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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOU KNOW MY NEXT GUEST FROM FOUR

"SCREAM" MOVIES, "PARTY OF FIVE," AND "HOUSE OF CARDS."

SHE NOW STARS IN "SKYSCRAPER."

>> MRS. SAWYER.

YES.

NICE TO MEET YOU.

I GOT THEM.

THEY'RE IN THE PARK.

>> COME ON!

KIDS, TOO!

>> OKAY.

THAT'S RIGHT.

LISTEN TO YOUR MOMMY.

>> IT'S OKAY, GUYS.

EVERYTHING'S GOING TO BE OKAY.

JUST DO EXACTLY WHAT I SAY.

RUN!

>> AAAHHH!

AAAHHH!

AAAHHH!

>> Stephen: PLEASE WELCOME NEVE CAMPBELL!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) ( BAND PLAYING )

HELLO.

>> HI!

>> Stephen: WELL, LISTEN, LET ME ASK YOU, THIS IS A VERY

IMPORTANT QUESTION.

>> OKAY.

I LIKE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS.

>> Stephen: THE ROCK, DWAYNE JOHNSON, IS THE STAR OF THIS

MOVIE.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: THE MALE LEAD OF THIS MOVIE.

HE'S MY GUEST TOMORROW NIGHT.

WHO KICKS MORE ASS IN THIS MOVIE, YOU OR DWAYNE JOHNSON?

>> ME.

>> Stephen: OF COURSE!

( LAUGHTER ) THAT'S PRETTY TOUGH.

IT'S MOSTLY HYPE WITH THAT GUY, RIGHT?

HE'S NOT THAT BIG.

>> NO, HE'S TINY.

HE'S ITTY BITTY.

>> Stephen: I HEAR HE JUST ABSOLUTELY CONSUMES FOOD AS FAST

AS POSSIBLE ON SET ALL THE TIME.

>> NO, YOU KNOW WHAT HE DOES THIS WEIRD THING WHICH IS EVERY

TIME YOU GO HAVE A MEAL, YOU GO SEE HIM AND HE SAYS, WHAT DID

YOU HAVE IN YOUR SALAD?

FETA CHEESE.

WHAT ELSE?

TOMATOES.

WHAT ELSE?

SALMON.

HOW DID YOU HAVE THE SALMON?

IT'S, LIKE, THE WEIRDEST THING.

HE'S OBSESSED WITH OTHER PEOPLE'S FOOD, IT'S LIKE PORN

FOR HIM.

EVERY TWO HOURS, SOMEONE WALKS OUT WITH A LITTLE TIN THIS BIG

WITH PIECES OF MEAT IN IT OR WHATEVER HE'S ALLOWED TO EAT IN

THAT TWO-HOUR PERIOD.

HE'S LIKE A MACHINE.

HE'S JUST JEALOUS.

SO ALL HE WANTS TO KNOW IS WHAT PEOPLE EAT.

>> Stephen: I'M GOING TO EAT A HOT FUDGE SUNDAY IN FRONT OF HIM

TOMORROW.

>> EXACTLY!

>> Stephen: THIS IS A SEMISERIOUS QUESTION, YOU

TRAINED SERIOUSLY IN BALLET.

>> I DID, YES.

>> Stephen: YOU PERFORMED FOR MANY YEARS.

DID HAVING THE BALLET CHOPS HELP YOU WITH THE KARATE CHOPS?

>> YEAH, I HAD GOOD KARATE CHOPS THERE, DIDN'T I?

>> Stephen: YOU DID.

I ALWAYS WANTED TO DO AN ACTION MOVIE BECAUSE I LIKE A

PHYSICAL CHALLENGE.

AS DANCER YOU'RE LEARNING CHOREOGRAPHY ALL THE TIME.

WHEN I GOT TO VANCOUVER, I GOT TO MEET THE STUNT PEOPLE AND

THEY TAUGHT NEE CORP CHOREOGRAPH I LOVED IT?

