-Thanks for coming back, buddy.
-Thank you. -We love it when you come by. How are your daughters and my friends,
Hannah and Eve? -Hannah, your number one fan?
-She is. -Yeah, she’s great, yeah.
She’s at film school having a great time, yeah.
-Oh, really? -Sends you her best.
-She’s awesome. How about Eve?
How is Eve doing? -Eve’s doing great, yeah. Eve has actually got an album
coming out next year and has been singing
with the band The National, which is very weird for me.
-Wow. -Because —
[ Cheers and applause ] -That’s great. -They’re my absolute
favorite band. -I love The National, yeah.
-So to see — to see my girl going up there singing with them
is pretty awesome. -Last time you came here,
Hannah gave me a gift. She gave me a jar of pickles
with my face all over it. [ Laughter ]
It was very nice. It was very nice of her
to do that. Did you bring me any gift today? -There’s a photograph, maybe.
-Oh. -Yes. Maybe.
-Oh, this is very nice. -This is — now, Hannah’s
at film school, but she spends, you know, all the time
using the things she learned by basically filming me
unawares or posting things on Instagram.
-Yeah. -And, this is, you know,
a lovely thing she posted on Father’s Day.
Can you believe this? -That’s so nice.
-Look at — look at this. -It says, “Happy Father’s Day.” And it’s a picture of me
and her. [ Laughter and applause ]
That’s so nice. -What the hell?
What the — [ Laughter and applause ] She did post that.
-Did she really? I love her, man.
That’s the best. Because she also did —
she posted some other thing that we found
on Instagram Stories. -Yes.
-It was a photo — it said — Because I guess it was your
birthday a couple of weeks ago? -Yeah. -And she put “Happy Birthday
to this wannabe Elvis,” and she put — oh, gosh,
this one of you. That’s you?
-That is me, yeah. -What is that?
What is that about? [ Cheers and applause ]
-You have to — You have to understand that
I haven’t got Instagram, so I get calls from my agent
over here who says, “Oh, that’s great.”
“What’s great, what’s great?” And that is me —
-She’s trolling you, yeah. -Yeah, in a school play in “Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat.” [ Light laughter ]
-So were you trying to be Elvis? -That’s the part.
-Yeah, I know. [ Laughter ]
You’re nailing it. I mean, you’re nailing it.
You got it down. I think you look pretty good.
We have another photo I want to talk about,
but I want to talk about how the photo was taken
first of all. This is a picture of you
and President Barack Obama. -It was, yeah.
-How did — [ Cheers and applause ]
Walk me through this. How did you end up with…
-Yeah. -…Barack Obama?
-It’s a little bit embarrassing, because I don’t want to big
myself up, but it was a pretty
extraordinary moment. I do this stuff with this
company SAP, and they were having this
big sort of — sort of convention
in New York. And I was doing something
in the morning. And then I heard he was speaking
in the afternoon. And I said, “Oh, I’d like to
come back and hear that.” So I went back. There were
people queuing up for a photo. And they said,
“Do you want your photo?” I said, “Yeah, I do actually.”
And I walked up. -Absolutely.
-And as I walked up, the man said, “I’m going to
break the rule of a lifetime,” and took his phone out
and took a selfie. And I said —
-He’s a fan of yours? -I think — well, I think him
and the family love “The Knick,” the show that I did
with Soderbergh. -Absolutely.
-And I said, “Well, if you are, I am.”
And I took out my phone and we both took selfies. -You took selfies
with the President? -Yeah.
-How rad is that? And have you posted it anywhere
or showed it? -No. No, no, no. -You don’t have a place
to post it. Can I show it?
[ Light laughter ] -When my kids saw this,
they said they can tell — “We can tell you don’t
take selfies, Dad, because you look terrible,
and he looks great.” -Here it is.
[ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] I think it’s awesome. That’s fantastic. He’s — he’s fantastic.
Isn’t he great to meet? -Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
No, it was incredible. -I had one opportunity
to get a photo with him. I went to the White House
for a Fourth of July event for veterans,
and I was performing there. And I got there so nervous
to meet him and the First Lady. And so I got dressed up
in a three-piece suit, like the best suit I had. And I went, and it was so hot.
It was the Fourth of July. -You started sweating.
-In Washington, D.C. I’m sweating all over the place. And I’m opening up
for the Foo Fighters, and they’re wearing shorts
and T-shirts. They’re like,
“Wow, you’re really — you look like a banker.”
Yeah, so I’m like — So anyways, I go up
to meet them. And I’m just sweating.
It’s just dripping off me. And Michelle Obama goes,
“Jimmy, you look so hot. Are you okay?”
And I go, “I’m fine.” And the President was laughing.
[ Laughter ] He had, like, his shirt
rolled up and he was wearing khakis. He goes, “Uh,
didn’t you get the memo? It’s a barbecue.”
[ Laughter and applause ] And then they pushed me away.
I got one photo, like, so sweaty and awful. But he’s great. I want to talk about
“Gemini Man.” Congratulations on this.
This is cool, Ang Lee. I love Ang Lee.
And — directed this. Will Smith. You basically acted
with two Will Smiths. -Yeah, it’s true, it’s true.
-Can you explain that? -Well, it’s — it’s a really —
it’s a film that they’ve been trying to make for
over 20 years, and I think Ang Lee finally
said, “I think we’re ready. I think the technology’s there.” And basically, Will Smith
plays an agent, and there’s a guy after him,
and he doesn’t understand why he’s so good, until he turns
and he sees a young Will Smith. And basically he’s been cloned and the guy’s been sent out
to get him. -So he’s trying —
-And so you have — and they’ve used this —
I think it’s the first time there’s a digitalized human,
like, fully digitalized. So I did most of my stuff
with the young Will. So basically he does it with
a whole camera rig, then a body double does it, and then they do
a special effects run-through. And then —
-So you basically act with a tennis ball
the whole time? -No, I —
To be fair to Will — -“Get over here.
Get over here, guy. I love you, man.
I’m going to save you.” -Yeah, selfies and —
-Exactly, yeah. With a stick.
A broomstick. [ Laughter ] -No, but he —
-You never met Will Smith once. -So Will —
[ Laughter ] Will did actually —
I mean, it’s digitalized, but he does all the performing,
so he acts everything. So he did a whole process
where he acted the younger version of himself,
and then they physically made him younger,
but not a de-aging, like — it was a different process.
-It’s amazing to look at. -But it’s — like, Ang Lee,
with this film is, like, at the forefront of some
new technology that he’s convinced
is going to be the future. It’s shot in 120 frames
a second. It has stunning action in it. -3-D.
-And it’s — 3-D. And it’s really extraordinary. And you have to — you have
to see it in the cinema the way it’s — and projected properly, because that’s, you know —
-Yeah. -…otherwise you won’t get
the full impact.