Sigourney Weaver

  • Aired:  04/01/13
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The Golden Globe winner discusses her Broadway debut, science fiction roles and television miniseries "Political Animals." (6:23)

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS STARRING IN

A NEW BROADWAY PLAY.

I WONDER WHAT DISNEY MOVIE IT'S

ADAPTED FROM.

PLEASE WELCOME SIGOURNEY WEAVER.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> MS. WEAVER NICE TO MEET YOU.

THANK YOU FOR COMING ON.

NATURALLY I'M AN ENORMOUS FAN.

>> THANK YOU AND VIERS VICE

VERSA.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> ENORMOUS AND TALL, TOO.

I THINK I'M MORE OF AN ENORMOUS

FAN THAN YOU.

>> Stephen: WHAT DO YOU TOP

OUT AT?

>> SEVEN FOUR.

>> Stephen: NOT IN THE NAVI

COSTUME.

>> I'M FIVE 11.

>> Stephen: ME, TOO, WE SHOULD

DANCE SOMETIME.

>> I'D ENJOY THAT.

>> Stephen: TONY ACADEMY

AWARDS NOMINATED, GOLDEN GLOBE

WINNER.

PEOPLE KNOW FROM YOUR HUGE

MOVIES ALIEN, AVATAR, YOUR

GHOSTBUSTERS.

>> NOW A PLAYBILL.

>> Stephen: A CRITICALLY

LAUDED.

I HAVE A AT THAT TIMED PLAY BILL

BECAUSE WE WENT TO SEE IT

FANTASTIC PLAY CALLED

"VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND

SPIKE"

WHICH I ORIGINALLY THOUGHT WERE

THE NINJA TURTLES.

TURNS OUT NOT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO DO

THEATER?

YOU ARE A MOVIE STAR, AREN'T YOU

SLUMMING HERE?

[LAUGHTER]

>> I PLAY A VERY GLAMOROUS MOVIE

STAR IN THE PLAY.

>> Stephen: WAS THAT A

STRETCH?

>> IT WAS A BIG STRETCH TO PLAY

SUCH A DEEPLY SHALLOW PERSON AS

MASHA IS.

>> Stephen: YOU ARE NOT IN THE

TABLOID RAGS.

>> I'M IN FLASHER MOVE --

SLASHERS MOVIES I'M IN SCIENCE

FICTION.

>> Stephen: A HUGE DIFFERENCE

BECAUSE IN YOUR MOVIES THE BLOOD

SPURTS OUT OF UNEXPECTED PARTS

OF BODY.

>> YES NOT ALL ORIFICES.

>> Stephen: WHO COULD TAKE WHO

IN A FIGHT AN ALIEN OR NAVI?

>> INTERESTING SPINOFF.

>> Stephen: I HAVE A SCRIPT

RIGHT HERE.

IS IT TOUGH BEING IF A PLAY

AFTER DOING MOVIES?

DON'T YOU WANT TO DO A ONE AND A

HALF MINUTE SCENE AND WAIT IN

YOUR TRAILER FOR SIX HOURS UNTIL

THE NEXT SCENE?

>> YES, AND JUST EAST

CHOCOLATES?

>> Stephen: FOR THE WHOLE

TIME?

>> YES, BUT YOU CAN ONLY DO THAT

SO MANY YEARS AND THEN YOU HAVE

TO MAKE AN HONEST LIVING.

I'M WORKING WITH THE WOSTLED

DAVID HYDE PIERCE.

>> Stephen: AND YOUR OLD

FRIEND CHRISTOPHER DURANGE WHO

WROTE THIS?

>> HOW WOULD ONE RESIST THE LURE

OF BROADWAY?

>> Stephen: I WAS SLIGHTLY

DISAPPOINTED THAT THERE WEREN'T

DANCING CANDLESTICKS IN THIS ONE

AND I I WAS WORRIED I WOULDN'T

GET IT BECAUSE AIR SMART

ACTRESS?

