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November 20, 2014 - Eddie Redmayne

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The Keystone XL pipeline bill fails to pass, Republicans include a loophole in an eminent domain law, and Eddie Redmayne discusses his film "The Theory of Everything." (21:28)

>> Jon: WELCOME TO THE DAILYSHOW.

MY NAME'S JON STEWART.

OUR GUEST TONIGHT FROM "THETHEORY OF EVERYTHING" INCREDIBLE

PERFORMANCE EDDIE REDMAYNE ISGONNA BE JOINING US ON THE

PROGRAM TONIGHT.

BUT FIRST, AS YOU MAY REMEMBERDEMOCRATS TOOK A BIT OF A BALL

SMASHING.

[LAUGHTER]IN THE MIDTERM ELECTION BUT ONE

DEMOCRATIC SENATOR STILL HAS ACHANCE.

>> IN LOUISIANA DEMOCRATICINCUMBENT SENATOR

MARY LANDRIEU IS FACING ADECEMBER RUNOFF ELECTION AGAINST

REPUBLICAN CHALLENGERBILL CASSIDY.

>> HER OPPONENTS POLL SHOW HIMUP BY 16 POINTS AND ANOTHER

POLL SHOWED HIM UP BY ABOUT 20.

>> Jon: SO, HE'S UP BY 20POINTS.

SENATOR LANDRIEU FACES A RUNOFFELECTION WITH BILL CASSIDY

IN MUCH THE SAME WAY A SKIERMIGHT FACE A RUNOFF

ELECTION WITH AN AVALANCHE. BUTTHE RACE ISN'T OVER YET!

THERE'S STILL TIME FOR ONE LASTHAIL MARY LANDRIEU.

>> THE PIPELINE HAS BEEN SIXYEARS IN THE MAKING BUT THE

TIMING OF THE HOUSE AND SENATEVOTES WERE POLITICS PURE AND

SIMPLE.

THE HOUSE WILL BASS INTRODUCEDBY LOUISIANA REPUBLICAN BILL

CASSIDY.

THE SENATE BILL BY LOUISIANADEMOCRAT MARY LANDRIEU.

>> Jon: OH MY GOD, THAT'S SOEMBARRASSING.

THEY BOTH WORE THE SAMETRANSPARENT PLOY TO CONGRESS.

THAT'S JUST A SHAME.

BUT YOU KNOW THE KEYSTONEPIPELINE'S LONG BEEN AN

ENVIRONMENTAL BUGABOO.

YOU CAN NEVER PASS THEDEMOCRATICALLY HELD SENATE,

UNLESS THEY WERE WILLING TO SELLOUT A CORE CONSTITUENCY AND VOTE

FOR THIS KEYSTONE PIPELINE BILLJUST TO SAVE ONE SENATE SEAT

THAT DOESN'T EVEN CHANGE THEBALANCE OF POWER.

>> TO BOOST LANDRIEU'S CHANCESAT THE POLLS SOME OF HER FELLOW

DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE DROPPEDTHEIR OPPOSITION TO THE BILL.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: BUT I JUST SAID THAT

WOULD BE A STUPID THING TO DO.

[LAUGHTER]SO THE PARTY THAT LOST THE

MIDTERM ELECTIONS BECAUSE ITDIDN'T STAND FOR ANYTHING, HAS

DECIDED OH I'VE GOT AN IDEA!

WHAT IF WE STOOD FOR LESS?

[LAUGHTER]OR MAYBE THE RIGHT TO DROP THEIR

OBJECTIONS.

WHAT EXACTLY IS THEKEYSTONE XL PIPELINE?

>> THE PIPELINE WOULD SEND TARSANDS OIL FROM ALBERTA, CANADA

TO NEBRASKA WHERE IT WOULDHOOK UP WITH EXISTING

PIPELINE TO GO TO REFINERIES ONTHE GULF COAST.

IT WOULD CARRY MORE THAN 800,000BARRELS OF CRUDE OIL A DAY.

>> Jon: BECAUSE APPARENTLYTHE OLD METHOD OF SIMPLY

OVERNIGHTING OIL WASN'T WORKINGOUT VERY WELL.

