Sandra Oh’s Whirlwind Year Of Hosting Gigs
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Sandra Oh’s Whirlwind Year Of Hosting Gigs


WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW! MY FIRST GUEST IS A GOLDEN GLOBE
AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS YOU KNOW FROM “GREY’S ANATOMY,”
“SIDEWAYS,” AND “KILLING EVE.”>>A LOT OF VEGETABLES. YEAH. ( MUSIC PLAYING )
( MUSIC STOPPED )>>HEY! CAN WE TALK ABOUT WHAT
HAPPENED WHEN YOU’REED OFF?>>I WANTED TO MAKE YOU DINNER
TO APOLOGIZE FOR BEING A DICK.>>YOU WERE KIND OF DICK. GOOD NEWS, I WAS FIRED, SO WE
CAN GO BACK TO JUST — BEING NORMAL.>>WELL, YOU CERTAINLY SEEM
COMPLETELY NORMAL.>>STEPHEN: PLEASE WELCOME
SANDRA OH! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( BAND PLAYING ) ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( BAND PLAYING )>>HI!>>Stephen: NICE TO SEE YOU
AGAIN.>>SO GOOD TO SEE YOU.>>Stephen: THANKS FOR BEING
HERE.>>I’M SO HAPPY TO JUST SEE YOU
AGAIN.>>Stephen: WE DON’T KNOW EACH
OTHER VERY WELL. I THINK WE’VE ONLY SEEN EACH
OTHER TWICE, BOTH TIMES BACKSTAGE —
>>AT THE EMMYS.>>Stephen: EXACTLY. YOU’RE SO APPROACHABLE. WE INSTANTLY STARTED LAUGHING
TOGETHER.>>NOT NOW.>>Stephen: NO, YOU’RE A COLD
FISH NOW. ( LAUGHTER )
CONGRATULATIONS ON “KILLING EVE.”>>THANK YOU.>>Stephen: WHAT A FANTASTIC
SHOW. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: I HAVE ONE PROBLEM
WITH “KILLING EVE” IS THAT I REALLY LIKE IT BUT I HAVE TO
SNEAK EPISODES BECAUSE IT SCARES MY WIFE TOO MUCH.>>REALLY?>>Stephen: YEAH. MAYBE IN THE DAYTIME
WATCHING.>>Stephen: I HAVE A JOB. ( LAUGHTER )
SORRY. I’LL WAIT FOR UNEMPLOYMENT. THERE YOU GO. CONGRATULATIONS. YOU JUST ALSO HOSTED “SNL.”>>YES, I DID.>>Stephen: THAT’S A
MILESTONE. FIRST TIME?>>FIRST TIME. I’M STILL ACTUALLY IN THE GLOW
OF IT.>>Stephen: YES. IT JUST HAPPENED LAST
SATURDAY AND, OH, MY GOD IT’S CRAZY.>>Stephen: IS IT FUN? IT’S CRAZY. IT’S SO MUCH FUN, BUT IT’S
REALLY, REALLY TERRIFYING AS WELL.>>Stephen: YEAH. BUT ALL THAT, LIKE THE HIGH
AFTERWARDS, IT’S REALLY, REALLY TRUE. I WAS UP TILL, LIKE, 6:00 IN THE
MORNING, JUST BUZZING.>>Stephen: WAS IT HARDER TO
HOST “SNL” OR THE GOLDEN GLOBE’S IN FEBRUARY.>>IT WAS JANUARY, BEGINNING OF
JANUARY.>>Stephen: JANUARY. I WOULD SAY IT’S HARDER TO
HOST THE GOLDEN GLOBES.>>Stephen: WHY? BECAUSE AT LEAST ON “SNL,” I
HAVE A SET, I’M ACTING WITH ACTORS, I CAN FEEL COMFORTABLE. BUT YOU MUST UNDERSTAND BECAUSE
YOU HOSTED THE EMMYS.>>Stephen: YEAH. IT’S JUST — I FELT —
>>Stephen: TOUGH ROOM. VERY, VERY TOUGH ROOM.>>Stephen: BUT YOU DID A
GREAT JOB.>>OH, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
