Emma Thompson Kinda Plays Burning Questions
We're back with my friend who I love so much, Dame
Thompson. And the movie really is-- it's so great because Mindy Kaling wrote it, right? Yeah. And stars in it and produces it and she chose you. She specifically wrote it for you. Yeah, she did. And I've never been so honored and privileged. She's so fantastic. It's so sharp and bright and witty and political without it being pious or hitting you over the head with anything. Yeah. It's one of the best scripts I've read in years. So go Mindy. Did it-- yeah. Go Mindy. Did it make you want to be a talk show host? No. OK. I'm fine. You don't want to do it? No. No. OK. But you were good at it. I know. I really did enjoy it. Yeah. But I know that I wouldn't be able to be nice to people that I didn't think were very good. And I think that's probably vital, isn't it? Yes, it is very-- you try not to have those people on so you don't have to pretend that they're nice. No. So I've gotten to the point where I just have nice people on. That's really nice. That's good. I try to anyway. Well, and also people who could be anyone, like me. Yeah. Any of the
Emma's. Stop it. Sorry. Making me feel so bad. You know how much I love you. I know, I know. So it is time to play Ellen's
Questions. OK. And what's going to happen is I am going to read a question, and you have to answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. And then you'll hit...
that buzzer for no apparent reason. OK. All right. What is something you thought you would have already done by the time you turned 60? Tango. Is that true? No. No, it's not. It's just a thing that came into my head. OK. And I have just been instructed by you. I know it's been a hard day for you. It was a hard night, really. And the opium is difficult to shake off at our age, anyway. Obviously, earlier, it was fine. But now, I feel like I've just got to say whatever comes into my head. Otherwise, it's all going to go up. All right. But here's the thing. It should be a real answer. OK. It's a real-- OK. OK. What you thought you would have done by 60. Do you want to ask it again? What I thought I would have done by 60 that I wanted to do? Never mind. OK. All right. This is the-- all right. It's hard. That's a hard question. Really? Yeah, it kind of is. What is something that you hate that everyone loves? Something I hate that everyone loves. Oh, god. What? Guys, come on. OK, cupcakes. You hate cupcakes? I just hate them. I really do. Really? Yeah. What's wrong with cupcakes? They're just a bunch of sugar on top of a bunch of sugar. And once you've eaten one, you regret it immediately. You do you like cake of any sort? I'm not mad about cake. Well, it's the same thing, but in a tiny container. All right. Then would you prefer the answer cake? No, you like cake. Rather than cupcake? No, you said-- I mean, I'm all...
right with cake. I'm not mad about it. I don't hate it. Do you want me to find something I really-- That was the question. Yeah, but look. OK. I'm just going to seriously pick you up on this. Something that I hate that everyone else loves? Exactly. Well, what on earth?
EmmaStone. No. That's just a momentary thing. Something that I hate that everyone loves. I love
EmmaStone. Help me. I'll give you my answer. Go on. My answer is cotton balls. I hate cotton balls, and I don't know how anyone can like them. OK. The feel of them is horrible. Do they make your teeth grind? Yeah, I hate them. I hate everything about it. Listen. Ask me another
burningquestion. OK. Let's go to another one. Name someone you'd like to do a love scene with. Come on. That can't be hard. Prince William. Oh, wait, no. He's not an actor. He's not an actor. It doesn't matter. You could do a love scene with him if you're-- Zero Mostel. He's dead. Gene Wilder. He's also dead, unfortunately. Lots of people who are dead. Do you want a real person who's alive? Uh-huh. This is such a good game. It usually is with everyone else we've played. OK. So this is something I hate that everyone else loves. This game. Ha! Ha! It's a hard game. What's that? All right. That's kind of how you play
Questions. Would you like to see your loo? Yeah. Yeah, you should go and visit your loo. Flush myself down it? No. Yes. No. Well, you should...
go see your loo. All right. Get up and somebody will take you. Oh. Hello. Ah. All right. Have you ever done a love scene? Late Night will be in theaters June 7. We'll be back.