[LAUGHTER]ANY PROJECT THIS LARGE AND

CONTROVERSIAL IS BOUND TO BECOMPLICATED.

SO I THINK BEFORE WE ALL MAKE UPOUR MINDS, I THINK WE SHOULD

HEAR THE PROS AND CONS.

HOW MANY JOBS WOULD THIS PROJECTCREATE?

>> WE CAN BILL THE KEYSTONEPIPELINE CREATING THOUSANDS OF

TEMPORARY AND MILLIONS OFPERMANENT JOBS,

>> THE CEO WHO RUNSTHE PIPELINE SAYS THERE WILL BE

35 PERMANENT JOBS.

>> Jon: OKAY.

[LAUGHTER]SOMEWHERE BETWEEN...

[LAUGHTER]... MILLIONS OF JOBS AND 35.

[LAUGHTER]SO, LET'S JUST SAY THE KEYSTONE

PIPELINE WILL CREATE SOME JOBSWITH A MARGIN OF ERROR OF ...

[LAUGHTER]... ALMOST ALL NUMBERS.

[LAUGHTER]ALTHOUGH JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING

COULD CREATE JOBS DOESN'T MEANIT'S A GOOD IDEA.

I MEAN, I'M SURE YOU COULD HIREAT LEAST A HUNDRED PEOPLE TO

CHISEL DICKS ON MOUNT RUSHMORE.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU SHOULD DOIT. OF COURSE --

[APPLAUSE]HAVE YOU BEEN THERE?

HAVE YOU BEEN TO MOUNTRUSHMORE? HAVE YOU SEEN THAT?

IT'S A BIG TOURIST ATTRACTION.AND BY THE WAY, BY SAYING THIS I

MEAN NO DISRESPECT TO THE BOLDMEN AND WOMEN WHO WORK

LONG HOURS AT HIGH ALTITUDES INDANGEROUS CONDITIONS.

ACCOMPLISHED THIS FEAT OFENGINEERING.

MAY HISTORY NEVER FORGET THOSETHAT IT KNOWS ONLY AS THE CHISEL

DICKS.

THEIR FASCINATING STORY IS ALLIN MY NEW BOOK "CHISEL DICKS:

THE STORY OF DRAWINGDICKS ON MOUNT RUSHMORE."

SOON TO BE A DOCUMENTARY FILM BYKEITH BURNS.

NO RELATIONSHIP.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THISPIPELINE.

>> KEYSTONE TAR SANDS PIPELINEWILL BE HARMFUL TO OUR FAMILY'S

HEALTH. IT WILL HURTTHE ENVIRONMENT.

>> PRESIDENT'S OWN STATEDEPARTMENT HAD FOUND THE

PIPELINE POSES NO MEANINGFULRISK TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

>> THIS GIVES US A CHANCE TO BEMORE SECURE AS A NATION AND MORE

INDEPENDENT FROM FOREIGN OIL.

>> IT DOES NOTHING FOR AMERICANENERGY SECURITY.

>> Jon: GREAT! SO IT LOOKS LIKETHE KEYSTONE PIPELINE IS EITHER

A 1200 MILE LONG JOB CREATINGSLIP AND SLIDE MADE ON

OF OUT OF RAINBOWS ANDCHILDREN'S DREAMS.

OR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER-SIZEDPOISON LADEN URETHRA OF SATAN

HIMSELF. THE TWO ARGUMENTS COULDNOT BE FURTHER APART, YOU HAVE

TO ASSUME THAT THE TRUTH ISPROBABLY SOMEWHERE IN THE

MIDDLE. I MEAN, ODDS ARE THISWILL CREATE JOBS AND HAVE

SOME SPILLS. WHAT'S ONESPILL HERE AND THERE?

>> ONE SPILL INTO OUR AQUIFERS,YOU KNOW, IT CAN SPREAD MILES.

IF OUR WATER IS CONTAMINATED WEHAVE NO WATER FOR THE CATTLE.

