Elijah Wood

  • Aired:  11/15/11
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Elijah Wood talks about the extensive Antarctic training he endured to play a penguin in "Happy Feet Two." (6:12)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS THE STAR OF

"HAPPY FEET 2."

JIM?

>> THIS IS JUST ONE BIG OLD FOOT

AFTER THE OTHER.

NO ONE WILL LAUGH AT YOU, I

PROMISE.

COME ON.

♪ I DON'T CARE WHAT THE PEOPLE

SAY... ♪

>> ALL YOU'VE GOT TO THE DO IS

FEEL THE BEAT.

>> AND THAT IS THE ONLY MOVIE WE

WILL TALK ABOUT.

PLEASE WELCOME ELIJAH WOOD.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

ELIJAH, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING ME TONIGHT.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

>> THAT'S A VERY DANGEROUS THING

YOU DID.

>> THAT EFFECT COST US $285

MILLION.

I'M SURE I'LL MAKE IT BACK.

>> WE'RE ALL IN.

>> Stephen: NOW, SIR, I'M A

LITTLE BIT WORRIED ABOUT THE

CLIP WE JUST SHOWED.

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: BECAUSE YOU PLAY A

PENGUIN.

IN THIS.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE REPRISING THE

ROLE OF MUMBLES.

>> CORRECT.

MUMBLE.

>> Stephen: MUMBLE.

ALL RIGHT, IF YOU WANT TO PLAY

ONE AT A TIME, THAT'S FINE.

(LAUGHTER)

MUMBLE FROM "HAPPY FEET" THIS IS

"HAPPY FEET 2."

I NOTICED IN THAT SHOT THERE OF

YOU WITH THE OTHER PENGUINS IT'S

WET ON THE ICE.

>> RIGHT.

>> Stephen: THAT GLOBAL WARMING.

(LAUGHTER)

ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE ME FEEL

GUILTY ABOUT DRIVING MY AUDI

A-8.

>> IT'S CLIMATE CHANGE.

>> Stephen: OH, IS IT NOW?

REALLY?

IS THERE CLIMATE CHANGE IN

THERE?

>> THERE IS, A LITTLE BIT.

>> Stephen: WOULDN'T THAT MAKE

PENGUINS HAPPY.

S THAT WHY YOUR FEET ARE SO

HAPPY?

IT'S WARMER DOWN THERE FOR THEM.

IT MUST BE TERRIBLE.

I SAW THAT "MARCH OF THE

PENGUINS THING."

IT'S A NIGHTMARE.

>> BUT THEY'RE USED TO IT.

>> Stephen: YOU EVER EAT A

PENGUIN.

>> NO.

>> Stephen: IT'S LIKE CHICKEN

FISH.

(LAUGHTER)

DELICIOUS.

>> I IMAGINE.

>> Stephen: A LITTLE OILY,

PERHAPS?

DO YOU GET TIRED OF PEOPLE GOING

"HEY, YOU'RE THE PENGUIN FROM

HAPPY FEET!

"

>> THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN OFTEN.

(APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: HEY IT'S THE KID

FROM "ICE STORM."

>> RIGHT!

>> Stephen: IT'S THE

SEVEN-YEAR-OLD SET, REALLY, THAT

WOULD HAVE EVER RECOGNIZED ME

FROM "HAPPY FEET."

THEY WOULDN'T RECOGNIZE ME

ANYWAY.

THEIR PARENTS WOULD HAVE TO SAY

"HE'S THE GUY IN HAPPY FEET."

>> Stephen: BECAUSE YOU ACT SO

WELL WE CAN'T EVEN TELL YOU'RE

THAT PENGUIN.

(LAUGHTER)

>> RIGHT!

I DISAPPEAR INTO THAT ROLE.

>> Stephen: DID YOU DO ANY...

METHOD?

DID YOU HANG OUT WITH PENGUINS

FOR A WHILE?

GET INTO IT AT ALL?

>> THERE'S AN EXTENSIVE

REHEARSAL PERIOD IN ANTARCTICA.

