Julia Louis-Dreyfus: “Downhill” Is About Good People Making Bad Choices And Seeking Redemption

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: “Downhill” Is About Good People Making Bad Choices And Seeking Redemption


I’M SO
HAPPY, I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU OUT THERE VIEWING TONIGHT’S SHOW,
BECAUSE MY FIRST GUEST TONIGHT IS ONE OF THE FUNNIEST PEOPLE ON
THE PLANET. HER NEW MOVIE IS “DOWNHILL.”>>HERE’S WHAT I THINK YOU’RE
NOT PICKING UP ON. THIS WAS A HUGE EVENT FOR OUR
FAMILY, OKAY. AND, SIR, I DON’T WANT TO MAKE
THIS A LEGAL MATTER BETWEEN US. I DON’T.>>REALLY?>>NO, I DON’T WANT– WHAT I’M
SAYING IS WHAT I DON’T WANT.>>WE’RE NOT IN AMERICA WHERE
YOU SUE BECAUSE YOUR COFFEE IS HOT, MADAM.>>SCREW YOU. I’M AN ATTORNEY.>>YOU HEARD OUR COMPLAINT–
>>YEAH, WELL, SOMEONE NEEDS TO HEAR IT.>>THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.>>AND NO THANK YOU FOR YOUR
TIME FROM ME. THAT IS FOR CERTAIN. I’VE GOT IT, OKAY?>>OKAY.>>Stephen: PLEASE WELCOME BACK
TO “THE LATE SHOW,” JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS! ♪ ♪ ♪
( APPLAUSE )
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>THANK YOU! WOOOO! THANK YOU! SIT! SIT! THANK YOU!>>Stephen: DELIGHTFUL.>>WOW.>>Stephen: SO NICE TO SEE YOU
AGAIN.>>I’M GOING TO COME BACK HERE
EVERY NIGHT GLI HOPE SO, I HOPE SO.>>SO GOOD TO SEE YOU.>>Stephen: NICE TO SEE YOU,
TOO.>>MY FRIEND STEVE GLEN ALWAYS A
DELIGHT TO SEE YOU. WE ALL JUST SAW YOU RECENTLY AT
THE OSCARS WITH YOUR COSTAR– HOLD ON A SECOND– WITH YOUR
COSTAR, WILL FERRELL.>>YES, THAT’S US.>>Stephen: NOW, I’M FANCY. I’M NOT THIS FANCY.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: I HAVE NEVER
BEEN– I HAVE NEVER BEEN. IS IT FUN? IS OSCAR NIGHT FUN?>>I CAN TELL YOU SOMETHING? I’D NEVER BEEN.>>Stephen: REALLY, HOW IS
THAT POSSIBLE?>>THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO KNOW.>>Stephen: IT’S JULIE
LOUIS-DREYFUS.>>I KNOW, THAT’S WHAT I’VE BEEN
SAYING FOR YEARS. THAT APPARENTLY DOESN’T FLY.>>Stephen: IT’S ON YOUR
LICENSE.>>EXACTLY. NO, BUT IT WAS ACTUALLY TOTALLY
THRILLING TO BE THERE. IT REALLY WAS. AND ALSO TERRIFYING. I’M SO GLAD THAT OUR BIT IS OVER
BECAUSE I WAS REALLY NERVOUS.>>Stephen: SURE. IT WENT GREAT.>>THANK YOU. YEAH. IT WAS FUN TO DO.>>Stephen: “I’M BEING TOLD IT
WENT GREAT. I’M BEING TOLD IT WENT REALLY
GOOD, REALLY GREAT.” WOULD YOU HAVE HAD AS MUCH FUN
IF YOU WERE NOMINATED, DO YOU THINK?>>NO.>>Stephen: YOU CAN JUST GO
AND HAVE FUN. BUT IF YOU’RE NOMINATED, YOU
HAVE TO PRETEND TO BE HAVING FUN.>>THERE WAS TENSION IN THE
ROOM. THEY HAD ALL THESE MUSICAL ACTS
THIS YEAR. ELTON JOHN IS PERFORMING. IT WAS COOL AS HELL.>>Stephen: PARTIES OR
ANYTHING LIKE THAT?>>WE– WE WENT TO THE
GOVERNOR’S BALL RIGHT AFTERWARDS. AND VERY BRIEFLY, BUT THEN WE
HAD TO GET HOME BECAUSE I WAS FLYING TO NEW YORK TO COME AND
DO THIS CRAP HERE. SO…>>Stephen:I’M SO SORRY.>>YEAH.( APPLAUSE ).>>YOU PREVENTED ME FROM —