>> Jon: WELL THAT'S THE PROBLEMRIGHT THERE. YOU'RE STILL USING

THEM WHAT DO YOU CALL IT THERETHOSE WATER BASE COWS.

YOUR PROBLEM THERE IS YOU GOT TOUPGRADE TO WHAT DO YOU CALL IT,

THE OIL BURNING COWS. GOT THEMOIL BURNING COWS.

THERE'S YOUR PROBLEM.

PROBLEM SOLVED.

YOU JUST GOT TO GET THOSE COWSWITH THE TWO SMOKE --

DID YOU EVER SEE THOSE WHENYOU'RE DRIVING?

SO SENATORS FROM BOTH PARTIESBATTLED FOR HOURS TO SWAY THE

PIPELINE VOTES AND APARENTLYALSO TO SEE IF THEY COULD MAKE

THE SENATE'S GIANT PRINTER RUNOUT OF TONER AND INK.

YOU KNOW, THE SADDEST THINGABOUT THAT RIGHT THERE ISN'T

THE PICTURE OF POLLUTED SKIES,I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN SEE

THAT PICTURE, IT'S THAT SENATORBOXER MADE THAT AIDE HOLD

THAT GIANT PHOTO ASTHOUGH HE WERE A HUMAN EASEL.

WHEN THERE IS VERY CLEARLY AREGULAR NON-HUMAN EASEL JUST

TWO ROWS BACK.

IT IS UPSETTING.

BUT I GUESS THAT'S A WIN FOR THEREPUBLICANS.

PIPELINE NOT EVEN BUILT YET,ALREADY CREATED A JOB.

BUT HERE WE GO.

IT'S MARY LANDRIEU THAT'S GOTTHE MOST AT STAKE HERE, SO ASIDE

FROM THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHOARE ABOUT TO LIVE ON ENORMOUS

PIPELINE AVENUE, I'M SURE SHE'SGOT THE STRONGEST ARGUMENT.

LET'S LISTEN.

>> WE'VE BEEN BUILDING PIPELINESIN THIS COUNTRY BEFORE MOST OF

US WERE BORN.

ALL OF US WERE BORN.

THAT'S WHAT'S SO OUTRAGEOUSABOUT THIS DEBATE.

>> AND I SAY TO YOU TONIGHT MYFELLOW AMERICANS WE NEED TO

RETURN TO DOING THINGS THE WAYTHAT THEY WERE BEFORE WE WERE

ALL BORN.

LIKE SLAVERY.

BRING THAT BACK.

WHAT AM I EVEN DOING STANDINGHERE VOTING LIKE I WAS A MAN OR

SOMETHING.

WE HAVE LAWS. OUR WAY.

RETURN TO HOW THINGS WERE WHENWE WERE NOT BORN.

[LAUGHTER]SO WE'VE ALWAYS BUILT PIPELINES,

WHY STOP NOW IS THE MOSTCONVINCING LINE OF REASONING.

WHAT ELSE HAVE YOU GOT?

>> WHAT PEOPLE IN LOUISIANAWANT, WHAT PEOPLE IN TEXAS WANT,

WHAT PEOPLE IN MISSISSIPPI WANT,WHAT PEOPLE IN NEW JERSEY WANT,

WHAT PEOPLE IN SOUTH DAKOTA ANDILLINOIS AND KANSAS AND VERMONT,

ARE GOOD PAYING JOBS.

>> Jon: ARE YOU GOING TO NAMETHEM ALL?

ARE YOU GOING TO NAME ALL THESTATES?

BECAUSE ARE THERE STATES THATDON'T WANT GOOD PAYING JOBS?

[LAUGHTER]OF COURSE THIS BILL WOULD NOT BE

VALID IN OREGON. THEY JUST BAGGROCERIES AND ENTER DATA

FOR THE RUSH.

ALRIGHT SO LANDRIEU'SLEGISLATIVE LIFE IS ON THE LINE.

BASES LOADED. BOTTOM OF THENINTH. AND THE PITCH.

>> THE BILL FAILED BY ONE VOTE.

>> Jon: SO CLOSE! IT'S LIKE MYDAD ALWAYS SAID YOU'RE JUST NOT

GOOD ENOUGH.