>> Stephen: YOU HAVE TO CLUTCH

AN EGG BETWEEN YOUR LEGS?

>> THERE WAS ALSO HUDDLE... WHEN

THE PENGUINS HAVE TO... THEY

HAVE TO HUDDLE AGAINST THE COLD

DURING THE HARSH WINTER, THERE

WAS HUDDLE TRAINING.

HUDDLING TOGETHER.

>> THAT WILL COME IN HANDY FOR

THOSE OCCUPY WALL STREET PEOPLE.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

WINTER IS COMING.

>> Stephen: WINTER IS COMING.

ABSOLUTELY.

NOW, LISTEN, I RESISTED AS LONG

AS I CAN.

(LAUGHTER)

BUT I'M ABOUT TO BREAK.

I'M A FAN OF "LORD OF THE RINGS"

MOVIES.

>> I'VE HEARD THIS.

>> Stephen: NOW YOU HAVE... YOU

HAVE SOMETHING HERE.

YOU HAVE SOMETHING DOWN THERE.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE HERE?

>> I HAVE STING.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

>> FROM THE FILMS.

>> Stephen: DAMN.

(APPLAUSE)

NOW THIS IS THE ONE THAT YOU...

THAT YOU... THAT YOU... MAY I?

>> PLEASE.

>> Stephen: IT'S GOT EDGE ON IT

THERE.

>> A LITTLE SHARP.

THEY MAKE THEM FOR REAL.

>> Stephen: IS THIS THE ONE YOU

CARRIED THROUGHOUT THE MOVIE?

>> YES, THAT'S ONE OF THEM.

WE HAD A COUPLE.

THAT WAS HERO SWORD IF IT WERE

EVER TO BE SHOT IN CLOSEUP.

>> Stephen: EITHER THAT ONE OR

MAYBE THIS ONE THAT...

(LAUGHTER)

THAT PETER JACKSON GAVE TO ME.

(LAUGHTER)

I'M NOT SAYING THAT I'M JUST AS

MUCH FRODO AS YOU ARE.

I'M JUST SAYING THAT I'VE GOT...

WOULD YOU MIND IF WE JUST

LET'S...

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

... THAT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME

I'VE EVER BEEN IN A SWORD FIGHT.

NOT IN LONG, THOUGH.

NOW YOU'RE ALSO IN "THE HOW

ABOUT" MOVIE COMING OUT NEXT

YEAR.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: ARE YOU GOING TO GO

BACK DOWN?

>> I WAS JUST DOWN THERE ABOUT A

MONTH.

I'M PROBABLY GOING TO VISIT.

THEY'RE SHOOTING UNTIL JUNE SO I

WANT TO BE THERE.

>> Stephen: IF YOU SEE HIM WILL

YOU GIVE HIM A NOTE FOR ME?

>> I WILL.

>> Stephen: MORGAN DAHLY.

>> IAN McKEL LANN FOR YOU?

>> Stephen: I COULD TELL HE WAS

A HUMAN.

HE DIDN'T SEEM LIKE A MYAR.

>> RIGHT.

>> Stephen: DID I JUST THROW

DOWN.

>> YOU DID.

>> Stephen: DID YOU MEET

RATAGAS.

>> Stephen: I DIDN'T... I CAN'T

SAY ANYTHING.

I WENT DOWN THERE AND I KNOW

THINGS AND I CAN'T TELL.

I KNOW THINGS, YOU ARE THINGS.

IT'S JUST ABSOLUTELY... I KNOW

THINGS ABOUT THAT MOVIE THAT I

WANT TO BROADCAST.

I...

>> WE NEED TO HAVE A

CONVERSATION.

>> Stephen: HOW ABOUT IN JUST A

MINUTE.

CAN YOU STICK AROUND FOR A

SECOND AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT

THESE THINGS PEOPLE WON'T GET TO

KNOW ABOUT.

ELIJAH, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

ELIJAH WOOD, "HAPPY FEET 2" IT'S

IN THEATER THIS IS FRIDAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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