>>Stephen: I APOLOGIZE–>>FROM HAVING A REALLY LONG
NIGHT.>>Stephen: AS I SAID, YOUR
COSTAR FROM “DOWNHILL”, WILL FERRELL, PRESENTED WITH YOU. IT’S AN ADAPTATION OF A 2014
SWEDISH FILM.>>THAT’S CORRECT.>>Stephen: CAN YOU GIVE
PEOPLE THE PREMISE? CAN WE SAY THE EVENT? ARE WE DOING THAT?>>YES, I’M GOING TO EXPLAIN
THAT. IT’S AN AMERICAN ADAPTATION OF
THIS SWEDISH FILM, AND ESSENTIALLY WHAT THE FILM IS
ABOUT IS AN AMERICAN FAMILY IS ON VACATION IN AUSTRIA, AND I
FEEL LIKE I SHOULD BE DIRECTING THIS TO OUR GROUP.>>Stephen: SURE, THAT’S FINE. I’VE ALREADY HEARD IT.>>OKAY. AND THEY’RE HAVING A LOVELY
TIME. THEY’RE ABOUT A DAY INTO THEIR
VACATION. THEY’RE ON THE MOUNTAIN. THEY’RE EATING OUTSIDE, HAVING
LUNCH AT AN OUTDOOR RESTAURANT ON THE MOUNTAIN. ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE’S A BOOM. THEY LOOK UP, AND THERE’S AN
AVALANCHE COMING VERY– BUT IT’S VERY, VERY, VERY FAR AWAY. AND AS PEOPLE STAND UP AND START
TAKING PICTURES AND SO ON. BUT THEN IT SEEMS TO GET CLOSER
AND CLOSER. AND ALL OF A SURGEON IT’S, LIKE,
REALLY CLOSE. AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, IT SEEMS AS
IF IT’S ALMOST UPON THEM. AND IT’S ABOUT TO HIT THEM. AND THE MOTHER– I PLAY THAT
PART–( APPLAUSE )
WOO-HOO, FOR MOMS! YAY FOR MOTHERS, RIGHT? AND THE MOM GRABS HER TWO KIDS,
AND THE DAD, PLAYED BY MY FRIEND WILL FERRELL, GRABS HIS CELL
PHONE AND RUNS IN THE OTHER DIRECTION.( LAUGHTER )
AND THAT’S WHERE THE MOVIE TAKES OFF. AND IT’S ABOUT SORT OF THE
UNRAVELING OF THAT MOMENT FORWARD, YEAH, YEAH.>>Stephen: UH-HUH. IT’S HARROWING TO WATCH. IT’S A REALLY FUNNY MOVIE. BUT THAT MOMENT, EVERY– I THINK
EVERY MAN WHO WATCHES THAT THINKS, “WHAT WOULD I HAVE
DONE?”>>KNOW. I KNOW.>>Stephen: YOU SAY TO
YOURSELF, “I WOULD NEVER RUN.” OF COURSE NOT.>>OF COURSE, NOT.>>Stephen: BUT THEN YOU DON’T
KNOW. HAVE YOU TALKED ABOUT THIS WITH
YOUR LOVELY HUSBAND, BRAD?>>YES, WELL HE WOULD ABSOLUTELY
STAY AND PROTECT ME.( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: DO YOU THINK– DO YOU THINK HE WOULD STAY?>>DO I THINK HE WOULD STAY?>>Stephen: DO YOU THINK YOU
WOULD STAY?>>NO, I WOULD TAKE OFF LIKE A
BAT OUT OF HELL. OF COURSE I WOULD STAY. MY CHILDREN AND EVERYTHING,
100%. WE ALL THINK WE WOULD STAY. BUT WHAT THIS MOVIE IS REALLY
ABOUT IS GOOD PEOPLE SOMETIMES MAKE BAD CHOICES.>>Stephen: SURE.>>AND HOW DOES ONE REDEEM
THEMSELVES FROM THOSE MOMENTS?>>Stephen: YES.>>AND THAT’S REALLY WHAT THE
STORY IS ABOUT. OR SORT OF OWN UP TO IT, YOU
KNOW. IT’S ABOUT TELLING THE TRUTH. AND —
>>Stephen: IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS.>>CORRECT.>>Stephen: THEY END UP
TELLING EACH OTHER THE TRUTH IN A LOT OF VERY UNCOMFORTABLE AND
FUNNY WAYS.>>TENSE.>>Stephen: IN TENSE WAYS,
YES, YES, YES.>>IT’S VERY TENSE.>>Stephen: AND IF YOU’VE EVER
TAKEN YOUR KIDS SKIING, JUST THE TENSION OF GETTING YOUR KIDS
READY TO GO SKIING.>>IT’S UNBELIEVABLE.>>Stephen: FORCING THE FEET