[LAUGHTER] YEAH.

SO THAT'S IT.

LANDRIEU'S ALMOST CERTAINLYGONE.

THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE'S BEENVOTED DOWN NEVER TO BE SEEN

AGAIN.

>> REPUBLICANS TAKE OVER THECONGRESS, THE SENATE IN JANUARY.

THEY WILL BRING THIS UP FIRSTORDER OF BUSINESS AND IT WILL

PASS.

>> Jon: AND WHEN IT DOESSOMEWHERE, EX-SENATOR MARY

LANDRIEU WILL BE THANKFUL THATEVEN THOUGH THE PIPELINE

DIDN'T SAVE HER JOB,SHE CAN NOW APPLY FOR ONE OF ITS

35 TO MILLIONS OF NEW ONES.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[APPLAUSE] [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

AS WE'VE HEARD, THE KEYSTONEPIPELINE GETS ANOTHER CHANCE

ONCE CONGRESS COMESBACK IN JANUARY.

BUT THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE FACESONE MORE VERY IMPORTANT HURDLE.

>> IN THE CASE OF THE KEYSTONEPIPELINE ITS BUILDER TRANSCANADA

IS USING THE POWER OF EMINENTDOMAIN TO TAKE HUNDREDS OF MILES

OF PRIVATE LAND FROM PRIVATEOWNERS.

>> Jon: EMINENT DOMAIN WHENTHE GOVERNMENT FORCES PRIVATE

LAND OWNERS TO SELL THEIRPROPERTY BECAUSE

IT'S NEEDED FOR PUBLIC USE.

NOT TO BE CONFUSED EMINEMDOMAIN, EMPOWERING EMINEM TO

TAKE YOUR PROPERTY HE DISSESYOU IN A RAP BATTLE.

PALMS WEAK. MOM'S SPAGHETTI.ALL RIGHT.

THE POINT IS, I DON'T KNOW THELYRICS.

THE POINT IS, THE COMPANY THATWANTS TO BUILD A PIPELINE

THROUGH THE UNITED STATES NEEDSMORE THAN JUST CONGRESSIONAL

APPROVAL. IT ALSO NEEDSSIGN-OFFS FROM THE INDIVIDUALS

WHO OWN THE LAND THAT THEPIPELINE WOULD CUT ACROSS.

I MEAN, TRANSCANADA CAN'T JUSTLAY PIPE ANYWHERE IT WANTS TO

WITHOUT PERMISSION.

IT'S NOT BILL COSBY.

IT CAN'T JUST GO ... AND BESIDESIT'S GOING TO BE A REPUBLICAN

CONGRESS. AND EVERYONEKNOWS HOW REPUBLICANS FEEL ABOUT

EMINENT DOMAIN. LIKE BACK IN2005 AFTER THAT LANDMARK

SUPREME COURT CASEKELO VERSUS NEW LONDON.

YOU ALL REMEMBER THAT.

WHICH RULED THE GOVERNMENT COULDTAKE PRIVATE LAND AND GIVE IT TO

A CORPORATION IF DOING SO MIGHTHELP THE ECONOMY.

>> THE POWER OF EMINENT DOMAINSHOULD NOT BE USED SIMPLY TO

FURTHER PRIVATE ECONOMICDEVELOPMENT.

>> THERE'S HARDLY A CLEARERPRINCIPLE IN ALL THE

CONSTITUTION THAN THE RIGHT OFPRIVATE PROPERTY.

SO MUCH FOR THE CONSTITUTIONALGUARANTEE THAT YOUR PROPERTY CAN

ONLY BE TAKEN FOR PUBLIC USE,NOT PRIVATE USE.

>> Jon: SEE, BUT THIS ISDIFFERENT.

CLEARLY THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE ISNOT PRIVATE USE.

IT'S PUBLIC USE.

ANYBODY IN AMERICA COULD DRIVETHEIR TAR SAND OIL UP TO CANADA

AND SHIP IT BACK DOWN THATPIPELINE.