TERRIFYING. TERRIFYING. I BROKE CRYING I DON’T KNOW HOW
MANY TIMES.>>Stephen: ON STAGE? NO, PROFESSIONAL ON STAGE,
BACKSTAGE CRYING.>>Stephen: WOW. AND THEN THE BEST PART OF THAT
NIGHT MUST HAVE BEEN NOT ONLY WERE YOU HOSTING BUT YOU WON FOR
“KILLING EVE.”>>Stephen: THAT MUST BE AN
ODD FEELING.>>THAT WAS, LIKE, THE LAST
THING ON MY LIST. IT WAS, LIKE, OH, STAND HERE,
WHAT’S HAPPENING, BECAUSE YOU’RE JUST THINKING ABOUT THE NEXT
JOKE OR BIT YOU WANT TO GET. THEY’RE, LIKE, STAND HERE. I’M OKAY, I’LL STAND HERE. THEY’RE, LIKE, YOU WON! AND THENNICS OKAY. YOU FORGET WHAT’S GOING ON, ON
STAGE, TIME GETS WEIRD. THEN ALL I COULD THINK OF
AFTERWARDS IS I’VE GOT TO GET TO THE NEXT JOKE.>>Stephen: BECAUSE YOU HAD TO
HOST AFTER THAT.>>YES, AND I HAD A JOKE WHERE I
HAD TO SAY THE WORD MASTURBATION. I SAID, TAKE THE GOLDEN GLOBE, I
NEED TO HIT THE MASTURBATION JOKE.>>Stephen: WOW. YOU HIT IT. YOU HIT IT HARD, GIRL. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>YEP. I SET YOU UP.>>Stephen: NOT ONLY THAT, YOU
WON, AND YOU MOVED SO MANY PEOPLE WITH YOUR ACCEPTANCE
SPEECH, AND THE THANKS YOU GAVE TO YOUR PARENTS. AND HAVE YOU EVER GONE BACK AND
WATCHED THAT?>>NO, IT’S SO — I REMEMBER THE
FEELING OF IT SO MUCH THAT A LOT OF TIMES I DON’T WATCH MY WORK,
A LOT OF TIMES I DON’T WATCH IT.>>Stephen: YOU SOUND LIKE AN
EASY CRYER. WOULD YOU CRY IF YOU WATCHED
YOURSELF?>>ARE YOU GOING TO TRY TO GET
ME TO CRY NOW?>>Stephen: JIM, PLAY IT. NO! THERE ARE TWO PEOPLE HERE
TONIGHT THAT I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT THEY ARE HERE WITH ME. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MY MOTHER
AND MY FATHER. MA, PA! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>YOU KNOW, I’M — THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. SEE? THIS IS WHAT I LEARNED IN
THEATER SCHOOL. JUST DAB, IT WILL SAY THAT
YOU’RE CRYING. I’M NOT CRYING. I’M NOT CRYING. ( LAUGHTER )
I’M JUST REALLY, REALLY LUCKY, I HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH
MY PARENTS. I KNOW NOT EVERYONE CAN SAY
THAT.>>Stephen: DO THEY WANT YOU
TO BE AN ACTRESS?>>ABSOLUTELY NOT.>>Stephen: REALLY? IT WAS TOUGH. I’M FROM A CLASSIC IMMIGRANT
FAMILY. MY SISTER’S A LAWYER, AND MY
BROTHER IS A DOCTOR IN GENETICS.>>Stephen: SURE. GENETICS. NOTHING GOOD.>>I’M A GENETICIST —
WHATEVER… ( LAUGHTER )
AND, SO, IT WAS — I THINK IT WAS STRANGE AND CONFUSING FOR
THEM TO HAVE A MIDDLE CHILD WHO WAS JUST OBSESSED WITH THEATER
AND IMPROV AND DANCING AND ALL THOSE THINGS. BUT IT’S LIKE MY PARENTS REALLY,
REALLY LOVED ME, AND I’M HAPPY THAT THEY DO BECAUSE —
>>Stephen: WELL, THEY’RE PROUD OF YOU KNOW. THERE YOU GO.>>WHAT’S THAT.>>Stephen: THEY ARE PROUD