DID YOU KICK ASS BEFORE?

>> IN ( SCREAM )"SCREAM" BUT NOT TO TH

LEVEL.

I THREW A MAN OVER MY SHOULDER.

>> Stephen: WAS THAT ALL YOU?

THAT WAS ALL ME.

>> Stephen: I'VE NEVER DONE THAT.

( LAUGHTER ) ( APPLAUSE )

YOU WERE IN ALL THE MOVIES.

TEN YEARS AGO, YOU WERE ON THE COVER OF ROLLING STONE, HOSTED

"SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE," AND YOU LEFT.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: YOU WENT TO LONDON.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: WHY DID YOU LEAVE AMERICA?

>> YOU KNOW, I NEEDED A MINUTE.

I NEEDED A MINUTE.

>> Stephen: THAT WAS TEN YEARS.

>> IT WAS A LONG MINUTE.

>> Stephen: SERIOUSLY, WHY DID YOU BUG OUT?

>> UM, YOU KNOW, IN MY 20s, IT ALL HIT, YOU KNOW, SO FAST AND

SO BIG.

>> Stephen: MM-HMM.

THAT IT WAS A LITTLE OVERWHELMING.

WONDERFUL, OBVIOUSLY, AND I'M VERY GRATEFUL FOR IT, BUT, YOU

KNOW, IT GOT TO A LEVEL THAT THE KINDS OF THINGS I WAS BEING

OFFERED WERE NOT THE THINGS I WANTED TO DO.

I WAS CONSTANTLY OFFERED HORROR FILMS OR BAD ROMANTIC COMEDIES

AND THAT KIND OF THING AND I WASN'T INTERESTED IN THE SCRIPTS

AND I WAS FEELING A BIT -- WELL, JUST UNHAPPY WITH THE THINGS

THAT WERE COMING TO ME, AND I WAS FEELING A LITTLE BORED OF

THE WHOLE THING AND I WANTED A CHANGE, SO I MOVED TO LONDON.

>> Stephen: COULD YOU BE ANONYMOUS THERE?

>> I WAS COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS THERE.

>> Stephen: THEY DON'T HAVE PARTIES OF FIVE?

ENGLAND?

( LAUGHTER ) HOW COULD YOU GO ANYWHERE AT

THAT POINT?

>> I WAS ABLE TO, IT'S JUST VERY DIFFERENT THERE.

I LITERALLY DID NOT GET BOTHERED ONCE.

PEOPLE ASKED ME WHAT I DID FOR A LIVING AND I SAID, I ACT.

THEY SAID, OH, OKAY.

IT WAS LOVELY.

( LAUGHTER ) >> Stephen: YOU WERE

SUCCESSFUL AT A VERY YOUNG AGE.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: THAT MUST BE DAUNTING ON A CERTAIN LEVEL,

BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO PLAY INDUSTRY CATCH-UP VERY QUICKLY.

DID PEOPLE TEACH YOU WHAT YOU NEEDED TO KNOW TO BE A STAR?

>> I WAS A DANCER AND I WAS TRAINING FROM 8:30 IN THE

MORNING TILL 6:30 IN THE EVENING, SO IT'S A ONE-TRACK

MIND, AND I JUST DIDN'T KNOW AMERICAN POP CULTURE AT ALL.

SUDDENLY, I BECAME AN ACTOR AND THESE THINGS WERE HAPPENING TO

ME.

I HAD MOMENTS LIKE "SNL," I WAS GOING TO DO "SNL," HADN'T SEEN

IT THAT OFTEN, WASN'T THAT FAMILIAR WITH IT, WAS TERRIFIED.

THEN I FOUND OUT MY MUSICIAN WAS DAVID BOWIE.

MY FRIEND WAS, MY GOD!

I WAS, LIKE, WHO'S DAVID BOWIE?

THAT EXPERIMENTS WAS SO WASTED ON ME.