WHETHER IT BE TRANSCANADA THEPRIVATE CORPORATION THAT BUILT

IT OR THE AVERAGE CITIZEN WITHAN EXCESS OF TAR SAND OIL.

[LAUGHTER]AND YOU KNOW HOW REPUBLICANS

FELT WHEN THE GOVERNMENTTRIED TO SET ASIDE LAND

FOR ALLEGED PUBLIC GOODOF CONSERVING LAND.

>> WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THREEMILLION ACRES, AND DEEM IT

UNTOUCHABLE FOR FURTHER ENERGYFOR THIS COUNTRY.

WE'RE GOING TO STEP ALL OVERPRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS IN THIS

NATION.

>> Jon: GOD KNOWS THIS COUNTRYWAS NOT BUILT ON

THE PRINCIPLE OF TAKINGLAND AWAY FROM ITS RIGHTFUL

AND ORIGINAL --

[LAUGHTER]WELL THAT'S DIFFERENT TOO

THOUGH.

YOU DON'T WANT TO USE EMINENTDOMAIN TO CONSERVE LAND, AND

IT'S CLEAR KEYSTONE PIPELINEWON'T BE DOING THAT.

I WONDER HOW PROPONENTS OF THEKEYSTONE PIPELINE WHO HATE

EMINENT DOMAIN WOULD SQUARETHOSE CIRCLES?

>> I AM DISTURBED ABOUT EMINENTDOMAIN ABUSE BECAUSE I THINK

PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS AREFUNDAMENTAL TO WHO WE ARE AS

AMERICANS.

>> Jon: GO ON.

>> THE U.S. SUPREME COURT SAIDWRONGLY I THINK THAT THE

GOVERNMENT COULD DO IT TOHELP OUT PRIVATE INTERESTS.

I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD BEHELPING OUT PRIVATE INTERESTS.

>> Jon: OF COURSE NOT.

IT SOUNDS LIKE WITH EVERYTHINGYOU BELIEVE AND THE SANCTITY OF

PRIVATE PROPERTY AND THECONSTITUTION ITSELF, THE PROBLEM

WITH THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE THENIS EMINENT DOMAIN.

>> THE PROBLEM WITH THE KEYSTONEPIPELINE ISN'T THE ISSUE OF

EMINENT DOMAIN.

THE PROBLEM IS THE OBAMAADMINISTRATION WITH THE STROKE

OF A PEN SHUT THAT PROJECT DOWN.

>> Jon: WHAT THE [BLEEP][LAUGHTER]

HOW DID YOU GET ... YES, THEPROBLEM ISN'T THE PROJECT I WANT

UNDERMINING A CONSTITUTIONALPRINCIPLE I SUPPOSEDLY SUPPORT.

IT'S THE PRESIDENT USING HISCONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO VETO.

THE PROBLEM IS THE CONSTITUTION.

[LAUGHTER]WELL, IT'S ALL GOING TO BE A

MOOT POINT BECAUSE NINE MONTHSAGO THE REPUBLICAN-LED HOUSE

PASSED THE PRIVATE PROPERTYRIGHTS PROTECTION ACT TO

PROHIBIT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTFROM EXERCISING ITS POWER OF

EMINENT DOMAIN FORECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

SO GUESS WHAT?

DONE AND DONE.

THAT LAW PASSES, THERE'S NO WAYTRANSCANADA CAN USE EMINENT

DOMAIN TO BUILD THEIR PIPELINE.

>> I ABSOLUTELY SUPPORT MEASURESTO LIMIT EMINENT DOMAIN BUT I

STRONGLY OPPOSE AN EXEMPTION FORTRANSCANADA, KEYSTONE XL AND ANY

OTHER ENTITY THAT CANNOTPROVIDE PROOF THEIR PROJECT ARE

FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT.

>> Jon: OH RIGHT.

UNLESS THE PRIVATE PROPERTYPROTECTION FREEDOM FIGHTERS

HAPPEN TO INCLUDE A SMALLDISCLAIMER IN THEIR EMINENT

DOMAIN IS EVIL LAW THAT STATESTHAT IT, QUOTE, SHALL NOT APPLY

TO ANY PROJECT FOR WHICHCONDEMNATION PROCEEDINGS HAVE

BEEN INITIATED PRIOR TO THEDATE OF ENACTMENT.