#IMMIGRANT PARENTS. JUST TOOK ME 30 YEARS, IT SAYS.>>THAT’S A PHOTOGRAPH OF THEM
POSING IN FRONT OF THE “KILLING EVE” POSTER.>>Stephen: A LITTLE WIDER SO
I CAN SEE. PULL OUT. PULL OUT. PULL OUT. PULL OUT. THERE YOU GO!>>IT’S NOT JUST THEM IN FRONT
OF AN ORANGE JEEP. ( APPLAUSE )
IT WAS IN LOS ANGELES, IT WAS AFTER CHURCH. AND THEY’RE, LIKE, WE WANT TO
SEE THE POSTER. I’M DRIVING AROUND TRYING TO
FIND A POSTER. IT’S TRUE. IT’S LIKE MELROSE AND —
>>Stephen: IT’S A QUALITY BILLBOARD. QUALITY PLACEMENT.>>STAND THERE.>>Stephen: WELL, I MEAN,
PEOPLE MUST, LIKE, SEE YOU AND GO, OH, MY GOD IT’S SANDRA OH,
AND HAVE THIS AMAZING EXPERIENCE BECAUSE PEOPLE LOVE YOUR WORK SO
MUCH. HAVE YOU HAD THAT EXPERIENCE
WHEN YOU SAW SOMEONE AND, LIKE, WHEN YOU MET A HERO OF YOURS AND
JUST –>>OH, ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY! THIS IS THE CRAZY THING, YOU GO
TO “SNL,” RIGHT, AND YOU’RE GOING TO DO SOME PHOTOGRAPHS IN
BETWEEN, LIKE, THE COMMERCIALS. THEY’LL THROW PHOTOGRAPHS UP. SO I PITCHED THEM THIS THING,
WHAT IF I WERE — I WAS TAKING SHOTS OF, LIKE, BEING IN KIND OF
ICONIC KIND OF ASIAN FEMALE CHARACTERS, RIGHT? SO I THREW THEM A BUNCH OF
PICTURES AND ONE OF THEM IS A PICTURE OF YOKO OHNO BECAUSE I
WANTED TO — BECAUSE SHE MEANS SO MUCH TO ME AS AN ARTIST. ANYHOO, ON MY PLANE TRIP THERE
AT LAX, I’M GOING INTO THE LOUNGE AND I SEE AN OLDER LADY
WITH THREE GOOD LOOK GUYS AND I’M, LIKE, WAY TO GO, BLADEY. THEN I SIT DOWN AND I LOOK UP
AND IT’S YOKO OHNO. AND I WAS JUST LIKE — AND I
ASKED HER ASSISTANT, IS IT OKAY IF I CAN SEE HER AND JUST SAY
HELLO? AND THIS IS ALSO THE SAME THING,
I’VE GOT TO TELL YOU, THERE’S A DEEP ASIAN-NESS — IS THAT A
WORD?>>Stephen: ASIANALITY IS WHAT
THEY CALL IT. ( LAUGHTER )
>>WHERE YOUR BODY JUST GOES INTO RESPECT, RIGHT, AND THEN
COMING UP TO HER, I DIDN’T KNOW I COULD BOW SO LOW — I COULD
BOW SO LOW AND SAY HELLO. YOKO WAS SO NICE TO ME. AND I WAS ABLE TO ASK HER JUST
POSING IN THAT PHOTOGRAPH, I’M, LIKE, WOULD THAT BE ALL RIGHT? AND SHE SAID, OKAY. I BURST OUT CRYING. BURST OUT CRYING. BURST OUT CRYING. NOT THAT MUCH SURPRISE. BUT, YES, BURST OUT CRYING. WAIT, WHAT’S GOING ON?>>Stephen: OH, MY GOD! ( LAUGHTER )
I TRIED TO GIVE YOU THE BOX.>>I CAN USE IT, TOO.>>Stephen: IT WAS TAPED TO
THE WALL. ( LAUGHTER )
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. SO GOOD TO SEE YOU. SANDRA OH, SO LOVELY TO SEE YOU. SEASON 2 OF “KILLING EVE” STARTS
SUNDAY ON BBC AMERICA! SANDRA OH, EVERYBODY! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH ZACHARY
LEVI!

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