Emily Blunt teaches Jonathan Ross and John Bishop a thing or two about chopping wood.
Emily Blunts talks about a possible sequel to The Devil Wears Prada; Sir Michael Gambon reveals how he misses playing Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films and what it’s like working with Maggie Smith; DJ David Guetta talks about DJ’ing in three counties in one day and John Bishop talks about Sports Relief and support from David Walliams.
Emily Blunt on a possible sequel to The Devil Wears Prada
British actress Emily Blunt made a name for herself after playing Meryl Streep’s paranoid assistant in The Devil Wears Prada. But will there be a sequel to the film?
“Well people are talking about it, “ says Emily when Jonathan asks about a possible second film. “I hear there’s another book that’s been written, so I don’t know if it’s going to happen. I think if everyone came back, but I heard Meryl in an interview the other day and they were like, ‘would you do it Meryl?’ and she went, ‘sure if I didn’t have to lose the f**king weight.’ She hated it, the starvation we went through. We had to be really small,” explains Emily.
Emily on her latest role in the film Looper
In the film Looper, Emily plays a character who lives on her own on a farm and in order to make the part believable, Emily was forced to learn a new skill.
“I had to learn how to chop wood really convincingly,” Emily explains. The actress has the opportunity to show off her wood chopping skills on The Jonathan Ross as an axe and wood are brought into the studio and she gives Jonathan and fellow guest John Bishop a quick lesson on splitting the wood.
Sir Michael Gambon on how much he loved his character Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films
Actor Sir Michael Gambon tells Jonathan about the privilege of playing the character Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films.
“They’ve been the greatest years of my acting life, fantastic,” says Michael of his time playing Dumbledore. “It’s quite simple really (playing the role) I just copied Richard Harris and put a different costume on,” he laughs.
Michael on working with Maggie Smith
Michael has known actress Maggie Smith for years and he tells Jonathan what she is like to work with.
“I’ve known her since I was 23,” says Michael. “She’s fun. She doesn’t take any mucking about,” he explains. “I had to pick her up quite a lot in a dance scene in the great hall. I had to pick Maggie up and every time she came down my hands went like that (he lifts his hands up, implying they went up her skirt). I wasn’t doing it deliberately but she was quite annoyed about that. She said ‘you better stop that,’” laughs Michael.
DJ David Guetta on DJ’ing in three countries in one day.
French DJ David Guetta tells Jonathan about how much he loves his job and explains that at his busiest he was DJ’ing in three countries in one day.
“One year ago I had to promote the first version (of his album Nothing But The Beat) and I was doing three countries in one day. It was really insane. For one week I was taking a private plane and would start during the day until the end of the night. I would go play for an hour then run and take a plane and go to the next country. It was really insane. That was the craziest thing I’ve done in my life,” explains David. “I love doing this, this is my life,” he continues.
John Bishop on Sports Relief and support from David Walliams
Comedian John Bishop took on a long physical and mental challenge for Sports Relief earlier this year. He explains what it was like.
“David Walliams was the only one who came up to me and said ‘How is your head?’. Everyone else was saying ‘how’s your body’. He’s been through something similar and what happens is you don’t realise how much of your head you offer to it, how much time, the months going up to it, how much it occupies everything. It’s a big thing to do. That hole gets created because you don’t know what to do with yourself,” John explains.