IN OTHER WORDS, ANY PROJECTSALREADY IN THE

MOTHER [BLEEP]PIPELINE. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK! MY GUESTTONIGHT, HE'S GOT NEW FILM

THAT'S CALLED "THE THEORY OFEVERYTHING."

>> ONE, TWO, THREE.

>> MY GOD, HOW DOES JANEMANAGE?

STEVEN, YOUR MOTOR-MOUTHDISEASE, DOES IT AFFECT?

>> WHAT?>> EVERYTHING?

>> WHAT, NO? JUST WHAT ISN'TAUTOMATIC.

>> YOU SERIOUS? WELL, THAT'SPRETTY WONDERFUL ISN'T IT?

WELL, IT CERTAINLY EXPLAINS ALOT ABOUT MEN.

>> Jon: PLEASE WELCOME EDDIEREDMAYNE.

[APPLAUSE]YOUNG MAN, HOW ARE YOU?

HOW ARE YOU?>> I'M GOOD. HOW ARE YOU?

>> Jon: I'M DOING VERY WELL. I'MDOING VERY WELL.

THANK YOU FOR BEINGHERE.

IN A SEASON OF WONDERFULPERFORMANCES, THIS HAS

BEEN A SEASON OFWONDERFUL PERFORMANCES IN FILMS,

YOUR PERFORMANCES, YOUR STEVEN

HAWKINGS PERFORMANCE IN THISFILM IS FOR ME ONE OF THE MOST

INCREDIBLE, I DON'T UNDERSTANDHOW YOU DID IT EVEN PHYSICALLY.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVEN'TSEEN IT, YOU EMBODIED TO THE

POINT WHERE STEVEN HAWKINGSI THINK HAS SAID I FELT LIKE I

WAS WATCHING MYSELFWHEN I SAW YOU.

IT WAS AMAZING.

>> THAT WAS A VERY KIND THING HESAID.

BUT THANK YOU.

NO, IT WAS AN AMAZING.

FOR ME, HAVING THE PRIVILEGE TOPLAY HIM WAS JUST THE MOST

EXTRAORDINARY THING.AND THE EXTRAORDINARY THING WAS

ALSO YOU, I THINK YOU WERE ATTHE PREMIERE.

>> Jon: I WAS AT THE PREMIEREWHEN YOU GUYS PREMIERED IN

TORONTO.

>> IN TORONTO. I WAS SO NERVOUSAND I HAD LITERALLY COME OFF

STAGE AND THE REACTION HAD BEENKIND TO THE FILM --

>> Jon: YEAH, THE AUDIENCE WENTNUTTY.

>> AND YOU WERE THE FIRST PERSONI SAW, AND WE HAD NEVER MET.

AND I VIRTUALLY SNOGGED YOU. IBASICALLY ALMOST KISSED YOU

I WAS SO EXCITED.

>> Jon: HE WAS VERY EXCITEDAND THEN I BELIEVE I JUST

FOLLOWED YOU AROUND THE RESTOF THE WEEKEND.

NEVER ATTAINED THAT HEIGHTAGAIN. NEVER ATTAINED THAT --

IT MUST HAVE BEEN VERYGRATIFYING.

EVEN JUST THE PHYSICALTRANSFORMATION YOU WENT THROUGH,

HOW DO YOU, WERE THEREPROSTHETICS INVOLVED, HOW DID

YOU EMBODY HIS PHYSICAL DECLINE?

>> WELL, I CAN'T, IF YOU GETCAST IN A PART LIKE THIS,

SOMEONE AS EXTRAORDINARY ASSTEPHEN YOU KIND OF -- CHARLIE

COX IS ANOTHER ACTOR IN THE FILMAN OLD FRIEND WHO SAID WHEN I

GOT CAST IF YOU GET THATOPPORTUNITY YOU KIND OF HAVE NO

OPTION BUT TO GIVEYOUR EVERYTHING.

