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  • my guest tonight is a very talented actress who appeared in such classic movies A swingers, The Hangover and, of course, Boogie Nights.

  • Her latest film, Wander is out now in theaters, video on demand and digital Please welcome our very good friend Heather Graham.

  • Heather, you look amazing.

  • You look fantastic.

  • I dressed up for you.

  • Thank you.

  • E no, seriously, you look absolutely gorgeous on.

  • I've been talking to everybody in during co vid and I have to say you're killing it right now.

  • You do not look like you're suffering through a quarantine or a pandemic.

  • You look amazing.

  • Thank you.

  • I'm definitely trying not to gain weight.

  • I did gain a little weight, but then I think I lost it.

  • I mean, I think my goal is just don't gain weight.

  • Basically.

  • Really?

  • Are you Did you get obsessive about that or you're you know, but my boyfriend started cooking and everything he wants to cook is really fattening, you know, chicken tikka masala and pizza.

  • And so Yeah, but wait.

  • Now wait a minute.

  • I've always been jealous of men that could whip something up in the kitchen.

  • I could never, ever do that.

  • It is cute.

  • It is cute, but yeah.

  • I mean, I think men find a really sexy when women cook too, right?

  • Well, we're just monsters.

  • I don't know that we find it.

  • I mean, my wife cooks, but I don't know that I find it sexy as much as it's just I need to eat a lot all the time.

  • So it's just Yeah, I wish I could say you need a lot of energy, right?

  • No, I'm so tall and like a nuclear reactor, I've gotta burn so much fuel.

  • Uh, you know, I want to ask you something, because you famously in Boogie Nights, which is one of my all time favorite movies as Rollergirl, You're on roller skates the whole time.

  • And then you just brought it back on ticktock.

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah, well, there's all these really cool girls, you know, roller skating During the during the pandemic, I was getting really inspired by them because they look really hot.

  • That looks fun.

  • And I just wanted to get back out there, but it's very hard, you know, when I first learned I needed a coach because it's hard and it's very easy to just fall over and kill yourself.

  • And also, I would think you had to act on roller skates.

  • You had to you had to perform and also your on wheels the entire time, which sounds to me next to impossible.

  • You pulled it off beautifully, but I can't believe you didn't know how to roller skate when you got that role.

  • No, I mean, it was so fun.

  • And then you see these girls now they roller skate backwards and they just make it look so easy.

  • So I tried to do that and it was very hard, you know?

  • And I live in New York and it's it's not that easy to find, just like a quiet street where there's no cars, right?

  • So what you're saying is during quarantine, basically how you're getting around in Manhattan is on roller skates everywhere.

  • Only on roller skates?

  • No, but every time you hit a bump, I actually bike everywhere.

  • That's what I do.

  • I just bike everywhere.

  • But roller skates is like if you go over like a rock or there's like an uneven piece, you're just like, you know, it's so easy to just wipe out basic.

  • Um, let's talk about this boyfriend.

  • I have some gel.

  • I have some jealousies.

  • I want to know who this guy is.

  • You and I have known each other for a long time.

  • I always thought I was the right one for you.

  • But you went another way.

  • You're married, so it would be hard to make that work.

  • I don't know.

  • I'm very flexible in my thinking.

  • I have a very European attitude towards marriage.

  • Now my wife can't stand me.

  • So you know, we'll talk about that later.

  • That's a separate call.

  • A private.

  • Who is this guy?

  • I hear he's from Amsterdam.

  • Why is your boyfriend from Amsterdam?

  • Okay, he's see.

  • I've always kind of thought guys from other countries were kind of cute, right?

  • Because they have an accent or like, Oh, they speak Italian or they speak Spanish, you know?

  • But Dutch is like, not a very sexy language.

  • Like when a guy's Stuchiner, it's like my God, maybe he has something wrong with his throat.

  • It is a It's an ugly language.

  • I'll just say that, you know, here he is.

  • He's cute, you know?

  • He starts talking in Dutch and I'm like, Oh, I'm gonna get all turned on because he's speaking in another language.

  • But then it's just like so you like guys that air from European countries.

  • I mean, I do like a guy with an accent, but I mean, you know, I'm open minded.

  • I could also like an American guy, but yeah, Dutch is not the sexiest language.

  • Did you know that I was born in Norway?

  • Wow.

  • Let's hear you speaking another language yet.

  • Rudy and Fred goods neutral, caught in the fjord.

  • The fruit three.

  • Yeah.

  • I live in Norway until about four years ago.

  • Wow.

  • E came to America four years ago.

  • More or more sexy every minute.

  • I mean, that movie fish called Wanda.

  • She was really turned on by accents to Yeah, No, I just thought you should know, Born and raised in Norway.

  • Don't ask me too much about Norway.

  • Various cities and things.

  • I don't know, but I had a lot of herring growing up and there was a fiord nearby.

  • Remember that?

  • Very well being a Viking, you know?

  • Yeah, Well, I've got that kind of, you know, Viking thing about me.

  • Um, you How are you getting through this pandemic?

  • Because you seem like a very serene, calm person.

  • I've always thought that about you.

  • And I thought that you would be probably very I don't know, uh, even keeled during this crisis.

  • Well, I can't get pretty, you know, nervous sometimes.

  • So.

  • But I do a lot of yoga, and I've been doing this thing called yoga Need ra because I have trouble falling asleep.

  • My boyfriend, he falls asleep really fast.

  • I get really mad and really jealous.

  • And so what can I say?

  • One thing.

  • Why do you keep bringing up the boyfriend?

  • Everything goes back to the boyfriend.

  • We get it.

  • Okay.

  • Well, Conan, this just about you and me right now.

