Jason Clarke’s Mom Made a Beeline for Jamie Foxx

>> Jimmy: JASON, IT’S VERY GOOD TO MEET YOU. I FEEL I’VE SEEN YOU IN SO MANY MOVIES. NOW PUTTING EVERYTHING TOGETHER, HERE YOU ARE. IT’S MIRACULOUS. >> HERE YOU ARE! >> Jimmy: I DIDN’T KNOW YOU WERE AUSTRALIAN WHICH I THINK IS A GREAT TRIBUTE TO YOUR ACTING AND THE ACCENT. >> I AM, I HEAR YOUR BUDDY IS DOWN THERE. >> Jimmy: MY FRIEND IS DOWN THERE? WHICH ONE? >> “I’M ON THE SHOW.” >> Jimmy: I’M ON THE SHOW? OH. MATT DAMON? NOT A BUDDY, NOT A FRIEND. [ LAUGHTER ] NOT A FRIEND, YEAH. IS HE IN AUSTRALIA? >> I HEAR HE IS. >> Jimmy: I HOPE HE NEVER COMES BACK, I REALLY DO. [ LAUGHTER ] >> THAT CAN BE ARRANGEARRANGED. >> Jimmy: WHAT PART OF AUSTRALIA ARE YOU FROM? >> A PLACE CALLED WINTON. >> Jimmy: SMALL TOWN? >> THEY SAY 800, 900. BUT IT’S ABOUT 200. >> Jimmy: 200 PEOPLE? >> YES. >> Jimmy: WOW. >> TWO PUBS. [ LAUGHTER ] >> Jimmy: 200 PEOPLE, TWO PUBS? >> LITERALLY TWO PUBS, YEAH. >> Jimmy: ARE THEY BUSY ALL THE TIME? >> THEY’RE PACKED THE WHOLE TIME. >> Jimmy: PACKED, YEAH. >> IT’S VERY HOT OUT THERE, YEAH. >> Jimmy: WHAT GOES ON? WHAT DID YOUR PARENTS DO FOR WORK IN WINTON? >> MY MOM WAS IN A NUNNERY. MY FATHER WAS A SHEEP SHEARER. AND HE BROKE DOWN. >> Jimmy: THIS IS NOT A JOKE THAT YOU’RE MAKING? >> THIS IS TRUE, MY MOM WAS IN A NINERY, MY FATHER WAS A SHEEP SHEARER. HE GOT A FLAT TIRE, THEY’RE SO FAR OUT THERE IN WINTON, THEY COULDN’T GET TIRES FOR TWO WEEKS. SO THEY MET. THEY STARTED DATING. MY FATHER DECIDED TO SHEAR AROUND THERE. AND 40-ODD YEARS LATER, HERE I AM. >> Jimmy: YOU’RE HERE BECAUSE OF A LACK OF TRANSPORTATION. [ LAUGHTER ] >> BECAUSE I LIKE A GOOD RUBBER. >> Jimmy: THAT’S A DOUBLE, YEAH. [ APPLAUSE ] WAIT A MINUTE. WHAT’S IT LIKE? SHEEP SHEARER. WHAT’S THAT LIKE? >> IT’S HANDS-ON, DUDE. [ LAUGHTER ] >> Jimmy: YEAH, SURE. HOW MANY SHEEP — >> HE’S PRETTY WOOLLY HERE, ISN’T HE. >> Jimmy: HOW MANY SHEEP WOULD YOUR DAD SHEAR? EVERY DAY SHE WAS SHEARING THEM? >> YEAH, YOU GOT PAID PER SHEEP, THAT WAS HOW YOU MADE YOUR LIVING. A RAM, WHICH IS BIG WITH MASSIVE BIG HORNS, YOU TOOK A LOT LONGER, PAID DOUBLE THE GOING RATE. FOR A EWE AND LAMBS WERE THE QUICKEST. A GOOD SHEARER WOULD SHEAR 200 TO 250 A DAY. >> Jimmy: DO YOU HAVE TO DO THAT, GRAB THE HORNS — >> YEAH, A RAM YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFUL, YEAH. >> Jimmy: YEAH. >> BUT YOU DID IT, YOU KNOW — [ LAUGHTER ] >> Jimmy: YOU WRESTLED THE SHEEP? >> YEAH, GET INTO THE PEN, WRESTLE IT BY THE SNOUT, IT’S PRETTY ROUGH. TWIST