Jude Law Learned A Southern Accent For His Role In “Genius”

Jude Law Learned A Southern Accent For His Role In “Genius”

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YOU KNOW MY FIRST GUEST TONIGHT
FROM “THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY,” “COLD MOUNTAIN” AND “SHERLOCK
HOLMES.” HE NOW PLAYS THE AMERICAN
NOVELIST THOMAS WOLFE IN “GENIUS.”>>THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO
MAXWELL EVEREST PERKINS. A BRAVE AND HONEST MAN WHO STUCK
TO THE WRITER OF THIS BOOK THROUGH TIMES OF BITTER
HOPELESSNESS. THE AUTHOR HOPES THIS BOOK WILL
PROVE WORTHY OF HIM.>>Stephen: PLEASE WELCOME JUDE
LAW. ♪ ♪ ♪
( APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: WELL, LOOK, YOU
ARE– YOU ARE– YOU ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTORS.>>THANK YOU.>>Stephen: I’VE NEVER SEEN
YOU BETTER THAN YOU WERE IN “JUDE LAW AND ORDER.”>>I AGREE.>>Stephen: I REALLY THOUGHT
YOU PLAYING A MULTIPLE CHARACTER WAS FANTASTIC, LIKE ALEC
GUINNESS.>>I THINK THERE MIGHT BE A
SERIES THERE.>>Stephen: YOU’RE A BUSY GUY.>>I CAN SQUEEZE THAT IN.>>Stephen: REALLY?>>YEAH.>>Stephen: YOU SAW FROM THE
REACTION OF THE AUDIENCE EVERYBODY LOVES JUDE LAW, BUT
THERE ARE SOME PLACE WHERE’S THEY DON’T. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).>>Stephen: YOU WERE A LITTLE
LATE. YOU WERE A LITTLE LATE ON THAT
ONE. BUT THERE ARE SOME PLACES, I
UNDERSTAND, WHO DON’T LOVE THE JUDE LAW. IS IT BELARUS? WHAT HAPPENED IN BELARUS
GISUPPORT A COMPANY, A THEATER COMPANY WHO HAVE BEEN BANNED
FROM BELARUS. BELARUS IS THE LAST DICTATORSHIP
IN EUROPE. AND THE PRESIDENT THERE BANNED
THIS THEATER COMPANY –>>WHAT DID THEY DO? THEY WERE NOT GOOD? WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THEM?>>YEAH– NO, IT WASN’T THAT
REN’T WEREN’T WEREN’TED ANY GOOD ( LAUGHTER )
THEY WERE PUT ON POLITICAL THEATER SO THE HEADS OF THE TWO
COMPANIES WERE ACTUALLY KICKED OUT, AND I– YOU KNOW, I’M A
GREAT SUPPORTER OF THEIR WORK AND I BELIEVE IN FREE SPEECH —
>>DO YOU HAVE A BELARUSIAN CONNECTION IN SOME WAY?>>NO.>>Stephen: HOW DID YOU–
>>NONE AT ALL.>>Stephen: BUT NOT EVERYBODY
KNOWSES ABOUT THE WORK OF THEATERS IN BELARUS.>>BASICALLY, THEY WERE HOLD AGO
THEY WERE PUTTING ON THEIR PRODUCTIONS IN A THEATER IN
LONDON, THAT I’M AN ASSOCIATE OF, AND I LOVED THEIR WORK AND
THEY WERE LOOKING FOR SUPPORT, SO TOM STOPPARD, THE WRITER GOT
INVOLVED AND I GOT INVOLVED AS AN ACTOR. AND THEY BANNED SOME OF MY
FIMEDZ. SOME OF MY FILMS DESERVED TO BE
BANNED. BUT THEY BANNED MY FILMS IN THE
COUNTRY, ALONG WITH– KEVIN SPACEY GOT INVOLVED IN THIS
CAMPAIGN, TOO, AND THEY BANNED HIS FILMS AS WELL.>>Stephen: YOU AND KEVIN
SPACEY.>>SOMEONE JUST TOLD ME THEY
BANNED PET SHOP BOYS MUSIC. I DIDN’T KNOW THEY WERE INVOLVED
IN THIS MOVEMENT. I FIGURED THE DICTATORS SIMPLY
DON’T LIKE THE PET SHOP BOYS.>>Stephen: MAYBE NOT.>>OR IF YOU’RE A DICTATOR YOU
BAN WHAT YOU WANT.>>Stephen: MAYBE HE THINKS
YOU AND KEVIN SPACEY ARE THE THE PET SHOP BOYS. YOU’RE THAT GOOD. YOU COULD PULL IT OFF. IN THIS YOU PLAY THOMAS WOLF,
THE GREAT SOUTHERN NOVELIST– A NICE SOUTHERN ACCENT, BY THE
WAY. I’M FROM NORTH CAROLINA.>>I KNOW.>>Stephen: IT SOUNDS LIKE A
NORTH CAROLINA ACCIDENT, IS THAT WHAT YOU WERE SHOOTING FOR?>>IT WAS.>>Stephen: IT’S UNEDUCATED.>>I HEARD ABOUT THIS. SOMETHING ABOUT BARK COUP SAUCE.>>Stephen: THERE’S A FIGHT
BETWEEN NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTH CAROLINA, ABOUT WHICH IS THE
TRUE CAROLINA, AND WE FORGIVE THEM FOR THEIR ARROGANCE.>>WHAT IS THE BARBECUE SAUCE
INGREDIENT CONTROVERSY.>>Stephen: SOUTH CAROLINA IS
KNOWN FOR A MUSTARD-BASED SAUCE, AND NORTH CAROLINA IS KNOWN FOR
JUST RUINING BARBECUE WITH A VINEGAR. BASED BARBECUE. THEY PUT VINEGAR ON IT. THAT’S RIDICULOUS. IN THIS MOVIE, WOLFE WAS A
GENIUS BUT IS HE THE GENIUS OF THIS MOVIE OR IS IT THE EDITOR
WHO IS ALSO HEMINGWAY’S EDTO THE.>>FAULKNER, HE DISCOVERED
HEMINGWAY. THAT IS THE QUESTION OF THE
PIECE, WHAT IS IT TO BE A GENIUS? IT’S A WORD THAT’S USED RATHER
TOO LIBERALLY I THINK NOWADAYS. PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS SAID TO BE A
GENIUS OF THIS, A GENIUS OF THAT.>>Stephen: HAVE YOU BEEN
CALLED A GENIUS?>>I HAVEN’T YET, BUT I’M
HOPING.>>Stephen: IS THIS– IS THIS
MOVIE JUST FISH AGO EXACTLY. WHO KNOWS?

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