
GREAT JOB PLAYING THE ROLE OF BARACK OBAMA.>>THAT MIGHT BE GOOD. THAT MIGHT BE GOOD.>>Stephen: DO YOU HAVE– HAVE
YOU WORKED ON YOUR OBAMA? BECAUSE YOU GUYS BOTH HAVE
SWAGGER?>>YEAH, SWAGGER. WE’VE TALKED ABOUT IT A COUPLE
OF TIMES.>>Stephen: YOU AND OBAMA HAVE
TALKED ABOUT IT?>>WE’VE TALKED ABOUT IT.>>Stephen: HOLD ON.>>YEAH, ME AND “B” WAS TALKING
ABOUT IT THE OTHER DAY.>>Stephen: LIKE YOU DO.>>YOU KNOW, WE WAS JUST
CHATTING. BUT WE TALKED ABOUT– WE TALKED
ABOUT IT A COUPLE OF TIMES. HE SAID THE ONE THING WHAT IS
FOR SURE, I HAVE THE EARS TO PLAY HIM. YEAH.>>Stephen: THAT’S TRUE. I THINK THAT IS —
>>THE THE MAN DOES NOT NEED THE N.S.A. HE CAN HEAR WHAT EVERYBODY IS
SAYING ALL THE THE TIME. ( LAUGHTER )
AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF THE BARACK OBAMA PRESIDENCY, THERE WAS ALL
THIS SORT OF HOPE THAT WE WERE IN A SORT OF– OR TALK AT LEAST
WE WERE MOVING INTO A POST-RACIAL SOCIETY. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF RACE
RELATIONS, GIVEN THE THE TENSION NOW IN THE UNITED STATES AFTER
EIGHT YEARS OF THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY?>>YOU KNOW, IT’S INTERESTING. I ALWAYS LOOK AT THESE THINGS IN
TERMS OF A MARRIAGE, YOU KNOW. SO I– I’VE DONE MY 10,000 HOURS
OF MARRIAGE COUNSELING, RIGHT. SO, YOU KNOW, JADA AND I HAVE
WORKED REALLY HARD TO DEVELOP A SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP. SO I ALWAYS LOOK AT THINGS IN
TERMS OF RELATIONSHIPS. SO WHEN I THINK ABOUT RACE
RELATIONS IN THIS COUNTRY NOW, THERE’S A THING THAT HAPPENS
BEFORE THINGS ARE CLEANED UP. THERE’S A DARKNESS BEFORE THE
DAWN THAT IS ALWAYS DIFFICULT, YOU KNOW
( APPLAUSE ) THANK YOU, THANK YOU.>>Stephen: SO NOW–
>>SO, YOU KNOW, WHEN I HEAR PEOPLE– WHEN I HEAR PEOPLE SAY,
“IT’S WORSE THAN IT’S EVER BEEN, “I DISAGREE COMPLETELY. IT’S CLEARLY NOT WORSE THAN IT
WAS IN THE 60s, YOU KNOW. AND IT’S CERTAINLY NOT AS BAD AS
IT WAS IN THE 1860s. ( LAUGHTER )
RIGHT? YOU KNOW. SO —
>>SORT OF LIKE A DOCTOR HAS TO GO OPEN THE ABSCESS TO DRAIN THE
WOUND. YOU’VE GOT TO SEE WHAT’S GOING
ON?>>WE ARE TALKING ABOUT RACE IN
THIS COUNTRY MORE CLEARLY AND OPENLY THAN WE HAVE ALMOST EVER
IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY. IT’S ON THE THE TABLE.( APPLAUSE )
YOU KNOW.
>>Stephen: BECAUSE WE HAVE A
HISTORY OF SORT OF IGNORING PROBLEMS UNTIL YOU CAN’T
ANYMORE.>>YEAH, I THINK RACISM IS NOT
GETTING WORSE. IT’S GETTING FILMED, YOU KNOW,
YOU KNOW. SO I THINK– I THINK THAT —
>>THE REVOLUTION MAY NOT BE TELEVISED BUT IT’S BEING
TWEETED.>>IT’S BEING TWEETED FOR SURE. I REALLY THINK THIS DARKNESS, AS
BAD AS IT IS AND AS DIFFICULT AS IT IS, THE PROBLEMS ARE ON THE
THE TABLE, YOU KNOW. SO I– I VIEW THAT IN SAME WAY
AS JADA AND I HAD TO WORK THROUGH THINGS IN OUR MARRIAGE. WHEN THE TRUTH COMES OUT, WHEN
IT GETS ON THE TABLE AND YOU HAVE TO CONFRONT WHAT’S REAL, IT
SUCKS.>>Stephen: SOMETIMES ONE OF
THE TWO PEOPLE SAYS, “OH, HELL NO.”>>IS OH, HELL NO. OH, HELL NO. IF YOU THINK YOU’RE GOING TO BE
DOING THAT IN THIS RELATIONSHIP, YOU’VE GOT ANOTHER THING COMING. YOU KNOW. NO BUT I DO VIEW IT AS A
DIFFICULT TIME, BUT I THINK– I THINK IT’S– THE THE PROBLEM’S
ON THE TABLE. AND I THINK THERE’S AN
OPPORTUNITY MORE THAN EVER FOR A LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING THAT
WE’VE NEVER HAD BEFORE, YOU KNOW,.>>Stephen: THAT IS A VERY
HOPEFUL WAY OF LOOKING AT IT.>>ABSOLUTELY.( APPLAUSE ).>>Stephen: I’LL TELL YOU WHAT
I’M HOPEFUL ABOUT. I’LL TELL YOU SOMETHING I’M
LOOKING FORWARD TO, AND THIS IS SINCERE, IS “SUICIDE SQUAD.” I’M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO
THAT.( APPLAUSE )
I HAVE RARELY BEEN AS EXCITED
FOR A SUMMERTIME MOVIE THAN THIS
ONE. YOU PLAY DEADSHOT.>>DEADSHOT, YEAH.>>Stephen: YOU’RE AN
ASSASSIN.>>YES.>>Stephen: AND YOU ALSO HAVE
SOMETHING OF A HEART.>>AN ASSASSIN WITH A HEART. ( LAUGHTER ).>>Stephen: AND I THINK WE
HAVE A CLIP RIGHT HERE. JIMMY.>>HEY, ANGELO, THIS IS THE
EXTERMINATOR YOU CALLED FOR YOUR RAT PROBLEM. MY ACCOUNT’S LOOKING A LITTLE
THIN.>>NO ONE GETS PAID UNTIL WHAT
NEEDS TO GET DONE GETS DONE.>>NOPE, THAT’S NOT THE RULES. NO MONEY, NO HONEY. THEY’RE TAKING HIM OUT OF THE
CAR NOW. IN ABOUT 30 SECONDS YOUR
WINDOW’S GOING TO CLOSE FOREVER.>>OKAY, RELAX. THERE WAS AN ACCOUNTING ERROR. WE SENT IT.>>DOUBLE IT. YOU’VE GOT 10 SECONDS.>>WE’RE NOT THE KIND OF PEOPLE
YOU PLAY WITH.>>DID YOU THREATEN ME? THIS DUDE IS ABOUT TO GET A SORE
THROAT FROM ALL OF THE SINGING HE’S ABOUT TO DO.>>YOU SON OF A–
>>PLEASURE DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU, ANGY. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: I CAN’T WAIT. WE’VE GOT TO TAKE A LITTLE BREAK
HERE. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH MORE
WILL SMITH.

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