James Spader Is Fine With His Eccentricity


>>Stephen: WELCOME BACK,
EVERYBODY. WELCOME BACK. MY FIRST GUEST TONIGHT IS AN
EMMY-AWARD-WINNING STAR OF STAGE, TELEVISION, AND FILM. HE NOW STARS IN “THE BLACKLIST”.>>NOW, GIVEN THE PUBLICITY
SURROUNDING THE ASSISTANCE I REPRESENTEDDERRED TO SPECIALAGE
ELIZABETH KEENE DURING HER RECENT STINT AS A FUGITIVE, I
UNDERSTAND WHERE ONE SUSPICION MAY COME FROM, BUT IT IS
UNFOUNDED. AND BEFORE THIS DINNER IS OVER,
I WILL NOT ONLY PROVE THAT I HAVE NOT BETRAYED US. I WILL IDENTIFY THE PERSON WHO
HAS.>>SAVE YOUR BREATH. YOUR GRAVE’S ALREADY BEEN DUG.>>I’M SORRY BUT “BEEN DUG.” IS THAT CORRECT? THAT DOESN’T SOUND CORRECT.>>I THINK IT IS DIG.>>I SUPPOSE THEY’RE BOTH
GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT. SOUNDS FUNNY EITHER WAY. I’M SORRY, YOU WERE SAYING.>>Stephen: PLEASE WELCOME JAMES
SPADER. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: THAT’S VERY NICE. DO YOU– DO YOU AND JONUE GUYS
KNOW EACH OTHER?>>NO, NOT AT ALL. NOT AT ALL. YOU ARE GREAT, GREAT.>>Stephen: AREN’T THEY
AMAZING? INCREDIBLE BAND.>>Stephen: THANK YOU. .>>Stephen: THAT WAS A VERY
FRIENDLY THING TO DO. I DON’T THINK ANY OF MY GUESTS
HAVE– HAS ANYONE ELSE HUGGED YOU, JON?>>OPRAH.>>Stephen: OPRAH. YOU REMIND ME A LOT OF OPRAH.>>PROBABLY A BETTER HUG THAN
MINE. BUT ANYWAY, YOU’RE GREAT.>>Stephen: ONE OF THE REASONS
I’M EXCITED TO HAVE YOU ON THE SHOW IS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN
CALLED THE STRANGEST MAN ON TELEVISION. ( LAUGHTER )
DO YOU LIKE THAT?>>I’LL TAKE THAT.>>Stephen: DO YOU LIKE THAT
MONIKER?>>YEAH, I’M TAKE THAT.>>Stephen: WHAT DO YOU THINK
IT’S FROM? IS IT THE PARTS YOU GET OR THE
WAY YOU DO THEM?>>I THINK THAT THERE’S– I
THINK THERE’S A SEARCH ENGINE IN ME FOR THAT. I THINK THAT’S WHAT I —
>>YOU’VE GOT A FILTER PROCESS THAT ONLY THE WEIRD GETS
THROUGH? ( LAUGHTER )
I– I THINK THAT’S– WELL, I’VE BEEN WITH THE SAME AGENT FOR
DECADES AND DECADES AND DECADES, SO I THINK AT THIS POINT NOW,
I’M SENT THOSE THINGS. ( LAUGHTER )
BUT –>>NO ONE SENT YOU A PERFECTLY
NORMAL SUBURBAN DAD AND REALLY NICE GUY?>>THERE WAS A FILM I DID YEARS
AGO CALLED “SECRETARY” THAT WAS A VERY SORT OF. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: YOU WERE NOT THAT NORMAL IN “SECRETARY.” I SAW THAT. I’M NOT POPPING THAT IN WITH MY
14-YEAR-OLD.>>OKAY. YOU’D BE SURPRISED AT THE PEOPLE
WHO HAVE COME UP WHO SAY THEY LOVED THAT FILM.>>Stephen: REALLY? NO, I LOVED THAT FILM. I’M NOT SURPRISE THEY HAD LOVED
IT–>>I JUST MEAN VERY, VERY STAID,
AND– WHICH I GUESS IS APPROPRIATE CONSIDERING THAT
CONTENT.>>Stephen: EXACTLY. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT GOES ON