AND SO AS SOON AS I GOT CAST IBASICALLY WENT TO AN ALS CLINIC

AND STARTED KIND OF EDUCATINGMYSELF ON THE

DISEASE AND MEETING PEOPLE WHOSUFFERED FROM IT.

AND IT'S SUCH A BRUTALDISEASE. BUT THEN ALSO MEETING

STEVE AND GETTING TO SPEND A BITOF TIME WITH HIM.

I WORKED WITH A DANCER WHOHELPED SORT OF FIND THE

PHYSICALITY IN MY BODY.

IT WAS A LONG PROCESS, BUT AWONDERFUL ONE.

>> Jon: AND IT NEVER FEELSCONTRIVED. IT ALWAYS SEEMED

NATURAL. WHEN YOU MEET SOMEONEWITH ALS AND YOU'RE SAYING TO

THEM I'M GOING TO PLAY SOMEONEWHO SUFFERS FROM A SIMILAR

DISEASE, ARE THEY, DOES IT GIVETHEM ANY JOY OR DOES IT HELP

THEM TO SHARE WITH YOU WHATTHEY'RE GOING THROUGH?

DO THEY FEEL LIKE OHTHAT'S GREAT, THANKS,

DRAMATIZE THAT, THAT'SWONDERFUL.

LIKE WHAT'S THEIR, WHAT'S THEIRSENSE OF IT?

>> NO, IT'S A REALLY GOODQUESTION. I MEAN, I WENT TO

THESE CLINICS EVERY WEEK OR TWOIN LONDON AND THE SPECIALISTS

WOULD MEET THE PEOPLE WHO WERESUFFERING. AND AT THE END

SHE WOULD SAY LOOK, THERE'S ANACTOR HERE WHO'S PLAYING STEPHEN

HAWKING AND BECAUSE STEPHEN WASGIVEN TWO YEARS TO LIVE BUT

HAS SORT OF BROKENALL THE RULES.

AND IT'S A REAL ANOMALY.

HE'S SURVIVED OVER 50 YEARS.HE'S ALSO A GREAT A BASTION OF

HOPE AND ACROSS THEBOARD PEOPLE WERE SO GENEROUS

AND THEY WOULD -- >> Jon: RIGHT.

>> BECAUSE YOU DO FEEL THATSENSITIVITY OF ARE YOU --

>> Jon: SURE.

>> BUT THEY WOULD LET ME LET ME,THINGS LIKE FEEL THEIR, FEEL

WHAT THE MUSCLES FEELLIKE. AND THERE ARE THESE THINGS

CALLED FASCICULATIONS, THESELITTLE SPASMS THAT GO THROUGH,

THAT REALLY THEY WERE SO KEEN TOEDUCATE ME. AND IT WAS --

>> Jon: DOES IT FEEL LIKE, ISTHAT IT'S RIGID OR THAT IT

STIFFENS OR WHAT HAPPENS?

>> WELL BASICALLY YOU HAVE WHATARE CALLED UPPER NEURONS AND

LOWER NEURONS AND IF THEUPPER NEURONS GO THERE'S

KIND OF RIGIDITY. AND IF THELOWER NEURONS GO, IT'S A

SORT OF, THERE'S A SOFTNESS. ANDALS IS A COMBINATION

OF THOSE TWO. SO TRYING TO WORKOUT WHAT STEPHEN'S SPECIFIC

PROGRESSION WAS, THERE'S THISBRILLIANT VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

OF STEPHEN WHEN HEDID ZERO GRAVITY.

IT'S KIND OF THE ONLY TIME YOUCAN SEE HIM OUT OF THE CHAIR AND

YOU CAN SEE WHAT HIS UPPER ANDWHAT HIS LOWER.

>> Jon: OH MY GOODNESS.>> SO THAT WAS KIND OF HELPFUL

TO TRY AND WORK OUT WHAT HISPROGRESSION WAS.

>> Jon: RIGHT. IS IT, IS THERE AREASON WHY SCIENTIFICALLY THAT

HE HAS BEEN ABLE TO SUSTAINHIMSELF FOR THIS LONG.

