-I haven’t seen you in a while. I just want to say congrats. “Call Me by Your Name”
was unbelievable. And that was a —
[ Cheers and applause ] It was fantastic. I loved it
from the beginning to end. I was like — Even the credits,
I loved the credits. I go, “I’ve never seen a — But, dude, you just hit
a home run in that. You were so fantastic in that. -Yeah.
-Congrats on that. I didn’t get a chance
to tell you that. You did a great job on that.
-It was a fun ride, man. It was a great experience
to get to make, and just the process
of shooting a movie in Italy is always fantastic ’cause there’s always great food
and wine during lunch. -Yeah, it just felt like —
I mean, where was that shot? -Yeah, we shot it all in Crema,
the town that it takes place in. -I want to live there.
-I know. I know. -It’s so — It is so beautiful.
-Yeah. -Everything was just great,
but I just — Everyone worked perfect
together, but, man, you were
just outstanding in that. -Yeah, thank you. Let me say this
for the viewers at home. You smell amazing. [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] -Thank you. -Yeah, it’s like a real —
It’s a real thing. I’m like, “Good God,
you smell good.” It makes me feel like —
I think you smell so good. Does that mean that
I actually smell bad and I’m used to my own smell?
-No, you smell good, too. This is all Pert Plus.
That’s all it is. Yeah. That’s all you need.
-Pert Plus. -Thank you, buddy.
I appreciate that. Also, you did the audio book. -I did.
Yeah. -But that was different. -Yeah, well, I play —
I play Oliver in the movie, and the book is written
almost entirely from the perspective of Elio. It’s like his inner thoughts
and his whole thing. So, it was really interesting
to go from focusing on the movie to only Oliver’s point of view to reading the book only from
Elio’s point of view. -You did movie first? -I did the movie first and then
the audio book afterwards. So as I was reading
the audio book, I’d get to scenes
and just like — I’d have to stop
and just sort of, like, bask in the memories of Italy
and the sunshine and all that. -Would you have — You’re like, “Would I have played that
differently now if I knew –” Oh, 100%. I was also like,
“I really [bleep] up that scene. Should’ve done that
a little different.” -No. You didn’t.
You did it great. Are you nervous
to be on Broadway? This is your debut here.
This is your — This is your — -Yeah.
[ Cheers and applause ] Yes.
-Is it your theater — Is it your theater debut or no? -Yeah, this is
my Broadway debut. I’ve done theater before. I mean, I don’t want
to toot my own horn here. -Toot away. -But I did play Rooster Hannigan
in “Annie” in sixth grade. -Yes, we know that. We all saw that.
That was unbelievable. -Of course.
-You were who again? -Rooster Hannigan.
-That’s right, Rooster Hannigan. Yeah, of course. -Yeah, might have been the peak
of my career. It’s been all downhill
since then really. -You really got as much
as you could out of Rooster. -I can sing at least two bars
of “Easy Street,” and that’s all I remember, yeah. -But this is —
this is a big deal. We love my man Josh Charles. -Yeah, Josh Charles is great. You know,
Paul Schneider is great. -Oh, Paul Schneider.
He was in a movie — You ever see
“George Washington”? Was that the —
-Which one? -“George Washington.”
You ever seen — -You’re going to
call me out on this? I have to go see him at work
tomorrow. No, I didn’t see it.
-Oh. We’ll cut this out.
We’ll cut this out. -Sorry, Paul.
-No, we’ll cut this out. He’s amazing.
-No, don’t. Leave it. I actually want Paul
to see that. -Oh, really?
You do? -Doing — -I think it was
a David Gordon Green movie. -I play the younger brother
in the play. So this is like…
-This is perfect. You’re like,
“I don’t know your stuff.” -Yeah.
-Yeah. -Doing a play is totally
different then doing a movie. I will tell you that.
-Really? -It’s just like
a totally different muscle. It’s like the same way
that, like, working out is working out,
but, like, CrossFit is different than, like, riding a bike is different than, like,
just lifting weights. It’s all a different thing. Like, in a movie, you have to
memorize five pages a day or something like that,
which is doable. We have to have 120 pages
of dialogue memorized. And once you start,
you don’t stop till it’s over. So if you mess up, like, it’s a very awkward
and uncomfortable few moments. -Yeah. ‘Cause you can’t
really improvise, right? -No. By the way,
if you change a line at all, like if the line is, “Well, you
would have done it differently,” and you change it to, “Well, you
would’ve done it differently,” the stage manager will come up
to you afterwards and go, “You contracted those two words.
Don’t do that again.” You’re like…
-Wow. -No, no, I know. I know.
-Yeah, no, yeah, of course not. Yeah, I will do it differently
next time. Yeah, exactly. What is “Straight White Men”
about? -It’s a story about a family. It’s a dad and his three kids
who are home for the holidays, and it’s three brothers
who are — and the dad — who are all
straight white men. And it’s watching
straight white men deal with when one
of the straight white men stops acting like what society
really expects straight white men to act like and the expectations that are
put on straight white men. -That’s good.
I’m going to check it out. I don’t like to — I won’t
tell you when you I’m coming. -Please don’t. -‘Cause I don’t want to make a
big deal where if you see me, you’ll be like…
-Yeah, yeah. -“You’re doing great.” -‘Cause then I’ll be like,
“Hey, Jimmy! Oh, sorry, Jane. Sorry, sorry.” -Exactly.
He messed that up. -Yeah. -And tell me about the movie
right now. This is a —
-Yeah. “Sorry to Bother You” — -“Sorry to Bother You.” I saw the trailer somewhere. And people were like,
“This is something like I’ve never seen before
in my entire life.” -It is definitely something
like no one’s ever seen before. It is an amazing movie. Boots Riley,
who I’ve been a fan of — I mean, I remember
listening to The Coup, like, driving to high school
and being like, “Yeah [bleep] the man, right,”
you know? And then I got a script
from my agent, and he was like, “Hey, dude, I got a script
that you need to read.” I was like, “Okay, great.” He’s like, “Let me tell you,
it’s kind of crazy.” And I was like, “Great.” He’s like,
“It’s by Boots Riley.” I’m like, “I’m in.” He’s like, “You should
definitely read it first,” and I did. And it’s just an amazing
sort of take on the society
that we live in now where sort of like
the dollar is valued over the value of human life, and is the good
of the individual trumping the good of the group, or is the good of the group
good for the individual? It’s just really interesting
commentary. -It’s also shot weird,
like, different and something like
you’ve just never seen. -Everybody needs to see this
just so you can walk out and go, “What was that?” -Yeah.
I like that.