Olivia Wilde

  • Aired:  09/26/12
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"Butter" star Olivia Wilde remembers her childhood babysitter Christopher Hitchens and describes singing the vagina song in an all-female Kenyan village. (5:44)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, HER NEW FILM IS CALLED "BUTTER."

>> YOU WANT A COOKIE BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO GET PREGNANT?

>> I GET PREGNANT LIKE ONCE A MONTH!

>> DO YOU HONESTLY THINK YOU'RE ANYTHING MORE THAN A CHEAP LAY TO HIM?

HE'LL GET BORED.

AFTER THAT HE'LL COME RIGHT BACK WHERE HE BELONGS-- TO MY HOUSE.

>> LISTEN WOULD YOU PREFER IT IF I DIDN'T ENTER THIS WHOLE BUTTER CONTEST THING?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> EXCELLENT!

IT'S ON.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: PLEASE WELCOME OLIVIA WILDE.

HELLO!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) OLIVIA WILDE!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

>> Jon: FIRST OF ALL, THE MOVIE IS-- NOT ONLY IS THE MOVIE FUNNY, NEW IT WITH SOME OF OUR FAVORITE PEOPLE HERE.

YOUR ROB CORD DRIES, YOUR CHRISTIAN SCHAAL.

>> YOUR DIRE STAFF IS IN THIS MOVIE.

PATRICK STEWART WHO IS NOW ON OUR STAFF WILL BE IN THIS MOVIE.

>> I BEAT HIM OUT BY, LIKE, ONE AWE DECONTAMINATION.

(LAUGHTER) IT WAS NECK IN NECK.

IT WAS ROUGH WHEN I SAW HIM BACK STATION.

>> Jon: HE'S NOT OVER IT, IS HE?

HE NEVER GETS OVER IT.

HOW ARE YOU DOING?

YOU'RE DOING-- YOU HAVE SO MANY INTERESTING THINGS I HAVE TO ASK YOU ABOUT.

CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, ONE OF OUR FAVORITE GUESTS ON THIS PROGRAM, THE LATE GREAT CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS WAS YOUR BABYSITTER.

>> (LAUGHS) YEAH, YEAH.

>> Jon: HOW DID THAT-- FIRST OF ALL, HOW ARE YOU STILL ALIVE?

(LAUGHTER) SECOND OF ALL--

>> I KNOW, MY BLOOD IS RUNNING WITH SCOTCH.

(LAUGHTER) HE WAS AMAZING.

>> Jon: WAS HE JUST A NEIGHBOR AND YOUR FOLKS WON'T OVER THERE AND SAID, LIKE, "HEY, DUDE, CAN

COULD YOU WATCH OUR KIDS?"

>> "HOLD OUR BABY, YOU LOOK TRUSTWORTHY." (LAUGHTER).

>> Jon: EXACTLY.

WAS YOUR FAMILY FRIENDS?

>> YES, THEY WERE ALL JOURNALISTS TOGETHER.

THERE'S THIS GREAT GROUP OF INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS AND SADLY THEY'RE DYING OUT SLOWLY BUT HE WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST

AND I WAS VERY LUCKY TO KNOW HIM.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Jon: WE USED TO LOVE HAVING HIM ON THE SHOW.

AND I WAS ALWAYS AMAZED AT HIS BREADTH OF RECALL BECAUSE HE HAD--

>> RIGHT, I KNOW, ONE WOULD THINK THERE WOULDN'T BE MUCH RECALL.

(LAUGHTER).

>> Jon: IF I GET LET'S SAY FOUR HOURS OF SLEEP I CAN'T REMEMBER WHEN THINK BIRTHDAY IS BUT THIS GUY--

>> I KNOW!

>> Jon: I ALWAYS WONDERED IF YOU PICKLE YOUR BRAIN--

>> WELL, MAYBE THAT'S WHAT DOES IT.

>> Jon: IS-- IS THAT HOW IT KEEPS IN THE SO WELL.

HE IS SO MISSED.

THE WRITING AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

YOU HAVE A SPECIAL COMING UP ON-- WHERE IS IT AIRING?

>> PBS.

IT'S VERY COOL.

IT'S A DOCUMENTARY CALLED "HALF THE SKY" BASED ON THE GREAT BOOK KREUPB BY NICHOLAS KRISTOF.

