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  • -We have so many things to talk about.

  • You have a lot of upcoming things.

  • -So many things to get through, I know.

  • -No, I'm excited. I, first of all,

  • just want to talk about "Little Shop of Horrors."

  • -Yes! Yes. -That's one of my favorite --

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Now, what's going -- What's happening with this?

  • This is happening soon, right?

  • -It's happening September 17th, off Broadway,

  • at the Westside Theatre, a tiny little 270-seat theater.

  • -Yeah, that's fantastic.

  • -And today, was our second day of rehearsal.

  • And I was singing with a plant puppet.

  • -I know. -Yeah.

  • -I'm freaking out. -Like, "Feed me."

  • -Yes! -Yeah.

  • -That's one of my favorite jams. I love "Little --"

  • I'm freaking out. -I know, I can't wait.

  • I can't wait. Michael Mayer, who directed "Spring Awakening,"

  • is our director of it. He's amazing.

  • -Wait. That -- I think that's the first time

  • I'd ever seen you, "Spring Awakening."

  • -Yeah. Yeah, exactly. -No way. Isn't that fun?

  • -Yeah. -So, you get to work

  • with him again, too, but -- -It's so exciting.

  • -I don't -- I don't want any spoilers.

  • -You gotta come. Please come.

  • -No, I'm going to. I'm bringing these guys.

  • How many seats? -Everyone gets --

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • I think there might be more people in this audience

  • than there are in the Westside Theatre.

  • -It's all right. Don't worry about it.

  • We'll go twice, and we'll alternate.

  • [ Laughs ] Is there an intermission?

  • -Just accidentally give them free tickets.

  • -Yeah, exactly. Give each other tickets on the way out.

  • [ Laughter ] I can't wait for that.

  • Gosh, you know, Jonathan Groff.

  • I don't know if anyone saw "Hamilton"

  • when he was the king, but that's...

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • You were amazing in that, as well, so just to see you

  • return to the stage, I'll be very excited.

  • And then, the stage and then the screen.

  • The silver screen. -Yes. [ Laughing ]

  • -The Great White Way and the silver screen.

  • -Yeah, exactly, and the silver screen.

  • -The silver screen. You're gonna be in "Frozen 2."

  • -Yes. -And this is --

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • I mean, how fun is life? I mean, right now?

  • I mean, you're just crushing it.

  • That's great. -It's pretty good.

  • -My kids -- I mean, "Frozen," obviously,

  • it's the biggest movie of all time.

  • Every kid in the world knows that movie.

  • -Yeah, yeah, yeah. -Do people --

  • Do they recognize you on the street or stop you,

  • or when you talk? -Okay.

  • So, actually I wanted to talk to you about this,

  • because I make voice memos for little kids.

  • It's hard when you meet a kid to say,

  • "I'm Kristoff in 'Frozen.'"

  • They're like, "You're not blond. You're not a cartoon.

  • I don't know who you're talking about."

  • -Yeah. [ Laughter ]

  • -But then I make these little voice memos on my phone,

  • and I'd love to make a voice memo

  • for Winnie and Franny, if you'd let me.

  • -My daughters? They would love it so much.

  • -Yeah, your daughters. -Yeah, they would freak out.

  • -I talked to Disney. I got the song cleared.

  • -No. So, it's not --

  • The whole thing doesn't have to be bleeped out.

  • So, basically, I just go into my iPhone.

  • This is no "Sexual Healing," but it is a song from "Frozen."

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -All right, so Winnie and Franny --

  • -It'd be weird if I sang "Sexual Healing," too.

  • -Yeah, yeah, yeah, please don't.

  • -Okay. So this is what I do when I do a voicemail.

  • You ready?

  • -We're just gonna be really quiet.

  • Okay.

  • -"Hi, Winnie and Franny. This is Kristoff

  • from the movie 'Frozen,' and I'm here with my friend Sven.

  • Say hi, Sven."

  • "Hi, Winnie and Franny! It's me, Sven!"

  • "And we wanted to sing a song for you.

  • Isn't that right?" "That's right, Kristoff.

  • Let's sing them a song!" Okay, here we go.

  • [ Clears throat ]

  • Reindeers are better than people

  • Sven, don't you think that's true? ♪

  • Yeah, people will beat you and curse you and cheat you

  • Every one of 'em's bad, except you

  • Thanks, buddy

  • But, Winnie and Franny, smell better than reindeers

  • Sven, don't you think I'm right? ♪

  • That's once again true

  • ♪ 'Cause, Winnie and Franny, we love you

  • Now tell Winnie and Franny good night, good night

  • Don't let the frostbite bite

  • "We love you, Winnie and Franny!"

  • -Oh my God! [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Dude, that's amazing!

  • You have to e-mail it to me. -Yeah, I will.

  • -That is -- [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Oh, my gosh.

  • That will be played every single night in my house.

  • "Go to bed!" [ Laughter ]

  • Wow!

  • I should have yelled it at the end -- "Go to sleep!"

  • [ Laughter ]

  • "I read you three books! Now stop it!"

  • -"Go to bed!" [ Laughter ]

  • What's your number? [ Laughter ]

  • -I got to give you my thing afterwards.

  • -Yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • -"Frozen 2" comes out November 22nd.

  • November 22nd. This is the big holiday film.

  • And, no spoilers. You can't say what anything

  • is happening or going on.

