Christian Slater Inspires the Late Show’s Crowdsurfing Craze


MY FIRST GUEST TONIGHT HAS BEEN
A STAR OF STAGE AND SCREEN SINCE HE WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD. HE NOW STARS IN A CRITICALLY
ACCLAIMED DRAMA THAT WILL MESS WITH YOUR HEAD.>>HERE’S WHAT WE’RE GOING TO
DO.>>OKAY, OKAY. LET’S ALL TAKE A BEAT. SETTLE DOWN HERE, RELAX–
ELLIOT? ELLIOT, YOU ALL RIGHT?>>Stephen: WHOA! PLEASE WELCOME CHRISTIAN SLATER. ♪ ♪ ♪
( APPLAUSE ) ♪ GIVE IT UP
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: I WANT TO– THANKS
FOR COMING BACK.>>ALL THE WAY FROM THE 80s.>>Stephen: YEAH, EXACTLY.>>HERE WE GO.>>Stephen: I WANT TO TALK
ABOUT THE THE SHOW IN JUST A MINUTE, BUT I’M NOT TOTALLY
CAUGHT UP.>>NO PROBLEM.>>Stephen: SO, PLEASE, I BEG
YOU.>>TOTALLY FORGIVEN.>>Stephen: HAPPYING ABOUT
THE.>>THANKS, AUGUST 18. THANK YOU, THANK YOU.>>Stephen: DO YOU LIKE– DO
YOU LIKE CELEBRATING YOUR BIRTHDAY? DO YOU MAKE A BIG DEAL OUT OF
IT?>>I DON’T MIND IT. I DIDN’T MAKE A BIG DEAL OUT OF
IT BUT I HAD A NICE PARTY IN CHICAGO WITH SOME FRIENDS THEY
MET WHEN I WAS WORKING IN CHICAGO, ACTUALLY, A COUPLE OF
YEARS AGO. DICK WOLF HAS GOT ABOUT FOUR
DIFFERENT SHOWS ABOUT CHICAGO. “CHICAGO MED, “”CHICAGO P.D.,”
“CHICAGO FIRE, “”CHICAGO FED,” “CHICAGO LAW.”>>Stephen: ALL THE SHOWS MAKE
IT LOOK LIKE CHICAGO IS GOING TO BURN DOWN TOMORROW.>>CHICAGO IS INCREDIBLE, BUT
THERE ARE A LOT OF ACTORS THERE AND A LOT OF FRIEND I MET WHEN I
WAS THERE SO WE ALL GOT TOGETHER AND HAD A NICE —
>>NOT YOUR FAVORITE BIRTHDAY BUT A GOOD ONE.>>NOT MY FAVORITE BIRTHDAY BUT
A GOOD ONE. PROBABLY IF I HAD TO CHOOSE MY
PARTICULAR FAVORITE BIRTHDAY IT WAS MY 12th BIRTHDAY. THAT WAS THE BIG CELEBRATION. THAT’S THE ONE THAT REALLY
STANDS OUT IN MY BRAIN.>>Stephen: WHY WAS IT SO MUCH
BETTER?>>I HIT PUBERTY LATER, A LITTLE
BIT LATER, BUT THIS BIRTHDAY WAS PARTICULARLY GREAT BECAUSE,
WELL, THE SURPRISE GUEST AT THE PARTY– MY MOTHER WAS ALWAYS
DOING STUFF LIKE THIS BECAUSE SHE KNEW PRETTY MUCH EVERYBODY
IN SHOW BUSINESS. SHE WAS A CASTING DIRECTOR SO
SHE KNEW A LOT OF ACTORS AND PEOPLE LIKE THAT, SO THERE WERE
ALWAYS DIFFERENT PEOPLE SHOWING UP AT THESE WONDERFUL PARTIES I
HAD AS A KID. AND ONE THIS YEAR AT 12 WAS MARK
HAMILL.( APPLAUSE )
YEAH, YEAH.
>>Stephen: I’D BE EXCITED IF
HE SHOWED UP AT MY BIRTHDAY NOW.>>YEAH, I KNOW.>>Stephen: THAT’S A PERFECT
AGE FOR MARK HAMILL TO SHOW UP AT YOUR BIRTHDAY.>>IT WAS RIGHT AROUND THE TIME
OF “THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.” YOU CAN IMAGINE, I WAS BEYOND
BELIEF STAR STRUCK. I COULDN’T SPEAK TO HIM.>>Stephen: IT’S ALL DOWNHILL
FROM THERE.>>WELL– YEAH, YOU’RE RIGHT. IT IS. ( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE ) MAN. YEAH, NO, SHE SET THE BAR VERY,
VERY HIGH. BUT, HONESTLY, THOSE PEOPLE IN
CHICAGO WERE GREAT. I LOVE THEM, TOO. THEY WERE ALL GOOD. THEY WERE GOOD. THEY’RE NOT LUKE SKYWALKER, BUT,
YOU KNOW, THEY DID DO VERY WELL.>>Stephen: YOU WERE ACTING AT
THAT POINT.>>I WAS. I HAD DONE A FEW SHOWS.>>Stephen: AT EIGHT YOU WERE
ON BROADWAY.>>I DID “THE MUSIC MAN, “WITH
DICK VAN DYKE ♪ GARY INDIANA
GARY INDIANA ♪>>I HAD THE LISP AND I WOULD
SING IT BUT MY WIFE WOULD KILL ME. SHE WOULD. EVERY TIME I ATTEMPT OR THREATEN
TO SING THAT SONG SHE’S LIKE, “YOU’RE A DEAD MAN.” SHE’S BACKSTAGE, SO I’M NOT
MEASING AROUND. ( LAUGHTER ).>>Stephen: DO YOU STILL DO
LIVE THEATER? I KNOW YOU PERFORMED IN THE WEST
END IN LONDON, TOO.>>YEAH, I DID “ONE FLEW OVER
CUCKOO’S NEST” A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO IN THE WEST END. IT WAS PHENOMENAL. LISTEN, IT WAS GREAT. FIRST OF ALL, THAT SHOW IS
AMAZING, AND IT WAS LIKE A ROCK CONCERT EVERY NIGHT. I DON’T KNOW. THE AUDIENCES WERE NUTS, AND WE
ALL HAD A GREAT TIME.>>Stephen: WELL, YOU SPENT
MOST OF YOUR CAREER IN FRONT OF CAMERAS, AS OPPOSED TO LIVE ON
STAGE, RIGHT?>>SURE, WELL, I GREW UP IN NEW