IT AROUND, DIG THE KNEE IN, PUT IT ON ITS ASS. GRAB IT, DRAG IT UP WITH THE HANDS. LITERALLY TO THE STAND. >> Jimmy: THIS IS HOW YOU LOST YOUR VIRGINITY? [ LAUGHTER ] >> ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW WHAT — I DID GET BLACK BALLED BUT THAT’S ANOTHER STORY. >> Jimmy: YOU DID. >> MY BROTHER, SAME THING HAPPENED TO MY BROTHER. BUT YOU TUCK ITS ARMS UNDER. YOU KNOW, YOU PIN IT. YOU PULL THE CORD. IT’S SITTING UP, ITS HEAD UP THERE. YOU TAKE THE BELLY OFF — >> Jimmy: THIS IS NOT A LIKE GROOMING A DOG. >> NO. >> Jimmy: DO THEY HATE IT, HATE BEING SHEARED? >> YEAH, THEY DON’T — THEY’RE NOT BIG ON IT, NO. [ LAUGHTER ] >> Jimmy: DO YOU EXPLAIN, THIS COULD BE WORSE, YOU COULD BE MUTTON, WE COULD BE EATING YOU? >> YOU GOT TO DO THAT, TOO. WHEN I WORKED — YOU’VE GOT TO DO THAT AS THE JUNIOR PERSON, SHORT-TERM, TO GO OUT AND GET THE MEAT READY. >> Jimmy: OH, REALLY. >> THE MEAT’S TIED TO A POLE. >> Jimmy: A POLE. >> AND IT’S STANDING THERE. >> Jimmy: OH. SO WHEN THEY’RE DONE GROWING ENOUGH — >> THEY’LL CHOOSE A — FOR SHEARERS, YOU’RE OUT IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, THERE’S NO TOWN AROUND. >> Jimmy: RIGHT. IT’S NOT LIKE YOU DRIVE — >> THE MEAT IS FRESH AND IT’S FROM THE — THE FARMER GETS A EWE AND THAT’S THE MARKET. >> Jimmy: AND THEY TAKE IT AND MAKE IT INTO UGGS. [ LAUGHTER ] >> FINE ITALIAN SUITS, ACTUALLY. >> Jimmy: IF THEY KNEW THEY WERE BEING MADE INTO UGGS THEY’D PROBABLY MURDER YOU IF THEY COULD. WOW. THAT’S SOMETHING ELSE. WHAT DID YOUR DAD, A SHEEP SHEARER SAY, WHEN YOU TOLD HIM YOU WANTED TO BE AN ACTOR? >> MY FATHER, HONESTLY DID NOT KNOW WHAT THAT WAS. [ LAUGHTER ] I MEAN NO DISRESPECT. YOU KNOW, MY FATHER IS ONE OF THE MOST HARD-WORKING MEN I’VE EVER ENCOUNTERED. >> Jimmy: SOUNDS LIKE IT, YEAH. >> HE IS. BUT HE HAD NO IDEA. NOBODY REALLY HAD ANY IDEA WHERE I WAS FROM. AN ACTOR, WHATS THAT? WE HAD NO TV, WE WEREN’T WATCHING THINGS LIKE THAT. IT WAS HOW DOES ONE — IS THAT A JOB? YOU KNOW. IT WAS SUCH A FOREIGN THING. SO IT TOOK A LONG TIME. THEN EVENTUALLY KENNY, WHICH IS MY FATHER’S NAME, AND MARLENE, KATE, MY MOM, THEY’D COME ALONG AND WATCH ME ON SETS. >> Jimmy: DID THEY LIKE IT? >> MY MOM LOVES IT. MY FATHER WOULD — YOU KNOW, LIKE ON EVEREST AT PINEWOOD, WE’VE GOT A MASSIVE BIG — THE PINNACLE OF EVEREST. THERE’S A SNOW CAVE. THERE’S THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. YOU KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE, IT’S HUGE. I COME OFF THE MOUNTAIN. SHOOTING A