HAVE THEY POINTED TO SOMETHINGEITHER GENETICALLY OR WITHIN THE

DIAGNOSIS.

>> WELL, THAT'S A GREATQUESTION.

THE ANSWER IS NO.

HE HAS BROKEN MANY RULES.

THEY DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT'S THESPECIFIC STRAIN OF THE ILLNESS.

STEPHEN, SINCE HE WAS DIAGNOSEDAGE 21,

HE'S HAD VERY LITTLE INTEREST.

HE'S, THE ILLNESS HAS ALWAYSBEEN SECONDARY TO HIM.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> BUT A LOT OF THE SPECIALISTSI MET ARE SO KEEN TO MEET HIM TO

SEE WHAT IT IS.

>> Jon: IS IT STRANGE THAT INOW TALK TO YOU AS THOUGH YOU'RE

A NEUROSCIENTIST.>> IT IS, IT IS.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: LIKE REALLY, YOU ARE.

NOW YOU'RE LIKE MY EXPERT.

IF EVER I HAVE LIKE ASCIENCE QUESTION OR LIKE

A HEALTH QUESTION I AMGOING TO CALL YOU.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH. PLEASEFEEL FREE.

DON'T EXPECT A LENGTHY ANSWER.

I KNOW THAT YOU HAD JESSICAON LAST NIGHT.

>> Jon: YES.

>> AND PEOPLE KEEP SAYING I WANTYOU TO EXPLAIN "INTERSTELLAR"

TO ME.>> Jon: YES.

>> AND I SORT OF, I HAVEN'T SEENIT YET BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IF I

DON'T SEE IT THEN I WON'T HAVETO EXPLAIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT.

>> Jon: YOU WON'T HAVE TOEXPLAIN ANYTHING. I'M HAVING,

THIS IS A WHOLE WEEK, I'MHAVING ACTORS ON OF MOVIES THAT

PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO SEEMORE THAN MINE.

IT'S A WHOLE WEEK WHERE IBROUGHT PEOPLE ON.

AND THEN THEY COME ON AND I GOLIKE YOUR MOVIE'S GREAT.

ALTHOUGH ...

>> I WENT AND SAW YOUR FILM.

>> Jon: DID YOU GO?

>> I SAW IT THIS WEEK.IT WAS BEAUTIFUL.

>> Jon: THANK YOU. I REALLYAPPRECIATE THAT.

THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT. I SAWYOURS.

I DIDN'T PAY, BUT I'LL GOPAY NOW.

[APPLAUSE]IT'S REALLY A REMARKABLE FILM,

REMARKABLE PERFOILANCE AND I DIDI SLOBBERED ALL OVER YOU GUYS

AFTERWARDS BECAUSE I WAS SOEXCITED AND IT WAS SUCH A

GREAT THING.>> THANK YOU, MAN.

>> Jon: CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU.

>> SO NICE TO SEE YOU.

>> Jon: "THEORY OF EVERYTHING"IS IN THEATERS NOW.

EDDIE REDMAYNE.

[APPLAUSE] >> THAT'S OUR SHOW, EVERYBODY.

ONCE AGAIN UNFORTUNATELY, IT ISA BAD DAY FOR PEOPLE IN THE

WORLD WHO LIKE BRILLIANCE.

HERE IT IS, YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN.

>> YOU KNOW, LIKE WHEN YOU GOOUT LIKE ON YOUR SECOND DATE,

YOU KNOW IF YOU EVER ASK ME OUTAGAIN BUT IF YOU DO THEN THAT'S

A DIFFERENT THING THEN, BECAUSEYOU KNOW, THAT'S LATER.

BUT THIS IS OUR FIRST DATE.

>> JENNY, DO YOU KNOW WHATYOU'RE GOING TO SAY?

I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE GOINGTO SAY.

YOU'RE GOING TO SAY I WOULDN'TRESPECT YOU, RIGHT? RIGHT?

LOOK JENNY, I WANT TO TELL YOURIGHT HERE AND NOW THAT I WOULD

RESPECT YOU LIKE CRAZY.

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