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  • -My first guest is an Oscar-winning actress

  • who you can see in the musical film

  • "The Prom" streaming now on Netflix.

  • She also stars in the series "The Undoing."

  • Can I get a horn for that one?

  • [ Air horn blows ]

  • Which is available now on HBO Max.

  • Here she is, my favorite, Nicole Kidman!

  • Oh, my gosh. Look at you.

  • Now, come on. -Mwah!

  • -You are the best, buddy. Thank you so much for coming on.

  • I know you're in Australia, and it's morning there now.

  • Thank you for spending the time with me.

  • I appreciate this, and thank you for doing this.

  • -I woke up Keith.

  • I said, "Quick, I got to get up because I got to get dressed.

  • so that I can get on Jimmy."

  • He was like, "What? What?"

  • He's like, "What is going on?" Oh, my gosh!

  • -11:00 a.m. in the morning.

  • It's Saturday morning, yeah.

  • -It is? Oh, happy -- That's right.

  • It's Friday here. You got to give him my best.

  • There's so much I have to talk to you about,

  • and I'm going to gush a little bit.

  • But, anyways, let's start with "The Prom."

  • It's streaming now on Netflix.

  • It's what everyone wants right now.

  • It's a feel-good story. It's -- I never saw the play.

  • I never got the chance to see it.

  • -A musical. Sorry to correct you.

  • -Wow. The musical.

  • No, I was -- You didn't let me finish my sentence. Sorry.

  • I never got to see the play "Hamlet."

  • But let's talk about the musical.

  • [ Both laugh ] Bad cover.

  • I couldn't even think of a play. Gosh. "Hamlet."

  • That was the first play I could think --

  • -Oh, that's a good play. -Yeah, it's a good play.

  • It's pretty decent. Bill Shakespeare. Come on.

  • So, "The Prom" -- I love the idea.

  • Do you want to explain to everyone

  • what it's about, basically?

  • -Well, it's actually based on a true story.

  • It's about a girl who couldn't take her girlfriend

  • to the prom, her prom, in Indiana,

  • and so that was sort of the genesis of it.

  • And then they turned it into a Broadway musical,

  • which is when I went and saw it, which was, you know,

  • people standing on the chairs

  • and singing along and cheering.

  • And Meryl and I both saw it that way,

  • and we were like, "We're in."

  • -Right? It's so fun.

  • And you get Ryan Murphy involved,

  • and you go, "Oh, it's a no-brainer.

  • -Yes.

  • -Also, you were so funny, as well as talented.

  • I know you can dance, you can sing,

  • but it's like you're --

  • -Not really. -Yeah, you can, though.

  • -No. I can fake it.

  • -You and Meryl Streep together again.

  • -Meryl is, like -- No, please.

  • Meryl, on the first day of rehearsal, showed up,

  • and it was like ready to go.

  • She did the number,

  • and I just broke into applause in the rehearsal room.

  • -Really?

  • -And I thought -- Yes. -What did you do --

  • -The woman is insanely talented.

  • And she's like, "Oh, no. No, no. I'm no good. No, no."

  • -Right? -And I went just like...

  • Yeah, and we all had to go,

  • "We'd better get our act together.

  • -I was going to ask you about --

  • Because you were going to come on

  • for "Big Little Lies," and I was going to ask you

  • about the scene that everyone's talking about.

  • You had to slap Meryl Streep's character.

  • And was that nerve-racking?

  • I mean, you had to get right in there.

  • -I didn't want to hurt her gorgeous, delicate face,

  • so, yeah, it was a bit.

  • It was like --

  • -"How do you prepare for that scene?"

  • -Well, we were so into it,

  • both of us anyway, character-wise,

  • so we were kind of circling each other at the time.

  • We were -- You know, she would sit in one corner.

  • I'd sit in another.

  • And Celeste and Mary Louise were --

  • But when I came to do it, we did it a number of times.

  • But I would -- I knocked her glasses off by accident,

  • because I hit her.

  • And -- But I think that's the one they used,

  • if I remember correctly.

  • Her glasses sort of go askew, and -- Yeah.

  • But I never hit her face.

  • I mean, I'm pretty good with that.

  • I've done that enough now.

  • -I would have started laughing.

  • -Laughing? -Yeah.

  • Well, if I fake slap somebody -- First of all,

  • me slapping someone is funny.

  • I would never slap anybody.