INTO THE BOOTS.>>THE CRYING AND SHE IT’S
FREEZING, AND YOU FINALLY GET THEM DRESSED AND THEY’RE BOILING
AND THEY WANT TO TALK IT OFF, YOU KNOW,.>>Stephen: AND THEY’RE
MISSING ONE GLOVE.>>RIGHT. YEAH WE HAVE THAT SCENE.>>Stephen: THERE’S A SCENE
WHERE THEY’RE MISSING ONE GLOVE, AND MY WIFE AND I CLUTCHED ON TO
EACH OTHER FOR THE WHOLE THING. YEAH.>>VERY TENSE.>>Stephen: VERY TENSE.>>BUT GOOD TENSE. YOU’LL DIG IT.>>Stephen: IT’S A GREAT
VALENTINE’S DAY MOVIE IF YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS REALLY SOLID
BEFORE YOU GO INTO THE FILM.>>EXACTLY.>>Stephen: NOW, LISTEN, YOU
SHOT IN AUSTRIA.>>I DID.>>Stephen: NICE WORK IF YOU
CAN GET IT.>>TELL ME ABOUT IT.>>Stephen: YEAH.>>WE WERE IN THE ALPS FOR,
LIKE, TWO MONTHS.>>Stephen:URE AND ONE OF THE
PRODUCERS ON THE FILM.>>I AM.>>Stephen: AND YOU WERE LIKE,
“LET’S SHOOT THIS IN AUSTRIA.”>>CORRECT.>>Stephen: AND YOU SKI,
RIGHT?>>I SKI.>>Stephen: SO THIS IS ALL
WORKING OUT FOR YOU.>>EXCEPT TO SAY IT’S NOT LIKE
WE COULD SHUT THE MOUNTAIN DOWN AND SORT OF HAVE IT TO
OURSELVES. IT’S NOT LIKE WE WERE– IT WAS
PRETTY SORT OF RUN-AND-GUN. AND IT WAS REALLY COLD. AND WE WERE ON THE MOUNTAINTOP
ALL DAY LONG SHOOTING IN NATURAL LIGHT, ET CETERA, ET CETERA.>>Stephen: SURE, SURE, SURE. SO WE SHOULD BE SYMPATHETIC FOR
YOUR PLIGHT. WE CAN’T BELIEVE YOU HAD TO
SUFFER THROUGH.>>PITY MOORKS EVERYONE.>>Stephen: YOU SENT ALONG
SOME PHOTY.>>IT’S VERY GLAM.>>Stephen: WHERE IS THIS?>>THIS IS MY AND WILL IN OUR
DRESSING ROOM. ( CLEARS THROAT )
TRYING TO WARM IT UP WITH SOME WOOD TO PUT IT INTO THE FIRE.( LAUGHTER )
BY THE WAY, I’M NOT KIDDING. THIS IS WHERE WE WERE HANGING
OUT WAITING TO COME OUTSIDE. THIS IS THIS TINY LITTLE SHACK
ON THE MOUNTAINTOP.>>Stephen: EVERYBODY STILL
HAVE THEIR FINGERS AND TOES AT THE END OF THIS?>>LAST I CHECKED, BUT YOU NEVER
KNOW.>>Stephen: THIS IS HOLDING,
THE HOLD OOGHT GLAMMUOUS HOLDING AREA.>>THIS IS THE HOLDING AREA UP
TOP ON THE ALPS. FOR REAL! I MEAN, IT WAS NICE TO HAVE THE
CHAIR, I GOTTA TELL YOU.>>Stephen: DID YOU GUYS HAVE
OXYGEN?>>THEY HAD OXYGEN THERE.>>Stephen: DID YOU EVER HIT
IT?>>NO.>>Stephen: NOT EVEN A
LITTLE–>>I’M TOUGH AS NAILS. WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?>>Stephen: I FORGOT PUP
WORKED AS A SHERPA FOR MANY YEARS, RIGHT?>>YEAH.>>Stephen: THIS IS– THIS IS
THE TRUEST PHOTOGRAPH. THIS IS YOU JUST MISERABLY COLD.>>BUT LOOK —
>>Stephen: WITH NOT ONE BUT–>>TWO COATS AND TWO HOT WATER
BOTTLES. AND WHAT YOU’RE NOT SEEING IS
I’M ALSO SITTING ON A HOT WATER BOTTLE.( LAUGHTER ).>>Stephen: THAT’S NICE.>>YEAH, YEAH. BUT I’M TELLING YOU, IT REALLY
WAS– IT REALLY WAS FUN. IT WAS VERY EXOTIC.>>Stephen: JULIA WE HAVE TO
TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF A BREAK.>>OH, BUMMER.>>Stephen: WE HAVE TO PAY THE
BILLS.>>Stephen: WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK
WITH MORE JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS.