  • Okay?

  • So I have trouble falling asleep, So I do yoga need ra.

  • Maybe you might enjoy it.

  • Uh, this woman talks to in this really soothing voice.

  • Her name is Jennifer Piercy.

  • I'm obsessed with her, and she just goes like your left ear.

  • You're right here.

  • Your left nostril, your right nostril and a vacation mouth.

  • And then I'm like, isn't that Yeah, that made me feel really relaxed.

  • She's, like, feel a sense of vacation mouth, you know?

  • And I'm like because I clench my jaw and I'm, like, really helps you relax your mouth.

  • So they So what she does is Ugo you.

  • You, you you focus on whatever area of your face or your body, And then you get to your mouth and you say vacation mouth.

  • Yeah.

  • Is it working for you?

  • This is my vacation mouth.

  • It looks the same.

  • I know it looks good.

  • Now I'm just looking at wherever I go.

  • You know that old saying wherever you go, There you are.

  • Yeah, well, she said funny things like free your eyes.

  • I'm like, I don't know what that means, but I don't want my eyes to be freed.

  • I want them in the sockets where they belong.

  • I don't want them gangling around her voice just makes you go like like, you know, her voice is amazing.

  • And then she gets the whole body relaxed.

  • Yeah.

  • Oh, and she says she says, Free yourself into the healing darkness.

  • Let your worries go into the healing darkness.

  • Can I say something, Heather?

  • That's what they say to people when they when they're dying and they want them to let go e just want you to remember that you know, they gather around the bed and go.

  • You can go now.

  • Go, go, Leave.

  • What's your boyfriend's name?

  • What's his first name?

  • His name is Dennis.

  • Wait, wait.

  • You just went on.

  • You went on and on and on about how exotic.

  • And he's Dutch.

  • I thought his name was gonna be, like, strewed in Ennis.

  • His name's Larry.

  • What are you talking about?

  • France earned.

  • Her dog is named Dennis.

  • So every time she was talking to her dog, I think about my boyfriend waits.

  • Dennis.

  • Well, that's ridiculous.

  • Is it?

  • Well, no, he's supposed to have this exotic name.

  • Yes.

  • Uh, every time you say his name, you should have to get out some Windex and a wipe.

  • And, um, let's talk about let's talk about this movie wander that you did.

  • You worked with Aaron Eckert in this in this in this movie, and I'm told that he went method.

  • He was doing some very method, like honestly, sometimes when we were talking, I couldn't tell if I was really talking to him or he was in character.

  • Um, like, you know, he had to have, like, dirt on him and some scenes, and usually like a makeup artist will put it on you.

  • But he would just grab dirt off the ground and just, like, smear it all over himself and be, like, really angry.

  • And one day I was driving to work, and I just, you know, I was like, Oh, there's this homeless man sitting outside the set, like on this curb.

  • And it was It was Aaron.

  • Maybe he's had financial setbacks.

  • You ever thought about that?

  • Um, let's show a clip from Wander.

  • And I believe, uh, he is very paranoid.

  • Your meeting in this senior meeting with him in a diner.

  • And, um, he, of course, very paranoid.

  • And, uh, you think that this is all about him being off his meds, not taking care of himself?

  • Yes.

  • And we'll find out.

  • Maybe that's the case, But maybe it isn't.

  • Maybe not.

  • Take a look at this clip.

  • You haven't been going to your appointments.

  • That's because sometimes I can't tell who's the dock and who's not.

  • There's a whack job.

  • You wanna get better.

  • You gotta go to your appointments.

  • I'm just looking out for you.

  • I just grown up.

  • Show about you and Nick, Mr Tall, Dark and FBI.

  • Why Can't you just be happy for me?

  • I'm looking out for you.

  • You're looking out for me.

  • You don't think it's at all coincidental that he just happened to be transferred into town and you go out with you?

  • You're going too far with this conspiracy thing.

  • And you know what I blame Jimmy List.

  • He believes me.

  • You met him in 51 50.

  • He's a crazy person.

  • Gets in your head.

  • He provoked Hey, G Shell the whole back.

  • My only friend.

  • What about me?

  • Can we get the check?

  • And we're back?

  • Love that.

  • Those fast at home, They just saw a clip.

  • But we don't show the clip on Zoom here.

  • Now, this is really phony thing where I say, Let's take a look.

  • And then you and I are just staring at each other, and I say and we're back now.

  • Um, you know, I apologize for that.

  • It's very unprofessional, but I think it's fun.

  • I'm so happy to talk to somebody who's not in my close family group right now.

  • I mean it.

  • Zits fun?

  • Yeah, Probably getting tired of the boyfriend.

  • That's what's happening.

  • A lot of relationships are under strain, right?

  • now Because of quarantine.

  • You know, I've never dated anyone nor region.

  • I think I need to think about that.

  • Okay.

  • Can I just say one thing?

  • I hope it lasts forever with this guy.

  • I really dio.

  • But date another Norwegian for any reason.

  • Or, you know, uh, any guy who's they should have a really exotic name.

  • Okay.

  • Okay.

  • Okay.

  • You know what?

  • They would be acceptable to you, for example.

  • That should be his name.

  • Just call him that.

  • You know, tonight when he's in the kitchen making this fantastic meal that I would never know how to cook.

  • Say, Dowd, you much salt.

  • Okay?

  • You know, awesome name it would.

  • I also want to mention the stand is coming out very soon.

  • And that was shot before all of this craziness.

  • It's about a pandemic.

  • Yeah, and it's about a virus, you know, that kills all these people.

  • And we shot it in October a year ago, about a little more than a year ago.

  • So in a way, by making that movie, maybe you can you blame me for the pandemic?