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.>>YOU NEVER KNOW. THANK GOODNESS.>>Stephen: EXACTLY. NONE OF OUR BUSINESS. NONE OF OUR BUSINESS.>>IT’S NICE TO HEAR ABOUT IT
EVERY SO OFTEN. s LOVE THAT.>>Stephen: THAT’S WHAT JAMES
SPADER PARTS ARE FOR.>>YES, YES. I THINK THERE’S BEEN EYE LOOK
FOR THAT IN MY LIFE, IN MY PERSONAL LIFE. I’M ALWAYS DRAWN TO THE
ECCENTRIC AND–>>Stephen: YOU DO ECCENTRIC
THINGS, LIKE– OR YOU JUST LIKE TO BE AROUND ECCENTRIC PEOPLE?>>YEAH, I LIKE THAT A LOT. AND I LIKE– I’M DEFINITELY ONE
OF THOSE PEOPLE ON THE STREET WHEN THERE’S SOMETHING STRANGE
AND MAYBE EVEN DISTURBING GOING ON IN THE STREET, I TEND TO BE
DRAWN TO IT. ( LAUGHTER )
AND –>>SO, JON, IT’S NOT THAT MUCH
OF A COMPLIMENT THAT HE CAME OVER TO YOU. ( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE )>>I THINK JON AND I ARE DOING
JUST FINE.>>Stephen: REALLY? OKAY, ALL RIGHT.>>I THINK JON AND I ARE DOING
JUST FINE.>>Stephen: OKAY, GOOD.>>I THINK WE’RE GOING TO DO
JUST FINE.>>Stephen: DO YOU EVER GET,
LIKE–>>GETTING BACK TO THAT, I THINK
I’VE LOOKED FOR THAT WITH MY FRIENDS, MY–
( LAUGHTER ) MY FAMILY. WE’RE VERY ECCENTRIC. AND THE ONES THAT ARE STILL
ALIVE, STILL ARE QUITE ECCENTRIC. ( LAUGHTER )
AND I THINK THAT ULTIMATELY, I PROBABLY– I ACTUALLY HAD NEVER
REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT IT UNTIL JUST NOW, BUT I THINK PROBABLY I
HAVE LOOKED FOR THOSE CHARACTERS TO HAVE AS MY FRIENDS AS WELL,
AND THE WORK THAT I DO. AND I CAN’T HELP MYSELF IN THE
THINGS THAT I PLAY ALLOWING MY PECULARRITIES TO BE– THE
PECULIARITIES OF THE CHARACTER TO BE THE THING THAT IS MOST
COMPILGAND INTERESTING TO ME. THE CHARACTER I PLAY IN THAT
SHOW IS A VERY PECULIAR GUY.>>Stephen: EXACTLY. FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW,
HE IS AN INFORMANT. HE IS A–
>>HE’S A CRIMINAL, REALLY.>>Stephen: HE’S A CRIMINAL
WHO HAS TURNED INFORMANT FOR THE F.B.I.>>YES, YES. IT’S FUNNY, THOUGH, HE —
>>FUNNY HA-HA? OR… ( LAUGHTER )
FUNNY ODD.>>IT IS SOMETIMES FUNNY HA-HA.>>Stephen: THAT SCENE WAS
FUNNY BUT ALSO THREATENING AT THE SAME TIME.>>YES.>>Stephen: THAT’S JAMES
SPADER– THREATENING AND FUNNY AT THE SAME TIME. ( LAUGHTER ).>>I HOPE SO. I HOPE SO.>>Stephen: SO YOU LIKE
DISCOMFORT AND–>>I’M PERFECTLY COMFORTABLE
WITH THAT. I’M COMFORTABLE WITH DISCOMFORT.>>Stephen: YOU’RE COMFORTABLE
WITH DISCOMFORT AND AWKWARDNESS.>>AND I THINK THAT’S SOMETHING
THAT’S VERY IMPORTANT ABOUT THAT CHARACTER, FOR INSTANCE. IT WAS SOMETHING THEY SAW
IMMEDIATELY WHEN I READ THE PILOT IS THAT PUT IN THE MOIST