SCENE. OKAY WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NOW, JASON? WE’RE GOING TO DO IT AGAIN, DAD. OKAY, WHY? WE’RE GOING TO SHOOT IT CLOSER, THEN CLOSER. HE SAID, I’M GOING BACK FOR A BEER. [ LAUGHTER ] MY FATHER WAS ALWAYS GOOD WITH THE TEAMSTERS HAVING A BEER IN THE TRAILER. >> Jimmy: DID YOUR DAD EVER ACCIDENTALLY GRAB A TEAMSTER AND SHEAR ALL THE HAIR OFF OF HIM? [ LAUGHTER ] GETTING INTO THE OLD SPIRIT OF THINGS? >> HE’S DONE TO IT A DOG. >> Jimmy: HE HAS. WHAT ABOUT YOUR MOM? YOUR MOM, SHE MUST BE MORE INTERESTED IN MOVIES AND THAT SORT OF THING. >> YEAH, SHE IS. MOM, YOU KNOW, SHE’S THE ONE THAT HAS THE PICTURES FRAMED ON THE WALL AT HOME. >> Jimmy: NICE. >> I CAN’T BELIEVE, YOU KNOW, THAT YOU KNOW SUCH AND SUCH. >> Jimmy: WHO DOES SHE GET EXCITED ABOUT THE FACT THAT YOU KNOW? >> THE BIGGER — THE STRANGEST EMBARRASSING ONE WAS JAMIE FOXX. JAMIE’S OUT THERE I’M SURE. YEAH WE’RE AT NOBU. >> Jimmy: THE SUSHI PLACE. >> YEAH. IT WAS DAVID ELLISON. WHO PRODUCED. A BEAUTIFUL TABLE IN THE FRONT WHERE THERE’S ALL THE VERY BEST CUSTOMERS, I GUESS, OR THE FAMOUS ACTORS. AND WE’RE SITTING THERE AND THE WAITER’S HANDING OUT THE MENUS. MY MOM MADE A BEELINE OVER FOR JAMIE FOXX. >> Jimmy: HE WAS EATING — >> MY MONEY WORKED WITH YOU! OH MY GOD! AND I’M — I CAN SEE JAMIE JUST GOING — WHO’S THIS WOMAN? HE DIDN’T KNOW WHO I WAS. >> Jimmy: DID YOU RUSH OVER AND EXPLAIN? >> OF COURSE, I THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO BE REMOVED. BUT HE WAS REALLY LOVELY ABOUT IT. I WAS SURPRISED ABOUT THAT. >> Jimmy: YEAH, YOU COULD HAVE BLAMED IT ON THE ALCOHOL ALSO. [ LAUGHTER ] YEAH, WOW. THAT’S SOMETHING ELSE. BOY, I DON’T KNOW. THAT’S A — YOU TALK ABOUT A SMALL TOWN, THAT IS WAY OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. >> VERY SMALL TOWN. >> Jimmy: DO THEY HAVE A MOVIE THEETER THERE? WILL THEY SEE YOU? >> THEY HAVE A FILM FESTIVAL, THE WINTON FILM FESTIVAL. IT USED TO BE OUTDOORS UNDER THE STARS, BIG SCREEN. I GREW UP WITH THE ONES WHERE YOU PUT THE THING IN THE CAR. YOU’D PULL IN THE DRIVE-IN, KIDS STUFFED IN THE BOOT UNDER A BLANKET, HIDING. >> Jimmy: WE USED TO HAVE THAT, RIGHT. >> WE’D AVOID PAY GOING MOM WOULD HUMILIATE US, WE’D GET CALLED OUT. GET THESE KIDS OUT OF THE BACK! >> Jimmy: YEAH. >> WINTON’S LIKE THAT, NOW THEY HAVE A FILM FESTIVAL. >> Jimmy: CONGRATULATIONS ON THE SUCCESS OF THE MOVIE, “MUDBOUND.” IT’S IN THEATERS AND ON NETFLIX. YOU DON’T HAVE TO LOAD THE KIDS

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