  • Do we have any slapping sound effects?

  • [ Slapping ]

  • But I would never -- -No, here we go.

  • Do it, and I'll...

  • [ Slap ]

  • Yeah. See? -Aah! Jimmy!

  • -Ooh, see? Already, I... [ Laughs ]

  • But if your glasses were a little off,

  • that would make me laugh so hard,

  • I would fall on the ground.

  • I would fall on the ground laughing.

  • I really would.

  • I would ruin the whole take, ruin the whole day.

  • It would be a nightmare to work with.

  • -Yeah, hopeless. Hopeless. That would be not good.

  • But I practiced on my mom at home a little bit.

  • Not hitting my mom,

  • but I wanted to see if it looked terrible,

  • you know, the idea of me, 'cause I'm so tall, slapping.

  • And my mom -- my mom was so into it,

  • where I was having a party, and I was like,

  • Come on, Mama, let's see,

  • and we'll do it in front of people

  • and see, you know, which slap

  • looks better and which angle."

  • So she was, like, really -- She was really into it.

  • And I practiced to push, because we were like,

  • "Should we do a push?

  • Is that better?"

  • -You're pushing and slapping your mom.

  • -The slap has, like -- It's fierce.

  • -Oh, my gosh.

  • Your mom was like, "Alright, enough rehearsing.

  • This is good. I think you got the scene."

  • Gosh. -She was good.

  • -Yeah. -She was good. Yeah.

  • Are you over with Melissa McCarthy?

  • Is that who is -- Are you doing that movie?

  • -Yes.

  • -Yeah, 'cause we were talking to her.

  • She said she was having so much fun.

  • -She's darling.

  • She's an absolute darling, that woman, and comic genius.

  • -Different level. Yes, exactly.

  • Speaking of genius, here we go. Good segue into this.

  • "The Undoing."

  • Nicole, I can't even talk to you.

  • I really can't even talk.

  • I have to almost go to commercial

  • because it's so awesome.

  • You were fantastic in this. Unbelievable.

  • And, gosh, just stunning, by the way.

  • You're just gorgeous. I was watching it.

  • I go, "Oh, my gosh.

  • You're such a -- I was like --

  • Just every scene, everything, you were just amazing.

  • I was like, guessing, "Wait. No, you did that.

  • No. Oh, no. You're the one who did it."

  • I go, "Oh, my gosh, her character --"

  • I'm not gonna spoil anything for anyone.

  • Then I go "Hugh Grant did it." -People are still watching.

  • -Then I go, "Nope.

  • Then I go, "Maybe the kid did it."

  • Then I go -- Yeah.

  • -Maybe my father did it, Donald.

  • -Yes. -You never thought Donald?

  • -Or the friend. I thought your friend.

  • Maybe she did it? Don't say anything.

  • -Lily? -Yeah, I did.

  • -No, poor Lily.

  • I was, like -- We were texting, and I felt awful

  • that she was being accused,

  • of all the people that should not be accused.

  • -I accused everyone.

  • -Darling Lily Rabe would be accused over --

  • -I accused every single human in that show.

  • I loved it so much.

  • I couldn't wait for the next episode to come on.

  • You know what I did hear? And I knew it was you.

  • The opening song is beautiful, "Dream a Little Dream."

  • And I go, "That's Nicole. That's Nicole's voice."

  • I swear I picked it out.

  • And then I look at the credits, at the end credits.

  • It is you singing.

  • How'd you decide to do that?

  • -No, it was the director going, "You must sing the credits."

  • And I'm like, "Mm...no. Why?

  • "You must do it."

  • "Can I?" And she said, "You can do it."

  • And I went, "Oh, okay, I'll do it."

  • -It was fantastic. I want to show a clip.

  • Here's Nicole Kidman in "The Undoing."

  • Take a look at this.

  • -I can't put your ambivalence on display.

  • -Ambivalence?

  • I see.

  • I'm just going to tell the truth.

  • -But what is your truth?

  • I'm having a little trouble tracking it.

  • -I don't believe you could have done this.

  • I'll say that. I'm willing to say that.

  • I'll testify to that.

  • -"The Undoing" is on HBO Max now.

  • It is a must-watch. Nicole Kidman crushes in this.

  • When we come back, we're going to play

  • "50 Yes or Nos" with Nicole Kidman.

  • Stick around, everybody.

-My first guest is an Oscar-winning actress

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