100 thoughts on “Julia Louis-Dreyfus: “Downhill” Is About Good People Making Bad Choices And Seeking Redemption

  1. She's gorgeous and so funny but my favorite thing about her is her voice and how she always sounds excited. She's so adorable and I have a huge crush on her and yes she's much older than me but who cares

  2. 4 reasons Seinfeld was so successful and we are looking at one right now, thanks Julia Louis Dreyfus 😆😁😂🤣

  3. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is absolutely unmatched in so many ways. She's an awesome Mom, actress and person. It's been a real joy to watch her evolve since the early days at SNL and Seinfeld.

  4. Maybe just maybe women can in fact defeat the wall, she is proof of it… and be funny too!!

    She hit the wall but came out of it with very few scratches!! She is still so talented and beautiful.

  5. Can't wait to see where this was shot. I left America over 30 years ago and live in the German Alps. I've skied all over. Dying to know if I'm familiar with where they were. And yes, she is gorgeous.

  6. I'm picturing a prime time sitcom w/ stephen and julia as very unpolitical parents finding themselves somehow giving birth to, and accidently parenting into existence, the Gretta archetype

  7. "oh the hardship of preparing kids for a skiing. Those tiny feet in those …." my got, this got unrelatable for so many so quick. .

  8. "Downhill" Is About Good People Making Bad Choices And Seeking Redemption.
    Let me fix that sentence. "Parasite" Is About Good People Making Bad Choices And Seeking Redemption. "Downhill" is a piece of dogshit Will Ferrell movie.

  9. i do love her acting.. i love her interviews, and i dig most of her characters she plays. but I get such joy out of watching her root on her son at basketball games.

  10. The Will Ferrell character voted for Trump–completely turned his back on the USA just like he turned his back on the family.

  11. I was there in person last night… Such a cool show. She was wonderful. I felt that statement about the movie can be apply to what happened in 2016, good people made bad decisions. hopefully we can find something in our souls as Americans to mix and not repeat history.

  12. Stephen, I`ll sue you cause this 50years old woman turned me on. filthy. filthy!
    edit: she is 59? that can`t be true! how is that possible?

  13. How can a living human being look so good???? I’m pretty sure she is a vampire 🧛‍♀️ a pretty, smart, funny and beautiful vampire.

  14. Why does Hollywood have to remake European movies the moment they see them?
    Force Majeure was released in just 2014, played and won in Cannes and was nominated for Golden Globe.

    I think that's just disrespectful. Intouchables all over again…

  15. Still laugh constantly over her bit on Christmas Vacation….oh good grief…gets a squirrel and dog on her, and then back their house all hagered, and slugs her husband…LOOOL!!!!

  16. I dont remember maybe LUCY from I love Lucy is when I remember seeing someone who is SO TALENTED but is so humble and connectable on a regular mundane humane level. WAY TO GO ELAINE and KUDOS STEPHEN for calling her over. LOVE ITTTTTT!!!!!!

  17. Julia is a great and funny actress, but I saw "Downhill" at Sundance this year, and there wasn't a laugh moment in the entire movie. A drama about an overbearing wife making the husband's life a living hell.

  18. Downhill is obviously a remake of the brilliant Force Majeure. It will most likely be watered down and safe like all American remakes. I can't stand Will Ferrell but Julia Louis Dreyfus is in it so I will eventually watch it because of her. She is a National Treasure.

  19. I haven't seen Downhill yet, but Force Majeure is brilliant. It feels like this American version is pushing the comedy, which I'm not sure will work for this type of story. But like I said, I have yet to see it and Louis-Dreyfus and Farrell are great actors, so who knows? It could just be the US marketing that's off.

  20. I like these actors but they basically missed the point of the original film (which is a masterpiece) and americanised yet another film as they keep rehashing other peoples ideas. I won’t be watching this cheap remake.

  21. Civilians imagining not running during a natural disaster is always fun to call their bluff when it inevitably happens. Everybody runs.

  22. Part of the one tenth of the one percent. Her family is worth Billions from trading. Veneration of her is seriously disturbing.

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