CHAOTIC AND EXTREME SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES, HE’S QUITE
COMFORTABLE IN THAT. AND I THINK THAT PART OF IT IS A
LACK OF FEAR, WHICH I WISH WE HAD MORE OF IN OUR SOCIETY TODAY
IS A FEARLESSNESS IN THAT– ( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: WHERE DO YOU THINK THAT FEAR COME FROM? WHERE DO YOU THINK THAT FEAR
COMES FROM?>>INSECURITY, I THINK, TO A
GREAT DEGREE. AND ALSO INSECURITY IS PROVOKED
BY PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA AND SPOKESPEOPLE FOR POLITICIANS AND
SO ON AND SO FORTH, DEPENDING ON HOW IT CAN SERVE THEM EXPWHRT.>>Stephen: THE FEAR CAN BE
COMODDIFIED. THERE IS A WAY TO MAKE MONEY
OFF–>>WITHOUT A DOUBT. FEAR IS A CURRENCY. IT ALSO COMES FROM THE FACT THAT
WE HEAR ABOUT THINGS THAT SAY WHEN I WAS A CHILD, YOU WOULDN’T
NECESSARILY HEAR ABOUT BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF ACCESS THAT
THERE IS WITH– FIRST IT STARTED WITH TELEVISION, AND THEN IT’S
ONLY BLOSSOMED WITH THE INTERNET, IF THERE WAS AN
ARGUMENT BETWEEN TWO NEIGHBORS SOMEWHERE DECADES AND DECADES
AGO, IT WAS BETWEEN THE TWO NEIGHBOR. AND THOSE TWO NEIGHBORS CAN BE
COUNTRIES WITH ONE ANOTHER OR COMMUNITIES WITH ONE ANOTHER. IF THERE WAS AN ARGUMENT OR A
DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM, IT WAS BETWEEN THE TWO OF
THEM, WITH THE ADVENT OF TELEVISION, SUDDENLY, THIRD
PARTIES WERE BROUGHT INTO THE MIX TO TRY AND INFLUENCE AN
OUTCOME.>>Stephen: NOW YOU TWEET YOUR
ARGUMENT.>>YEAH, AND NOW IT’S– NOW WITH
THE INTERNET, IT’S EXPLODED.>>Stephen: YOU INSTAGRAM HOW
THEY RAKED THEIR LEAVES ON TO YOUR PROPERTY.>>YES.>>Stephen: DO YOU DO ANY OF
THAT, DO YOU SHARE YOURSELF INTIMATELY ON THE INTERNET,
ANYTHING LIKE THAT?>>NO.>>Stephen: I BET YOU’D GET A
LOT OF FOLLOWERS IF YOU DID, JAMES SPADER. WOULDN’T YOU FOLLOW HIM? ( APPLAUSE )
I RIGHT NOW, I RIGHT NOW AM THE DEVIL ON YOUR SHOULDER.>>RIGHT.>>Stephen: TELLING YOU TO
JOIN THE GREAT SHARING ECONOMY.>>I THINK THE DEVIL PROBABLY
HAS MUCH MORE INTERESTING THINGS TO TRY AND MOTIVATE ONE TO DO.>>Stephen: REALLY.>>THAN TWEETING.>>Stephen: I DOUBT A MORE
INTERESTING TARGET THAN JAMES SPADER.>>MAYBE.>>Stephen: YOU’D BE QUITE A
CATCH FOR OUR INFERNAL FATHER>>WHERE THE TIME COMES FROM
–>>I DON’T HAVE TIME. I DON’T KNOW HOW PEOPLE HAVE
TIME FOR ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND AFFAIRS. THERE IS NO TIME FOR THAT. NOT IF YOU HAVE A FULL-TIME JOB.>>ONE HAS TO MAKE TIME FOR
CERTAIN THINGS.( APPLAUSE ).>>Stephen: FAIR ENOUGH. SOUND ADVICE, SOUND VASE, JAMES
SPADER. “THE BLACKED LIST IS ON THURSDAY
9:00 P.M. ON NBC AND STREAMING ON NETFLIX. JAMES SPADER, EVERYBODY, WE’LL
BE RIGHT BACK.