YORK. I GREW UP GOING TO A LOT OF
THEATER. AND I HAD STARTED VERY YOUNG IN
THE THEATER. BUT DOING SOMETHING IN LONDON
WAS UNIQUE AND FUN, AND THAT PARTICULAR SHOW WAS GREAT
BECAUSE– WELL, I KEPT THREATENING THE AUDIENCE EVERY
NIGHT THAT I WOULD STAGE DIVE ON THE LAST PERFORMANCE. AND —
>>HOW DO YOU THREATEN THE AUDIENCE WITH THAT? I DON’T UNDERSTAND.>>THE BUILD-UP EVERY NIGHT, AS
WE WERE GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE END OF THE RUN OF
SHOW, I WOULD, YOU KNOW, IN ORDER TO GET PEOPLE TO COME
BACK, IT’S A FUN THING TO DO, YOU KNOW.>>Stephen: “ONE OF THESE
NIGHTS I’M JUST GOING TO TAKE A DIVE IN THE FRONT ROW?”
>>THAT COULD HAPPEN TONIGHT. I COULD DIVE OUT THERE. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
YOU SEE?>>Stephen: SURE.>>IT’S A PHENOMENAL– I
RECOMMEND IT HIGHLY.>>Stephen: OKAY, ALL RIGHT. YOU FIRST.>>ALL RIGHT, LET’S GO. LET’S DO IT. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: WE’LL GET THERE. WE’LL GET THERE. WE’LL GET THERE. WE HAVE ALL NIGHT.>>WE DO, WE HAVE ALL NIGHT.>>Stephen: YOU, ME,
CONGRESSMAN LEWIS, WE’LL ALL GO OUT THERE.>>SOUNDS GREAT.>>Stephen: DID YOU END UP
DOING IT?>>I DID THE LAST NIGHT A
BRITISH AUDIENCE? I THOUGHT THEY WERE SO RESERVED.>>I WAS SURPRISED. DURING INTERMISSION, THEY WOULD
ALL HIT THE PUBS AND CAME BACK AND THEY WERE READY TO PARTY. IT WAS INCREDIBLE. I DID IT. AND IT WAS RIGHT AT THE CURTAIN
CALL.>>AND STOOD THERE ON THE EDGE,
AND I SAID, “I’M COMING! I’M COMING!”
AND I DOVE OUT THERE AND THEY CAUGHT ME AND CARRIED ME AROUND
AND BROUGHT ME BACK TO THE STAGE AND I DID MY CURTAIN CALL AND
SAID, “SAYONARA.”>>Stephen: THAT’S– THAT’S
HOW THEY SAY GONE OVER THERE.>>THAT’S RIGHT. ( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: AS A YOUNG ACTOR GROWING UP DID YOU MODEL
YOURSELF ON ANYBODY? WAS THERE A ROLE MODEL FOR YOU
WHEN YOU WERE COMING UP. DID YOU SAY, “I WANT TO BE LIKE
THAT GUY?” OR “THAT GUY GAVE ME ADVICE.”>>THERE WAS ONE GUY IN
PARTICULAR I LOVED, SEAN CONNERY.>>Stephen: I HEARD OF HIM.>>THE GREATEST GUY EVER. I WONDER WITH HIM WHEN I WAS
ABOUT 16– 15, 16 YEARS OLD. AND, YEAH, HE GAVE ME SOME GREAT
ADVICE.>>Stephen: WHAT WERE YOU
WORKING ON?>>WE WERE DOING A MOVIE CALLED
“THE NAME OF THE ROSE.”>>Stephen: OH, SURE, YOU, F. MURRAY ABRAHAM, SEAN CONNERY.>>ALL SET IN THIS LABYRINTH, A
13th CENTURY MURDER MYSTERY. WE WERE WEARING THESE MONK ROBES
AND SHOOTING OUT IN GERMANY AND ITALY. AND I HAD A PARTICULARLY
IMPORTANT SCENE TO DO ON ONE PARTICULAR DAY, AND I JUST
REMEMBER WALKING THROUGH THESE CLOISTERS OF THIS MONASTERY WITH
SEAN CONNERY, AND HE WAS WEARING A ROBE, AND I WAS WEARING A
ROBE. AND HE SAID, “SO, YOU KNOW, I
UNDERSTAND TODAY YOU HAVE A PRETTY BIG SCENE.” AND I SAID, “YEAH, YEAH, I’M A
LITTLE NERVOUS ABOUT IT.” IT WAS A LOVE SCENE I HAD TO DO.>>Stephen: SEXY?>>YEAH, IT WAS A VERY INTENSE
SCENE. IT WAS ME AND THIS YOUNG PEASANT
GIRL, AND WE WERE– ( LAUGHTER ).>>Stephen: AT 16, AT 16,
THEY’RE ALL PRETTY INTENSE.>>IT WAS INTENSE, YEAH.>>Stephen: YEAH.>>YEAH, MY TOES ARE CURLING
RIGHT NOW THINKING ABOUT IT. IT WAS CRAZY. THESE ARE GREAT SHOES, BY THE
WAY. AREN’T THEY? ( APPLAUSE )
YEAH. I JUST NOTICED THAT ON THE
THING. YEAH. ALL RIGHT, ANYWAY, BACK TO THE
STORY. YEAH, SO SEAN JUST SAID TO ME,
“YES, I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU’RE NERVOUS, BUT JUST REMEMBER TO
BREATHE, MY BOY.” ( LAUGHTER ).>>Stephen: REALLY?>>YEAH, AND I WENT IN THERE —
>>THAT WAS HIS ADVICE?>>
>>THAT WAS HIS ADVICE.>>Stephen: I’M GOING TO TRY
THAT NEXT TIME.>>ALWAYS REMEMBER TO BREATHE.>>Stephen: SO GIVE THESE
PEOPLE–>>A LITTLE CROWD SURF? ALL RIGHT. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: HOLD ON. LOOK AT THIS.>>Stephen: “MR. ROBOT” AIRS
WEDNESDAYS ON THE USA NETWORK. CHRISTIAN SLATER, EVERYBODY! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH CHRIS
GEERE. ♪ ♪ ♪
( APPLAUSE )

