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  • FAVORITE PEOPLE ON PLANET EARTH, HE IS A GRAMMY, EMMY AND TONY

  • AWARD WINNER AND THE GREATEST SHOW, THE WONDRFUL MR. HUGH

  • JACK PLN IS HERE ON THE SHOW, HOW ARE YOU, HUGH.

  • >> I'M DOING OKAY.

  • WE'RE HANGING IN THERE.

  • DEBORRA.

  • >> James: DEB MADE AN APPEARANCE AT THE TOP OF THE

  • SEGMENT, HOW ARE YOU, DEB.

  • >> THERE SHE IS.

  • ALLEGRA, OUR LITTLE DOG, OUR LITTLE DOGGY.

  • WE ARE DOING ALL RIGHT, WE'RE HANGING IN THERE, MAN, HOW ABOUT

  • YOU.

  • >> James: I'M GOOD, CAN I TELL YOU SOMETHING, MY HUNCH IS YOU

  • GET THIS A LOT.

  • JUST SEEING YOUR FACE HAS LIFTED MY SPIRITS.

  • >> HAS IT REALLY?

  • >> James: YEAH, DO YOU FIND PEOPLE SAY THAT TO YOU A LOT.

  • I THINK YOUR NATURAL SORT OF SENSE OF SELF LIFTS PEOPLE

  • AROUND YOU.

  • DO PEOPLE TELL YOU THAT?

  • >> NO, BUT THANK YOU.

  • >> James: WELL, THEY SHOULD.

  • >> THEY SAY THAT.

  • THAT IS THE TRUTH.

  • >> James: MAYBE-- .

  • >> SCHOOL DROPOFF, THAT KIND OF THING WHERE EVERYONE TURNS

  • SCHOOL DROPOFF INTO A COCKTAIL PARTY, EVERYONE IS HANGING

  • AROUND.

  • I DON'T ALWAYS GET THAT.

  • >> James: HOW ARE YOU-- HOW ARE YOU DOING, IN THIS ISOLATION

  • PERIOD OF OUR LIVES.

  • WHAT IS GETTING YOU THROUGH THE DAY.

  • WHAT SORT OF STUFF ARE YOU UP TO?

  • >> I'M DANCING QUITE A LOT IN MY LIVING ROOM WHICH APPALLS MY 14

  • YEAR OLD.

  • I'M PLAYING A LOT OF BACK DISZ GAMON, COOKING, LAST YEAR I WAS

  • DOING THE TOUR, AND I WAS AWAY FOR PROBABLY MORE TIME THAN I

  • HAVE EVER BEEN AWAY FROM THE FAMILY.

  • SO IN SOME WAYS FOR ME IT IS GREAT.

  • FOR THE KIDS IT SAY NIGHTMARE HAVING ME AROUND BUT SORT OF I

  • DON'T KNOW, I'M FINDING THE SIMPLE DISUF IS REALLY

  • CATHARTIC, TRYING TO NOT PLAN TOO FAR IN THE FUTURE BECAUSE

  • YOU CAN'T PLAN TOO FAR IN THE FUTURE.

  • ON JUNE 29,-- WHEN YOU CAN'T PLAN, YOU END UP SIMPLIFYING

  • THINGS AND I'M SUPER LUCKY THAT I CAN STAY AT HOME.

  • I AM JUST TRYING TO MAKE THE MOST OF THAT, YOU KNOW, JUST

  • CHILL OUT A LITTLE BIT, TO LISTEN TO SOME MUSIC AND JUST

  • HANG OUT AND WITHIN THE DOG, BE WITH THE KIDS, COOK FOR THEM,

  • PLAY MONOPOLY, DO JIGSAW PUZZLES, ALL THAT STUFF.

  • >> James: YOU ARE RIGHT, I KNOW HOW BEFORE YOU WERE, I

  • IMAGINE STILL ARE, WHEN THAT DAY WILL COME, YOU WERE SO EXCITED

  • ABOUT DOING EASY MAN ON BROADWAY BUT THEN SOMETHING ABOUT THIS

  • MEANS YOU KIND OF, YOU COULD ALLOW YOURSELF TO GET ANXIOUS

  • ABOUT IT, STRESS ABOUT IT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THERE IS

  • REALLY NOTHING YOU CAN DO.