100 thoughts on “James Spader Is Fine With His Eccentricity

  1. Spader's Been KILLER since Boston Legal., He was Great as Ultron. His Intellectually Dry yet Highly Effective way of Disposing his Enemies so Calculative, There is NO Blacklist without James Spader. Period. His WITTICISMS , are Timed Excellently, Spader is the MASTER OF SARDONIC . I enjoy Listening to him speak.

  2. I never knew James Spader when he was younger. I met him watching "The Blacklist." I amost died when I saw a picture of a young James Spader. He ws BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! and of course he is a good actor. I don"t think he acts eccentric, does anyone here think he is?

  3. What a rude person this Colbert is….constantly interrupting his guest.
    Might be news to him but Spader is a far more interesting person than Colbert will ever be….

  4. Colbert, shut up please. Let Mr. Spader exercise his brilliant mind and share with us his pearls of wisdom. We can hear Colbert speak every night, but a chance to absorb the nuggets of genius from James Spader is rare.

  5. Black List is a pretty bad show with lots of bad actors and terrible charakters. James Spader alone was the reason I kept up three seasons. A brilliant actor.

  6. The most underrated series to ever created
    In my opinion game of thrones got nothing on the blacklist

  7. watching The Blacklist I realised there is no one else in the movie industry who could actually play this more convincingly . James Spader is RED Reddington. as Harold said it, : the man who we hate to love.
    and he does enjoy life without rush or shame, I guess this makes him so outstanding.
    the boxless man, the one who can think out of the box..the way he acts shows it.

    Kudos mr. Red.

  8. James Spader is the actor we love but humanity doesnโ€™t deserve. He is too good for this world. ๐Ÿ˜ข

  9. The only thing that would scare me if he starts saying a wierd story in between the interview with a hat nearby.

  10. I don't actually know how much I love James Spader until I realize that if I met Brad Pit or Johnny Depp, or some other popular actor I would be nervous but still be able to remain calm and still have some dignity, but if I met Spader, I would still probably want to take another shower after already taking two showers just from anticipation, and trying to work up the nerve to even be in the same building as him.

  11. I love the way he speaks but his English is quite deep it i get lost in the dark an come out to light when all is over

  12. I'm totally fascinated by James now that I'm watching Blacklist on SKY boxset. I am so WOWED out by his character Reddington. He puts such a charismatic spin on the role. That's the art of brilliant acting to exude a persona so that lines aren't just read. He maxes out every scene. Watch Blacklist if you haven't seen it yet. It's brilliant.

  13. When you cite your role in secretary as an example of being not weird…. lmfao. God I love spader, Boston legal is one of the most underrated shows

  14. Let the man speak you Big Interrupter…. if I were in the audience Iโ€™d scream at him….and this is why I love Graham Norton… he is so great in the way he allows his guests to run the show…. SMH!!!!

  15. an intelligent man being interviewed by an idiot looking for laughs, i would love to have a conversation with James Spader, what an interesting man!!!

  16. As they say. If you have money, you are extrinsic. If you are poor, you are the town weirdo. Either result makes a more interesting person than Joe average.

  17. He was Red even when he was in Office lol…he always had the presence of someone who can kill you and no one would find out

  18. The silent assassin..Ice cold. James is such an amazing actor. Here in the UK the episode has aired in Blacklist where he is about to be put to death…Welling up at mine……Amazing work James..

  19. I think Spader is one of the best and the way he maneuvered through this appearance with Colbert as host puts his ability on display as Colbert is annoying and tries to steal the moment. With someone like Spader, just let him talk. More of Spader, less of Colbert..as Johnny and Leno well knew.

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