100 thoughts on “Christian Slater Inspires the Late Show’s Crowdsurfing Craze”

  1. People say season 2 is pretentious but bottom line is that they probably binged season 1 and got what you needed in one sit. Season 2 is not available to binge so don't get butt hurt cause most episodes will leave on cliffhangers and not all your questions will be answered.

  2. The/a dvd of it cut this whole scene out, including Salvatore catching rats and talking with Shaun of the Connery.
    Rip dvd, i'm not looking back.

  3. JESUS FUCKING CHRIST I'M ONLY MID FIRS SEASON ANDU SPOILED THE WHOLE FUCKING SOW WA THE FUCK I AM GONNA KILL YOU MUTHIAFUCKER ARRRRGHHHHZHHHHUHH

  4. The Name of the Rose.  One of the greatest movies ever made.  Sean Connery, Christian Slater, F. Murray Abraham, Ron Perlman, William Hickey, Elya Baskin, Valentina Vargas and a few others I can't remember.

  5. given the fact that half of the audience looked like they are AARP members, I'm shocked CBS green lit that stunt……or did they?? I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Stephen got his white ass paddled cherry red in the President's office.

  6. 1. Cristian looks like he'll make a fantastic grandpa on screen, later on. 2. That music he came out to was bangin, Stay Human! 3. That "I'll never let go, Jack" moment, at the end. Hahahahahaha!

  7. Well, he ain't so much a good guy as he is just a bad motherfucker. I mean, he gets paid by people to fuck guys up, you know?

  8. Mother fucking FUCK. I missed the last four episode of Robot and I was like:
    Surely they won't show a clip from past episode 5 right? Fuck.

  9. so not having started season 2 of mr robot, is it literally doing everything the same way fightclub did it? but with pcs instead of fists?

  10. my one question to Mr. slater would be…"how would you rate Uwe boll as a director"?…seriously alone in the dark nearly killed his career…glad to see him back

  11. Damn I'm glad i watch the Season 1 already before the Season 2 starts!
    Skip the first minutes to avoid FUCKING SPOILERS!!!

    Fun Fact:
    Do you i watch Breaking Bad in the last months of 2015!

  12. Christian Slater, a.k.a. that dude in the first genuinely hot scene I watched as a child. (Name of the Rose, always in my memory & heart ^^)

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