  • SO YOU HAVE TO GIVE YOURSELF OVER TO IT AND GO YOU KNOW,

  • WELL, I WILL BE-- I TELL YOU WHAT, HERE IS THE THING I THINK

  • AS A THEATRE LOVER, BROADWAY IS GOING TO NEED PEOPLE LIKE YOU

  • COMING BACK DOING MUSICALS LIKE THAT WHEN IT'S SAFE AND PROPER

  • TO DO SO, YOU KNOW?

  • >> AND ARE YOU STILL OKAY TO BE MY UNDERSTUDY, THAT IS SO GREAT.

  • THANK YOU, MAN.

  • NO, I DO AGREE.

  • WHEN IT IS SAFE, WHEN PEOPLE FEEL COMFORTABLE, THERE IS

  • NOTHING LIKE THAT FEELING OF PEOPLE COMING TOGETHER, HEARING

  • A GREAT STORY, AND THE MUSIC MAN, MOST PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT IT,

  • BUT ST REALLY A STORY ABOUT BELIEF.

  • IT IS REALLY ABOUT, YOU KNOW, HEARING THE BAND EVEN WHEN IN IS

  • NOT ONE PHYSICALLY THERE.

  • REALLY BELIEVING EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OKAY.

  • IT IS A GREAT STORY, HOPEFULLY A GREAT CELEBRATION.

  • BUT RIGHT NOW I AM A LUCKY MAN.

  • I AM A WORKER.

  • LIKE I HAVE WORKED AND HAVE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO WORK.

  • BUT ST A LITTLE CHALLENGING TO BE IN A POSITION WHERE ST LIKE,

  • WE HAVE DONE A WORK SHOP FOR THE MUSIC MAN.

  • I'M NOT GOING TO LIE.

  • IT IS KIND OF TAKING A BREAK, IT'S CHALLENGING.

  • >> BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN BASICALLY NONSTOP FOR, I MEAN

  • WHAT, 20 YEARS NOW?

  • YOU HAVE JUST BEEN CONSTANTLY EITHER DOING MOVIES, LIVE SHOWS,

  • MUSICALS, WHO IS THAT IN THE BACKGROUND.

  • >> OSCAR.

  • >> HI OSCAR.

  • >> I MEAN YOU HAVE BEEN JUST SO FULL OF-- HOW ARE YOU FINDING

  • CREATIVELY YOUR MIND KEEPING CREATIVELY SORT OF ENGAGED IN

  • THINGS.

  • >> IT HAS BEEN AMAZING.

  • BECAUSE AS I SAID YOU TAKE AWAY YOU KNOW I'M GOING TO DO THIS OR

  • WORK ON THAT SONG FOR THIS THING OR WE HAVE THIS OR I'M DOING

  • THIS FILM AND I NEED TO LEARN THAT SKILL FOR THAT FILM.

  • RIGHT NOW IT'S SORT OF OPEN.

  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS NEXT.

  • SO FOR ME, MUSIC, I'M LISS EGG ENING TO DIFFERENT KINDS OF

  • MUSIC, DIFFERENT PARTS OF MOVIES.

  • I'M SORT OF DAY DAY DREAMING A LITTLE MORE.

  • AND I THINK CREATIVELY THAT IS THE THING THAT WE REALLY DON'T

  • HAVE THAT MUCH TIME FOR.

  • IT WILL NOW BE SAFE.

  • WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF DAY DREAMING.

  • >> YOU HAVE BEEN DOING THEEKS ZOOM CLASSES AT COLUMBIA

  • UNIVERSITY, WHAT IS IT, YOU HAVE BEEN ZOOMING IN THE CLASS.

  • >> A FILM PROFESSOR THERE WHO I KNOW, DONE SOME INTERVIEWS,

  • BACKSTAGE BEFORE WE WERE DOING AN INTERVIEW I SAID I'M REALLY

  • EMBARRASSED WHEN I WALK ON MOVIES, I AM LIKE YOU, I COME

  • FROM THE THEATER SO MY FILM KNOWLEDGE, I'M WAY MORE

  • SUCCESSFUL THAN MY KNOWLEDGE SHOULD ALLOW ME TO TO BE.

  • >> I AM LIKE HMMMM, HMMMM, SO I REALLY WANT TO LEARN, SO I DROP

  • IN, AND THE OTHER 50NFA STUDENTS VERY KINDLY ALLOW ME TO DO THAT

  • MFA STUDENTS ALSO A CLASS FOR ANYONE, SUNDAY NIGHTS, 8 P.M.