>> AM I?

>> Stephen: YEAH, YOU RADIATE

INTELLIGENCE?

>> DO I?

>> Stephen: I FIND THAT

INTIMIDATING.

>> I'M DELIGHTED TO HEAR THAT.

>> Stephen: THAT AND THE

HEIGHT.

I FOOLED YOU THEN.

>> Stephen: YOU ARE NOT ONLY A

SUPERSTAR --

>> THAT'S FINE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Stephen: A RENOWNED ACTRESS

IS YOU ARE FROM A HOLLYWOOD

FAMILY, YOUR DAD, PAT WEAVER

STARTED THE TONIGHT SHOW, RIGHT?

>> YES, DID HE.

>> Stephen: DID YOU KNOW THOSE

GUYS STEVE ALLEN OR JACK PARR,

DID YOU MEET THEM AS A KID?

>> I DID.

I HAVE HOME MOVIES OF MYSELF

WITH -- NOT STEVE ALLEN BUT ART

LINKLETTER.

I DID MEET THEM.

THEY WERE AROUND.

I THINK DID HE -- YOU KNOW, HE

LOVED TO COME IN AND DO LIVE

TELEVISION AND SO, I THINK IT

WAS A GREAT -- A GREAT LIFE

MEETING ALL THOSE PEOPLE AND

WORKING WITH THEM SO CLOSELY.

>> Stephen: DO YOU THINK

JOHNNY WOULD HAVE LIKED ME?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> WITHOUT QUESTION.

>> Stephen: THAT'S NICE OF YOU

TO SAY.

>> HE WOULD HAVE LOVED THIS

SHOW.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> HE WOULD HAVE RESPECTED YOUR

VIEWS AS A PUNDIT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: SPEAKING OF

RESPECTING, YOU ALSO ARE -- YOU

HAVE BEEN PLAYING A FEMALE

SECRETARY OF STATE ON SPLIT CAN

ANIMALS.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Stephen: YOU DABBLED

PLAYING SOMEONE IN POLITICS

EARLIER THIS YEAR.

>> IT CURED ME STEENCHT REAL >>

IT DIDN'T MAKE YOU WANT TO GOOD

INTO POLITICS AT ALL?

>> IT WAS VERY EXCITING TO PLAY

SOMEONE IN WASHINGTON WHO

ACTUALLY GETS THINGS DONE.

[LAUGHTER]

THAT WAS FUN.

[ LAUGHTER ]

I THINK THAT WE CERTAINLY NEED

MORE FEMALE ENERGY IN

WASHINGTON.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

AND SPEAKING FROM THEIR HEARTS

WITH STRONG MORAL COME PASSES

AND CHANGES THINGS AND FINDING

SOLUTIONS INSTEAD OF GOING TO

IDEOLOGICALLENLEN OR CORNERS.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU A

POLITICAL PERSON.

ARE YOU ONE OF THE HOLLYWOOD

ELITES WITH SIGNS SAY NOTHING

NUKES, BRING DOWN SADDAM.

HAVE YOU MARCHED IN THE STREETS

AND BURNED YOUR BRA AND ALL THAT

STUFF?

>> UM, I HAVE MARCHED IN THE

STREETS STEENCHT YOU HAVE.

>> AS I'M SURE YOU HAVE.

>> Stephen: I HIRE PEOPLE TO

MARCH IN THE STREETS FOR ME.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> I'M AVAILABLE.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU VERY

MUCH.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Stephen: THIS SAY QUESTION

I HAVE TO ASK.

>> OH, DEAR.

>> Stephen: AS A JOURNALIST I

HAVE TO ASK IT.

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: IT'S A TOUGH ONE.

WE'LL END WITH THIS ONE RIGHT

NOW.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> Stephen: WHO ARE YOU GONNA

CALL?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING

ME.

THE PLAY IS

"VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND

SPIKE"

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