I WAS CLUELESS.

>> Stephen: YOU DIDN'T SAY THAT TO DAVID BOWIE, DID YOU?

>> NO, DIDN'T.

I SAID, YOU'RE AMAZING.

YOU'RE FANTASTIC.

MY FRIEND GAVE ME SOME OF HIS C.D.s BEFORE.

( LAUGHTER ) >> Stephen: DID YOU WORK WITH

SOMEBODY WHERE YOU WERE, LIKE, I SHOULD KNOW WHO YOU ARE BUT I

DON'T?

>> I WAS GOING TO DO A READ THROUGH WITH FRANCIS FORD

COPELA, AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHO HE WAS EITHER, AND MY AGENTS

COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT AND WERE DISHEARTENED WITH ME.

AT CHRISTMAS, THEY SEPTEMBER ME ABIOTICS OF THE 50 BIGGEST MOST

CLASSIC AMERICAN FILMS, WHICH IS ONE OF THE NICEST PRESENTS I'VE

RECEIVED, BECAUSE I SUDDENLY WATCHED THE GOD PHAT AROUND ALL

THE WONDERFUL CLASSICS.

>> Stephen: HAVE YOU FINISHED THEM YET?

>> YES.

>> Stephen: YOU HAVE A SON NAMED CASPIAN.

>> I DO.

>> Stephen: IS IT NAMED AFTER THE BOOK PRINCE LEWIS CASPIAN.

>> AND THERE'S THE CASPIAN SEA.

>> Stephen: WHICH ONE IS HE NAMED AFTER?

>> I REALLY MOVED THE NAME.

I LIKE HAVING A UNIQUE NAME.

IT'S A NICE CONVERSATION STARTER.

>> Stephen: NEVE -- THAT'S MY MOTHER'S MAIDEN

NAME.

SHE'S FROM AMSTERDAM.

>> Stephen: DOES IT MEAN ANYTHING?

>> IT MEANS THE SNOW ON THE PEAK OF A MOUNTAIN IN ITALY, IN

ITALIAN.

>> Stephen: SO YOUR NAME IS SNOW WHITE?

>> YES, YES.

( LAUGHTER ) NO, I REALLY LOVED THE NAME.

WHEN WE WERE PREGNANT, WE DIDN'T FIND OUT IF HE WAS A BOY OR

GILL, THOUGH I KNEW HE WAS A BOY.

>> Stephen: HOW DID YOU KNOW?

I KNEW.

IT WAS THE WAY HE WAS BUNCHING ME INSIDE.

( LAUGHTER ) WE THOUGHT, WE'LL BRING FIVE BOY

NAMES AND FIVE GIRL NAMES TO THE HOSPITAL.

WE WERE GOING TO DO IT AT HOME AND IT DIDN'T WORK OUT.

I WAS IN LABOR FOR NINE DAYS.

I SHOULD HAVE GONE TO THE HOSPITAL SOONER.

>> Stephen: WOW.

ANYWAY, GOT TO THE HOSPITAL, AND THEN WE HAD OBVIOUSLY

FORGOTTEN, AFTER THE NINE DAYS, TO BRING THE LIST, AND IT WAS

THE ONLY NAME WE COULD REMEMBER.

( LAUGHTER ) >> Stephen: AFTER NINE DAYS?

I'M SURPRISED YOU COULD REMEMBER YOUR OWN NAME.

>> I KNOW!

I DON'T THINK I COULD.

>> Stephen: WASN'T THERE A CASPIAN ON THE LIST?

WHEN YOU GOT BACK, DID YOU GO, OH, GEORGE!

GEORGE!

>> SHOULD HAVE DONE GEORGE!

>> Stephen: LOVELY TO MEET YOU.

THANKS FOR BEING HERE.

"SKYSCRAPER" IS IN THEATERS THIS FRIDAY.

NEV CAMPBELL, EVERYBODY!

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH CHEF MARCUS SAMUELSSON.

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