IT'S ABOUT WOMEN IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD WHO STARTED AMAZING ORGANIZATIONS TO TURN OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY AND

I GOT TO GO TO KENYA WITH NICK KRISTOF WHICH WAS AMAZING AND WE HAD A GREAT TIME.

>> Jon: IS THAT YOUR FIRST TIME IN KENYA?

>> YES.

>> Jon: I HAVE NEVER BEEN.

I'VE BEEN TO NEARBY-- CONNECTICUT IS NOT NEAR THERE, IS IT?

WHERE IS KENYA?

>> IF YOU GO A FEW MILES NORTH, ACROSS A BIG OCEAN.

>> Jon: SO THERE IS WATER.

>> YOU GET THERE.

IT'S AMAZING.

MOST PEOPLE KNOW KENYA FOR THE SAFARIS AND ANIMALS AND THAT'S EXTRAORDINARY AND EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THAT.

BUT KENYA HAS INCREDIBLE PEOPLE AND ALSO A LOT OF PROBLEMS AND THERE'S A LOT OF OPPRESSION OF WOMEN SO I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO

MEET SOME OF THESE WOMEN WHO STARTED MICROFINANCING ORGANIZATIONS WHICH IS A GREAT TOOL IN ENDING GLOBAL POVERTY

AND GOT TO HANG OUT WITH THEM.

I GOT TO GO TO A VILLAGE OF ALL WOMEN.

ALL WOMEN.

>> Jon: A VILLAGE OF ALL WOMEN.

>> YEAH!

>> Jon: IS THAT ON PURPOSE?

DID THEY KICK THE MEN OUT?

(LAUGHTER)

>> YOU KNOW WHAT?

THEY DID.

IT'S GREAT.

EVERYTHING WORKS SO WELL.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) IT'S FANTASTIC!

IT'S A VILLAGE-- THEY HAD TO CREATE THIS VILLAGE-- (LAUGHTER).

TO ESCAPE OPPRESSION AND VIOLENCE.

>> Jon: LET ME ASK YOU PERSONALLY.

ARE THERE DANCES?

ARE THERE TIMES WHEN THEY WOULD INVITE MEN OVER FOR TEA?

>> (LAUGHS) FOR TEA.

THEY INVITED ME OVER AND THEY WERE SINGING A SONG AND THEY WERE DANCING WHEN I ARRIVED AND I WAS DANCING ALONG AND I

THOUGHT THIS WAS A WELCOME SONG AND I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND AND LATER I SAID "WHAT WERE WE ALL SINGING TOGETHER?"

AND THEY SAID "THAT WAS THE VAGINA SONG." (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) AND I THOUGHT "HOW DID THEY KNOW THAT THAT WAS MY SONG?

THEY MUST HAVE GOOGLED ME.

(LAUGHTER).

>> Jon: WHAT IS THE VAGINA SONG AND IS IT ANYTHING LIKE THAT "CALL ME MAYBE"?

(LAUGHTER)

>> THERE'S A WHOLE LOT OF COPYRIGHT ISSUES THERE.

>> Jon: NOW ARE THEY ABLE TO-- AS THEY TAKE IT OFF-- DO THEY FIND-- THEY FIND STRENGTH IN EACH OTHER?

THEY'VE OVERCOME THESE TERRIBLE CIRCUMSTANCES AND THEY'RE BUILDING THIS.

WILL THEY BE ABLE TO PROTECT THIS SECURITY THAT THEY HAVE NOW?

HOW ARE THEY ABLE TO--

>> IT'S VERY DANGEROUS.

THEY GET ATTACKED ALL THE TIME.

IT'S VERY SCARY.

BUT THEY'RE DOING A GREAT JOB.

THEY HAVE A BUSINESS, THEY MAKE JEWELRY SO THAT THEY CAN SELL IT AND SUSTAIN THEMSELVES.

BUT IT'S SCARY.

I MEAN, I THINK THE MEN ARE VERY JEALOUS THEY'RE RUNNING SUCH A GREAT VILLAGE.

>> Jon: AND THEY'VE DONE SO WELL FOR THEMSELVES.

I WISH YOU THE BEST.

WHEN IS THAT ON?

>> THAT'S ON OCTOBER 1 AND 2 ON PBS AT 9:00 P.M.

>> Jon: I WOULD URGE EVERYONE TO WATCH IT AND ALSO SEE "BUTTER."

>> SEE "BUTTER"!

>> Jon: AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AND IN THEATERS OCTOBER 5.

OLIVIA

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