  • Is there anything you can give me at all?

  • -Yeah, okay. So, in addition to getting

  • the rights for the song, I also got permission --

  • I was just recording my final session last Friday,

  • and they allowed me to release a line from the movie,

  • sort of like the trailer earlier.

  • This is, like, a world premiere of one of my lines

  • that will be in the movie from "Frozen 2."

  • -This is amazing. -If you want to hear it.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • -Get up! Everyone, stand up!

  • This is amazing! We're very excited about this.

  • Let me make sure I got the microphone right.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -Feels so real. Okay.

  • Ready?

  • -I was born ready. [ Laughter ]

  • -Can I get a little more of a drumroll?

  • Just to really get in the... [ Drumroll ]

  • -"What are you gonna do with that?"

  • There you go. Oh, my God.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • ♪♪

  • -This is insane right now. This is insane.

  • This is -- This is all over Twitter.

  • This is trending. Number one trend on Twitter is

  • "What are you gonna do with that?"

  • [ Laughter ]

  • Wow! -That really is a line.

  • I was like, "Can I say this on 'The Tonight Show'?"

  • and they were like, "Yeah." -No way.

  • There you go. There's a little treat.

  • Thank you for doing that for us. [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Jonathan Groff, we have to talk about "Mindhunter."

  • This is a very cool show.

  • And very cool creator or just the director?

  • David Fincher. -Both, essentially.

  • He's like our -- He's basically God.

  • -David Fincher is unbelievable. -He's the God of "Mindhunter."

  • -He is amazing. -Yeah.

  • -I love that dude. Oh, my gosh.

  • What is it like to work with David Fincher?

  • -He's incredible. Also, he loves you

  • and said to say hello to you. -Really?

  • -Yeah. He adores you.

  • -Can you put that in a voice memo?

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -I'll get him to make a voice memo for you.

  • -Please make one for me. Yeah, please.

  • -"Hey, Jimmy, it's David Fincher."

  • [ Laughter ]

  • "Go to bed." -Yeah, he's like --

  • [ Laughter ]

  • "Or you're gonna end up in a panic room."

  • Like, "This will scare my children."

  • Yeah, okay, yeah. Yeah, don't --

  • In fact, don't have him record anything for my children,

  • please, yeah. -Yeah, okay.

  • -I am the biggest fan, though. But is he --

  • -He would be the wrong person to record something for your kids.

  • -Yeah. He is a genius, though.

  • How does he direct you? How did you guys --

  • Do you guys get along? You must.

  • -We get along really well. Here's the thing.

  • If you show up and are ready to give 125%, it's a dream.

  • It's like he makes everybody work at sort of

  • the top of their abilities.

  • The one tiny problem that I have on set with David

  • that I feel like you also would share in

  • is that I have trouble with laughing.

  • So, I get -- -Wh-a-a-at?!

  • [ Laughter ]

  • Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! What?!

  • Me? Laughing?

  • Oh, my God! Oh, really?

  • -Yeah, 'cause it's so serious, and he doesn't allow me to smile

  • 'cause I smile a lot in person. -No, "Mindhunter."

  • Yeah, it's not a comedy. -Yeah, exactly.

  • -No, yeah. You're hunting.

  • -Obviously. Right, I'm hunting minds.

  • -You're hunting minds, exactly.

  • -You can't smile while you do that.

  • -You can't do that. You have to be serious.

  • Yeah, you're in the thing. Oh, I would totally be fired.

  • I couldn't even audition for David Fincher.

  • He would totally throw me out of the room.

  • -You could, you could. -No, I can't,

  • because I can't keep a straight face.

  • -You're doing it right now.

  • -I know, but give me one of the lines.

  • I'm gearing up. -Okay.

  • [ Giggles ]

  • [ Laughter ] -I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

  • This is why we -- Okay. The line is --

  • -I'm just sitting here. I'm reading the playbill,

  • and, like, you got to come up -- -Okay.

  • -I'm ready to get into mind hunting.

  • -Okay. So the line would be -- -Yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever.

  • [ Exhales sharply ] Yeah, whatever.

  • -"What are you gonna do with that?"

  • [ Light laughter ]

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -I almost did it.

  • I'd be crying.

  • I would cry all of my scenes to try to deliver it like that.

  • -Exactly. -I could never do it.

  • I'm a better fan of watching the show.

  • Tell everyone what it's about.

  • If you haven't seen season one, get ready to binge.

  • -Right. So, if you haven't seen season one,

  • "Mindhunter" is basically the origin story

  • of the Behavioral Science Unit in the FBI.

  • It's about the team that came up with the term "serial killer."

  • This idea of going into jails and interviewing

  • incarcerated mass murderers to glean information

  • to then prevent crimes from happening.

  • So, then, we think of that idea in the first season,

  • and in the second season, we try to make it work on the field.

  • We interview more serial killers.

  • We get involved in the Atlanta child murders,

  • which was a famous case in the early '80s,

  • and continue the sort of psychological exploration

  • of serial killers.

  • -I love shows like this. I want to show everyone a clip.

  • Here's Jonathan Groff in "Mindhunter."

  • Take a look.

  • -He's equating himself with famous killers.

  • Son of Sam, Jack the Ripper, Ted of the West Coast.

  • -That's got to be Bundy. Who's Glatman?