  • YOU CAN TUNE IN, WATCH A GREAT MOVIE AND HAVE A DISCUSSION WITH

  • COLOMBIA PROFESSOR.

  • >> THAT SOUNDS LIKE AN INCREDIBLE THING TO DO ON A

  • WEEKEND.

  • IF WE CAN.

  • >> NOW WE HAVE TO CONGRATULATE YOU.

  • YOU HAVE HAD QUITE A SIGNIFICANT-- YOU AN DEB, YOUR

  • WIFE, YOU CELEBRATED YOUR 24th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, I

  • THINK WAS LAST WEEK.

  • >> THE 11th AV APRIL.

  • >> LIKE TEN DAYS AGO, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

  • >> HOW DID YOU CELEBRATE, HOW DID YOU MAKE THE DAY SPECIAL?

  • >> WE WERE TOGETHER.

  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT, WE HAVE BEEN TOGETHER 24 YEARS AND I CAN

  • COUNT ON ONE HAND THE AMOUNT OF TIMES WE HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN

  • TOGETHER.

  • YOU KNOW US, WE ARE TOGETHER ALL THE TIME BUT FOR ONE REASON OR

  • ANOTHER, THE PLANET HAVE NOT LINED UP FOR US TO BE TOGETHER,

  • DEB COOKED A MEAL, THE KIDS WERE THERE AND WE WERE MAKING

  • SPEECHES AND THE KIDS WERE ROLLING THEIR EYES.

  • AND WE WERE JUST-- .

  • >> James: WHAT WAS DEB DOING BEHIND, WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO

  • DO THERE.

  • >> ALL CAN I SEE IS-- .

  • >> YOU SILENTLY CALL THE DOG OVER.

  • SHE'S GOING, HEY, DEB, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.

  • >> THANKS.

  • THANK YOU.

  • >> James: I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THIS, BECAUSE I DON'T

  • THINK I'M COMPLETELY UP TO SPEED ON HOW THIS HAPPENS OR HOW IT

  • CAME AROUND BUT I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR FEUD WITH RYAN

  • REYNOLDS.

  • >> YEAH GOOD.

  • >> James: HOW DID THIS COME ABOUT, WHO STARTED IT.

  • WHAT IS IT, AND WHERE ARE WE AT RIGHT NOW?

  • >> RYAN HAS AN INSATIABLE NEED FOR ATTENTION.

  • AND IT STARTED WITH HIM CALLING ME OUT AND STARTING AN ONLINE

  • PETITION TO GET ME TO COME BACK TO WOLVERINE.

  • I KNOW HIM, I AM LIKE COME ON, BACK IT OFF.

  • JUST BACK THIS OFF.

  • AND HE JUST WON'T LET IT GO, LIKE EYE DOG WITH A BONE.

  • SO WE JUST KEEP GOING AND GOING.

  • AND ANY ADVICE FROM YOU OR ANYONE WATCHING OF HOW I CAN

  • ACTUALLY SORT OF-- HE'S GUM ON MY SHOE.

  • I MEAN LIKE I SAY THAT IN THE NICEST POSSIBLE WAY.

  • >> James: REALLY?

  • BUT YOU HAVE, YOU HAVE CALLED A TRUCE.

  • YOU HAVE CALLED A TRUCE.

  • >> NO, WE HAVEN'T.

  • SO THE ALL IN CHALLENGE WHICH IS AMAZING AND BENEFITS FIVE

  • DIFFERENT FOUNDATIONS AND CHARITIES LIKE NO KID HUNGLY,

  • WHICH I LOVE, WHICH IS FEEDING PEOPLE, WITH FOOD INSECURITY, I

  • LOVE THAT.

  • AND THE IDEA CAME TO DO SOMETHING WITH RYAN FOR THAT AND

  • IT IS LITERALLY SOMETHING AS IMPORTANT AS THAT.

  • THAT IS THE ONLY THING THAT WOULD ACTUALLY GET HIM TO COME

  • TOGETHER.

  • >> WE TRIED TO DO A TRUCE AND IT REALLY DIDN'T WORK OUT.

  • WE WILL SEE HOW IT GOES.

  • WE ARE GOING TO DO A LEMON AID STAND TOGETHER WITH RYAN.

  • >> James: ARE YOU GOING TO GO TO SOMEBODY'S HOUSE.

  • >> RIGHT AND WE'RE GOING TO DO A LEMONADE STAND.

  • OF COURSE HI THE IDEA THAT OF COURSE WE SHOULD BE OPPOSING