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  • [ APPLAUSE ]

  • [ APPLAUSE ] >>> WELCOME BACK.

  • >>> WELCOME BACK. OUR NEXT GUEST, JAMEELA JAMIL IS

  • OUR NEXT GUEST, JAMEELA JAMIL IS KNOWN FOR PLAYING THE

  • KNOWN FOR PLAYING THE SELF-OBSESSED AND SUPERFICIAL

  • SELF-OBSESSED AND SUPERFICIAL TAHANI.

  • TAHANI. >> IN THE SHOW, TAHANI MAY BE A

  • >> IN THE SHOW, TAHANI MAY BE A PHIL

  • PHIL PHILANTHROPIST, BUT IS A

  • PHILANTHROPIST, BUT IS A NAME-DROPPER.

  • NAME-DROPPER. >> A TRAIN, A CONDUCTOR, AT A

  • >> A TRAIN, A CONDUCTOR, AT A SAFE DESTINATION.

  • SAFE DESTINATION. I'M GOING TO TELL YOU SAME THING

  • I'M GOING TO TELL YOU SAME THING I TOLD PIPPA MIDDLETON BEFORE WE

  • I TOLD PIPPA MIDDLETON BEFORE WE WENT PARAGLIDING IN GIBRALTAR.

  • WENT PARAGLIDING IN GIBRALTAR. >> THIS NEIGHBORHOOD YOU BUILT

  • >> THIS NEIGHBORHOOD YOU BUILT IS A MASTERPIECE.

  • IS A MASTERPIECE. THE LIKES OF WHICH I'VE NEVER

  • THE LIKES OF WHICH I'VE NEVER SEEN AND I'VE BEEN TO JOHNNY

  • SEEN AND I'VE BEEN TO JOHNNY DEPP'S PRIVATE BIRD SANCTUARY.

  • DEPP'S PRIVATE BIRD SANCTUARY. >> JAMEELA, WELCOME.

  • >> JAMEELA, WELCOME. I ADORE THIS SHOW, "THE GOOD

  • I ADORE THIS SHOW, "THE GOOD PLACE."

  • PLACE." FOR FOLKS WHO HAVE NOT SEEN IT

  • FOR FOLKS WHO HAVE NOT SEEN IT YET, PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T GOTTEN

  • YET, PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T GOTTEN ON THE TRAIN, HOW DO YOU

  • ON THE TRAIN, HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE IT?

  • DESCRIBE IT? >> THIS IS A WONDERFUL COMEDY

  • >> THIS IS A WONDERFUL COMEDY ABOUT MORAL PHILOSOPHY AND TED

  • ABOUT MORAL PHILOSOPHY AND TED DANSON IS IN IT.

  • DANSON IS IN IT. KRISTEN BELL'S CHARACTER WAKES

  • KRISTEN BELL'S CHARACTER WAKES UP IN THE AFTERLIFE.

  • UP IN THE AFTERLIFE. SHE THINKS, I AM IN HENN.AVEN.

  • SHE THINKS, I AM IN HENN.AVEN. THERE WAS A CLAIREERICAL ERROR.

  • THERE WAS A CLAIREERICAL ERROR. SHE IS WRONGLY IN HEAVEN.

  • SHE IS WRONGLY IN HEAVEN. IT'S A COMEDY ABOUT HER LEARNING

  • IT'S A COMEDY ABOUT HER LEARNING TO BECOME GOOD TO BE GOOD ENOUGH

  • TO BECOME GOOD TO BE GOOD ENOUGH TO FIT IN WITH THE RESIDENTS IN

  • TO FIT IN WITH THE RESIDENTS IN THIS HEAVENLY NEIGHBORHOOD.

  • THIS HEAVENLY NEIGHBORHOOD. >> THAT HAS A LOT OF TWISTS AND

  • >> THAT HAS A LOT OF TWISTS AND TURNS.

  • TURNS. >> SO MANY TWISTS AND TURNS.

  • >> SO MANY TWISTS AND TURNS. AND THE SHOW IS PICKING UP.

  • AND THE SHOW IS PICKING UP. A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WAS

  • A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WAS TOO HIGH-BROW FOR NETWORK.

