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  • ♪ >> Stephen: HEY, EVERYBODY,

  • WE'RE BACK WITH MERYL STREEP.

  • HAVE YOU READ THE PRESIDENT'S NEW BOOK?

  • >> I HAVE NOT.

  • NOT YET.

  • I WOULD LOVE TO.

  • >> Stephen: IT'S VERY GOOD, ACTUALLY.

  • THE GUY KNOWS HOW TO WRITE.

  • >> YEAH.

  • >> Stephen: AND I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO READ IT IN THE

  • LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS BECAUSE I INTERVIEWED HIM FOR THE SHOW,

  • AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE YOU AWARE OF SOMETHING THAT

  • HAPPENS -- YOU'RE IN THIS.

  • YOU'RE ON PAGE 541.

  • I'M NOT IN THIS BOOK, AND I DID A LOT WITH THE PRESIDENT.

  • I'M NOT IN THE DANIEL BOOK, BUT YOU'RE IN THE BOOK.

  • >> WOW.

  • >> Stephen: ON PAGE 542 HE'S TALKING ABOUT SORT OF ARTISTS

  • AND ENTERTAINERS AND THE CULTURAL HUB THAT THEY WANTED

  • THE WHITE HOUSE TO BE AND ONE OF THE THING HE MENTIONED IS MERYL

  • STREEP LEANING OVER TO SOFTLY RECITE IN MANDARIN THE LYRICS TO

  • A SONG ABOUT CLOUDS THAT SHE HAD LEARNED FOR A PART YEARS AGO.

  • DO YOU REMEMBER THAT MOMENT?

  • >> I -- I DO REMEMBER THAT MOMENT, YES.

  • HE GOT THE STORY A LITTLE BIT WRONG.

  • HE'S A VERY GOOD WRITER BUT HIS MEMORY IS --

  • >> Stephen: LET'S FACT CHECK THE PRESIDENT HERE.

  • WHAT WAS THE REALITY?

  • IT WASN'T FOR A PART?

  • WASN'T MANDARIN?

  • >> YEAH, IT WAS A POEM -- I HAD JUST GOTTEN BACK, ACTUALLY, FROM

  • THIS TRIP TO BEIJING WITH A CULTURAL -- IT WAS A CULTURAL

  • KIND OF EXCHANGE THING AND I WENT WITH YO-YO MAN, A BUNCH OF

  • PERFORMERS AND WE WERE TO BE IN THE BIG NEST STADIUM WITH 7,000

  • PEOPLE, AND WE WERE GOING TO GO A CONCERT, AND YO-YO AND I WERE

  • GOING TO DO A VERY FAMOUS, LIKE, FOURTH CENTURY CHINESE POEM THAT

  • EVERYONE KNOWS, AND I WAS GOING TO DO IT FIRST IN ENGLISH AND

  • THEN IN CHINESE.

  • AND AT THE LAST MOMENT, WE HEARD THAT THE CULTURAL MINISTER WAS

  • COMING, WHO WAS AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT PERSON, AND THEY THREW

  • US ALL AGAINST THE WALLS AND SPRITZED US, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE

  • THIS WAS SUCH AN IMPORTANT PERSON WITH HER 40-PERSON

  • ENTOURAGE AND SHE TOOK THE FIRST TIER AND SAT LIKE THIS, AND WE

  • WERE ALL TERRIFIED.

  • AND I HAD LEARNED THE POEM IN MANDARIN, AND I HAD LEARNED IT,

  • OBVIOUSLY, IN ENGLISH, AND YO-YO WOULD WEAVE IN HIS MUSIC IN

  • BETWEEN, WE HAD PRACTICED THIS.

  • BUT IN CHINESE, THE SAME WORD CAN BE TRANSLATED AS A

  • COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THING.

  • FAMOUSLY, THERE'S A STORY THAT -- AND I'M PROBABLY GOING

  • TO GET IT WRONG -- BUT MA MEANS MOMMA, MA.

  • BUT MA MEANS FO HORSE AND MA MEA HOOKER

  • ( DIFFERENT PRONUNCIATIONS ) >> Stephen: YOU WANT TO GET

  • THE THREE RIGHT BEFORE YOU SADDLE UP.

  • >> BEFORE YOU SADDLE UP.

  • AND, SO, I THOUGHT, OH, MY GOD AM I GOING TO BE SAYING, YOU

  • KNOW, YOUR MOTHER EATS ROCKS POOLSIDE, YOU KNOW, OR

  • SOMETHING, INSTEAD OF WHAT THE POEM WAS, AND I SO WAS TERRIFIED

  • THAT I CHICKENED OUT, AND I SAID THE POEM IN ENGLISH, AND YO-YO

  • PLAYED THE MUSIC, AND THEN I MEANT TO START UP INTO MAN TRINE

  • AND I JUST -- MANDARIN AND I JUST LOOKED AT HIM AND SMILED,

  • AND HE WENT CROSS-EYED AND KIND OF FINISHED UP, AND THEN WE BOTH

  • BOWED.

  • IT WAS REALLY, BECAUSE OF HIS ART INDUSTRY, IT WAS A --

  • ARTSRY, IT WAS A WONDERFUL MOMENT.

  • PEOPLE LOVED IT.

  • BUT I STILL REMEMBER THE POEM.

  • >> Stephen: DO YOU STILL REMEMBER IT?

  • CAN YOU GIVE US A LITTLE TASTE.

  • >> NOW?

  • >> Stephen: IS IT POSSIBLE?

  • I DON'T WANT TO PUT YOU ON THE SPOT OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT I

  • DO.

  • >> YES.

  • OKAY.

  • IT'S ACTUALLY -- IT'S ACTUALLY KIND OF A GREAT POEM FOR THE

  • QUARANTINE BECAUSE IT'S -- IT'S, ON THE MISTY MOUNTAIN, ALONE ON

  • A MISTY MOUNTAIN I COME TO A CLEARING.

  • SUNLIGHT ON GREEN MOSS.

  • I AM NOT ALONE.

  • SO THAT'S THE POEM.

  • AND IT'S -- ( REPEATING POEM IN MAN MANDARIN

  • AND IT'S -- ( REPEATING POEM IN MAN MANDARIN

  • THAT'S IT.

  • >> Stephen: THANK YOU.

  • EWE RARELY GET MANDARIN POETRY IN LATE NIGHT THESE DAYS.

  • >> YES, BUT, SINCE ONE IN FIVE PEOPLE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH

  • IS CHINESE, THEY WILL KNOW NOW THAT I HAVE JUST SAID SOMETHING

  • HORRIBLE, PROBABLY.

  • >> Stephen: BUT MY RATINGS ARE GOING TO BE HUGE IN BEIJING!

  • >> INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT (LAUGHING).

  • >> Stephen: MERYL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE.

  • THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

  • >> Stephen: "LET THEM ALL TALK" PREMIERES THURSDAY ON HBO

  • MAX AND "THE PROM" IS IN SELECT

  • THEATERS AND AVAILABLE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX THIS FRIDAY.

  • MERYL STREEP, EVERYBODY!

  • WHEN WE COME BACK, I'LL "SPILL DANGER WITH A PERFORMANCE BY

  • CHRIS STAPLETON.

♪ ♪

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