Hank Azaria

  • Aired:  07/31/13
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Hank Azaria discusses his latest roles as a porn auteur in "Lovelace" and a character in the family film, "The Smurfs 2." (5:02)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> John: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, AN ACTOR WHO

CAN CURRENTLY BE SEEN IN

"SMURF 2" AND HIS UPCOMING FILM

IS "LOVELACE."

♪ IF YOU AIN'T IN YOUR THING

LIKE YOU WANT TO GET YOUR THING

♪ ♪

>> JERRY?

>> YEAH.

>> NOT A CLOUD IN THE SKY.

WHAT'S WITH THE ( BLEEP ) SHAD

SHADOWS.

YOUR SHAD ROSE COSTING ME

HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS.

>> YOU WANT TO TURN THE LIGHTS

OFF.

( BLEEP ).

NO PROBLEM.

I'LL TURN THEM OFF.

( BLEEP ).

>> MAKE A MOVIE WITHOUT LIGHTS.

>> John: PLEASE WELCOME BACK

TO THE SHOW THE FANTASTIC HANK

AZARIA.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> John: PLEASE, PLEASE,

PLEASE.

"LOVELACE," IT'S ABOUT LINDA

LOVELACE, OF COURSE, STAR AND/OR

VICTIM OF "DEEP THROAT."

>> YES, TALK ABOUT THE LACE ON

MY WIG AS YOU SAW THERE.

>> John: THAT WAS SOME WIG.

WHEN SOMEONE COMES TO YOU AND

SAYS WE'RE LOOKING FOR A

CD EXPLOITATIVE GREASEBALL IN

THIS MOVIE, WE THOUGHT YOU'D BE

PERFECT.

>> I'M SHOCK YOU ACTUALLY HAD

THE QUOTE THAT THEY USED.

( LAUGHTER )

WELL, MY BUDDY WROTE THE FILM.

AND THOUGHT OF ME.

>> John: THAT IS WORSE.

>> SO, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE

ASK ME, "WERE YOU HESITANT TO DO

THIS MOVIE?"

LIKE, "DID YOU WORRY BECAUSE

IT'S ABOUT PORNOGRAPHY?"

WHAT YEAR IS THIS?

WE'RE POST "BOOGIE NIGHTS" HERE.

WHEN I SAW THE TOUPEE, I WAS A

LITTLE CONCERNED.

I PLAYED THE MAN WHO REALLY DID

WRITE AND DIRECT "DEEP THROAT"

AND HE REALLY DID HAVE A PIECE--

ACTUALLY, HIS WAS WORSE.

>> John: WOW.

>> AND HE WAS A HAIRDRESSER.

>> John: NO WAY.

>> A WOMAN'S HAIRSTYLIST AND HE

HAD THAT ON HIS HEAD.

>> John: PORN AND POLITICS ARE

AMERICA'S LAST REMAINING BOOM

INDUSTRIES, AND AS YOU SAW FROM

THE SECOND ACT, THEY'RE

BASICALLY FUSED WITH WEINER AND

THIS OTHER GUY.

IT'S HARD TO OVERSTATE JUST HOW

SUCCESSFUL "DEEP THROAT" WAS FOR

A MOVIE.

>> IT MADE AN UNBELIEVABLE

AMOUNT OF MONEY.

I GUESS THEN CAME "DEBBIE DOES

DALLAS" AND "BEYOND THE GREEN

DOOR."

AND POOR LINDA LOVELACE NEVER

SAW A PENNY.

>> John: OH, WHAT A SURPRISE.

>> I KNOW.

>> John: WHAT A SHOCK-- A

WOMAN IN PORN DID NOT SEE LOTS

OF MONEY ON THE BACKEND.

( LAUGHTER )

( APPLAUSE )

>> CAREFUL HOW YOU USE THE TERM

"BACKEND."

>> John: I WAS HALFWAY THROUGH

THAT SENTENCE THINKING, "I KNOW

THIS END BADLY."

>> HAS A DIFFERENT MEANING IN

PORN.

BUT TODAY, THEY-- I DON'T BEEN

BACKEND, BUT THEY DO-- THEY GET

HIGHLY PAID.

>> John: RIGHT.

>> THEY MAKE A NICE LIVING.

>> John: THE CLEVER THING

ABOUT THIS MOVIE IT'S THE SAME

STORY TOLD TWICE.

YOU GET THE GLAMMUOUS VERSION OF

IT FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE

FILM WHEN IT IS FUNNY, IN WHICH

ARE YOU APPEAR AND THE SECOND

HALF YOU GET THE REALITY OF WHAT

YOU'VE JUST SEEN, WHICH WAS

APPALLING.

>> HORRIBLE.

>> John: BECAUSE SHE SUFFERED

DEEPLY, WAS EXPLOITED ON AN

INCREDIBLE SCALE, AND WAS NOT

RESPECTED IN ANY HUMAN FORM.

>> NO, AND WHEN SHE CAME FORWARD

TO REVEAL THAT SHE GOT A LOT OF

CRAP FOR THAT, TOO.

YOU KNOW, THE WAY SHE ACTUALLY

PUT IT WAS, "EVERY TIME YOU SEE

ME HAVING SEX ON SCREEN IN 'DEEP

THROAT' I WAS BEING RAPED."

THAT'S THE WAY SHE FELT ABOUT

IT.

IT WAS A HARD TIME FOR HER.

I HAVE NEVER SEEN A MOVIE

STRUCTURED THE WAY YOU JUST

MENTIONED.

I'VE NEVER SEEN IT WHERE IT

STARTS OVER AGAIN AND SHOWS

YOUUE ENJOYED THAT STORY.

NOW WHY DON'T YOU SEE WHAT

REALLY HAPPENED.

>> THAT'S THE INTERESTING THING.

IT SAYS YOU ENJOYED THAT STORY?

GUESS WHAT, YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE

DONE.

LET'S LOOK AT THE REALITY OF IT.

IT MAKES YOU COMPLICITY IN WHAT

YOU JUST HAVE BEEN-- WHETHER

TITULATED OR ENJOYED IT, IT

MAKES YOU REGRET LAUGHING AT

EVERY POINT OF THE STORY-- APART

FROM THE WIG.

THAT WAS GOOD.

( LAUGHTER )

WE'VE NOT MET BEFORE, BUT WE

HAVE ACTUALLY WORKED TOGETHER.

>> THAT'S TRUE.

>> John: IN "SMURFS 2" AND I'M

A SMURF.

>>.I'M

>> I ADMIRE YOUR COMEDY AND VERY

GLAD YOU'RE IN "SMURF 2" WITH

ME.

>> John: "LOVELACE" IS

FANTASTIC.

"SMURF 2 I'VE NOT SEEN.

I'M SURE IT'S GREAT.

>> IT IS.

>> John: "LOVELACE" WILL BE IN

THEATERS ON AUGUST

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