  • TOO HIGH-BROW FOR NETWORK. NOW, WE HAVE TWO GOLDEN GLOBE

  • NOW, WE HAVE TWO GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS AND THREE CRITICS

  • NOMINATIONS AND THREE CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS.

  • CHOICE AWARDS. IT SHOWS THAT IT RESONATES WITH

  • IT SHOWS THAT IT RESONATES WITH THEM.

  • THEM. >> YOUR OWN STORY IS A GREAT ONE

  • >> YOUR OWN STORY IS A GREAT ONE FOR DREAMERS OUT THERE.

  • FOR DREAMERS OUT THERE. THE FIRST TIME YOU ACTED WAS IN

  • THE FIRST TIME YOU ACTED WAS IN THE ADOGS FORUDITION FOR THE SHO

  • THE ADOGS FORUDITION FOR THE SHO THEY WERE LIKE, DO YOU HAVE

  • THEY WERE LIKE, DO YOU HAVE ACTING EXPERIENCE?

  • ACTING EXPERIENCE? UH-HUH.

  • UH-HUH. I'VE BEEN THEATER IN ENGLAND.

  • I'VE BEEN THEATER IN ENGLAND. TECHNICALLY I WAS IN A SCHOOL

  • TECHNICALLY I WAS IN A SCHOOL PLAY.

  • PLAY. I WAS ON THE STAGE, A STAGE, IN

  • I WAS ON THE STAGE, A STAGE, IN ENGLAND.

  • ENGLAND. THAT WAS A BIG LIE.

  • THAT WAS A BIG LIE. BUT IT WAS DIFFICULT TO GOOGLE.

  • BUT IT WAS DIFFICULT TO GOOGLE. I THOUGHT I WOULD GO WITH IT.

  • I THOUGHT I WOULD GO WITH IT. SOON, MY SHOW LEARNED I HAD NOT

  • SOON, MY SHOW LEARNED I HAD NOT DONE ANY ACTING.

  • DONE ANY ACTING. BUT HE GAVE ME THE JOB.

  • BUT HE GAVE ME THE JOB. >> WAS IT A BUCKET LIST THING TO

  • >> WAS IT A BUCKET LIST THING TO COME TO L.A. AND START THIS NEW

  • COME TO L.A. AND START THIS NEW LANE?

  • LANE? >> I THINK I WANTED TO LIVE IN

  • >> I THINK I WANTED TO LIVE IN AMERICA.

  • AMERICA. I USED TO WATCH AMERICAN TV,

  • I USED TO WATCH AMERICAN TV, GROWING UP AS A CHILD.

  • GROWING UP AS A CHILD. LIFE PASSES YOU BY AND YOU

  • LIFE PASSES YOU BY AND YOU BECOME AFRAID OF LEAVING

  • BECOME AFRAID OF LEAVING OPPORTUNITIES, LEAVING JOBS.

  • OPPORTUNITIES, LEAVING JOBS. YOU BECOME -- YOU HAVE

  • YOU BECOME -- YOU HAVE FEARMONGERING.

  • FEARMONGERING. ESPECIALLY A WOMAN, A WOMAN OF

  • ESPECIALLY A WOMAN, A WOMAN OF COLOR.

  • COLOR. YOU FEEL FEARMONGERED BY

  • YOU FEEL FEARMONGERED BY SOCIETY.

  • SOCIETY. IT TOOK A LUMP THAT A DOCTOR

  • IT TOOK A LUMP THAT A DOCTOR FOUND IN MY BREAST TO GIVE ME

  • FOUND IN MY BREAST TO GIVE ME THE KICK ON THE BUM TO GO

  • THE KICK ON THE BUM TO GO FORWARD AND LIVE MY DREAM.

  • FORWARD AND LIVE MY DREAM. I HAD A WEEK WHERE I DIDN'T KNOW

  • I HAD A WEEK WHERE I DIDN'T KNOW THE BIOPSY RESULTS.

  • THE BIOPSY RESULTS. I MADE A LIST OF EVERYTHING THAT

  • I MADE A LIST OF EVERYTHING THAT I WOULD DO WHEN I HAD THE

  • I WOULD DO WHEN I HAD THE ALL-CLEAR.

  • ALL-CLEAR. I BOOKED A ONE-WAY TICKET TO

  • I BOOKED A ONE-WAY TICKET TO AMERICA.

  • AMERICA. I LEFT MY JOB AND I ENDED MY

  • I LEFT MY JOB AND I ENDED MY LOVELY RELATIONSHIP AND SAID

  • LOVELY RELATIONSHIP AND SAID GOOD-BYE TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS

  • GOOD-BYE TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS AND JUST MOVED.

  • AND JUST MOVED. >> WOW.

  • >> WOW. LOOK AT YOU NOW.

  • LOOK AT YOU NOW. >> HERE AM, YEAH.

  • >> HERE AM, YEAH. WITH MY FACE ALL OVER.

  • WITH MY FACE ALL OVER. >> YOU HAVE TAKEN A STAND ABOUT

  • >> YOU HAVE TAKEN A STAND ABOUT BODY-SHAMING.

  • BODY-SHAMING. LAST MONTH, YOU URGED PEOPLE TO

  • LAST MONTH, YOU URGED PEOPLE TO UNFOLLOW CELEBRITIES THAT ARE

  • UNFOLLOW CELEBRITIES THAT ARE SUPPORTING A CERTAIN DRINK.

  • SUPPORTING A CERTAIN DRINK. WHAT'S THAT ABOUT?

  • WHAT'S THAT ABOUT? >> THERE'S DETOX TEAS THAT ARE

  • >> THERE'S DETOX TEAS THAT ARE BEING FLOCKED BY CELEBRITIES

  • BEING FLOCKED BY CELEBRITIES THAT HAVE NO INTEGRITY.

  • THAT HAVE NO INTEGRITY. THESE DRINKS ARE LAXATIVES.

  • THESE DRINKS ARE LAXATIVES. THEY WILL MAKE YOU GO TO THE

  • THEY WILL MAKE YOU GO TO THE TOILET.

  • TOILET. THAT WILL GIVE YOU A FLAT

  • THAT WILL GIVE YOU A FLAT STOMACH FOR A DAY.

  • STOMACH FOR A DAY. AND THE NEXT DAY, YOU HAVE BOWEL

  • AND THE NEXT DAY, YOU HAVE BOWEL COMPLICATIONS.

  • COMPLICATIONS. UNFOLLOW THOSE PEOPLE.

  • UNFOLLOW THOSE PEOPLE. PEOPLE THAT SELL YOU RHETORIC

  • PEOPLE THAT SELL YOU RHETORIC ABOUT YOUR BODY IMAGE OR TOXIC

  • ABOUT YOUR BODY IMAGE OR TOXIC PRODUCTS THAT THEY DON'T KNOW

  • PRODUCTS THAT THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT IS IN THEM.

  • WHAT IS IN THEM. UNFOLLOW.

  • UNFOLLOW. STAY AWAY.

  • STAY AWAY. BE SAFE.

  • BE SAFE. >> IT'S IMPRESSIVE THAT YOU USE

  • >> IT'S IMPRESSIVE THAT YOU USE YOUR NAME, YOUR CELEBRITY, TO DO

  • YOUR NAME, YOUR CELEBRITY, TO DO GOOD.

  • GOOD. WHERE DOES THAT COME FROM?

  • WHERE DOES THAT COME FROM? AND WITH BODY IMAGE, WHY IS IT

  • AND WITH BODY IMAGE, WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?

  • SO IMPORTANT? >> I STRUGGLED WITH EATING

  • >> I STRUGGLED WITH EATING DISORDERS AS A TEENAGER, BECAUSE

  • DISORDERS AS A TEENAGER, BECAUSE OF THE TOXIC STUFF I READ FROM

  • OF THE TOXIC STUFF I READ FROM MAGAZINES AND I SAW FROM

  • MAGAZINES AND I SAW FROM CELEBRITIES.

  • CELEBRITIES. I WAS EASILY INFLUENCED AT THAT

  • I WAS EASILY INFLUENCED AT THAT AGE.

  • AGE. I WANT TO BE PART OF THE CHANGE,

  • I WANT TO BE PART OF THE CHANGE, NOT PART OF THE PROBLEM.

  • NOT PART OF THE PROBLEM. OTHERWISE, I'M GOING TO THE --

  • OTHERWISE, I'M GOING TO THE -- >> WELL, WE WANT TO THANK YOU SO

  • >> WELL, WE WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH.

  • MUCH. "THE GOOD PLACE" RETURNS

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