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FOLKS, MY FIRST GUEST IS AN OSCAR-WINNING ACTRESS AND ONE OF

THE BIGGEST MOVIE STARS IN THE WORLD.

HER NEW FILM IS "BEN IS BACK."

>> MOM.

>> RELAX.

I'M NOT GOING TO BE LOOKING AT YOUR PRIVATES.

>> OKAY.

>> I'M ONLY KEEPING MY EYES ON YOU, JUST LIKE I SAID.

>> THIS IS SO NOT COOL.

>> NOTHING ABOUT THIS IS COOL, BEN.

COME ON, PEE-PEE TIME.

>> SHUT UP.

>> DO YOU WANT ME TO TURN THE FAUCET ON?

>> NO.

>> SHHHH!

>> ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT.

>> Stephen: PLEASE WELCOME, JULIA ROBERTS!

♪ ♪ ♪ ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

♪ ♪ ♪ ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Stephen: HOLO.

>> HELLO.

>> Stephen: THANKS FOR BEING HERE.

>> I'M HAPPY TO BE HERE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) >> I'M GOING TO START CRYING.

>> Stephen: GO AHEAD.

>> THAT'S SO OVERWHELMING.

I AM GOING TO START WEEPING.

( CHEERS ) >> Stephen: HAPPY TO SEE YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: HAPPY TO SEE YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: I'M SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU.

I HAVE NEVER HAD A CHANCE TO INTERVIEW YOU BEFORE.

>> NO.

>> Stephen: THOUGH THIS IS FRIENDLY CONFINES FOR YOU.

I THINK YOU WERE ON WITH DAVE SOMETHING LIKE 25 TIMES, OR

SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

>> YEAH, I MEAN -- >> Stephen: SOMEBODY COUNTED.

>> MAYBE THAT'S WHY I'M CRYING BECAUSE I CAN FEEL THE SPIRIT OF

ALL THOSE SWEET CONVERSATIONS AND ALL THAT SMOOCHIN' WE DID.

( LAUGHTER ).

>> Stephen: LET'S KEEP THIS PROFESSIONAL.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: I LOVE-- I LOVE YOUR DRESS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: THAT'S SO BEAUTIFUL.

>> IT'S MY YULETIDE CHEER.

>> Stephen: YEAH.

YOU WERE WEARING SOMETHING DIFFERENT WHEN I CAME BACKSTAGE

TO SAY HI EARLIER, BUT YOU ALSO LOOKED GREAT IN THAT OUTFIT.

>> WELL, THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: HOW OFTEN DO YOU CHANGE A DAY?

( LAUGHTER ).

>> MY CLOTHES?

>> Stephen: YES.

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: YOUR CLOTHES.

>> NOT MY MOOD.

>> Stephen: NO.

>> I CAN BE SEVERAL.

ON A PRESS DAY-- WELL, TODAY I CHANGED MY CLOTHES A NUMBER OF

TIMES.

BUT NORMALLY, I JUST GET DRESSED THE ONCE.

( LAUGHTER ) >> Stephen: YOU GET IT RIGHT

FIRST THING IN THE MORNING?

>> OR WRONG, BUT I STICK WITH IT.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT, THAT'S GOOD.

GOOD FOR YOU.

STICK TO YOUR GUNS.

AS I WAS SAYING BEFORE YOU'RE ONE OF THE BIGGEST MOVIE STARS

IN THE WORLD AND YOU SEEM PERFECTLY RELAXED AND

APPROACHABLE.

MAYBE THAT'S WHY YOU'RE ONE OF THE BIGGEST MOVIE STARS IN THE

WORLD IS THAT YOU SEEM LIKE VERY SORT OF LAID BACK AND EASY

GOING.

HOW DO YOU STAY RELAXED WHEN-- >> UM... WELL, I DON'T-- IN

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE, NOBODY REALLY TALKS ABOUT MOVIE STARNESS.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> I THINK THAT'S RELAXING.

( LAUGHTER ) >> Stephen: NO ONE'S SAYING,

"GOOD MORNING.

YOU WANT A CUP OF COFFEE?

YOU'RE A HUGE MOVIE STAR, BY THE WAY."

BUT CERTAINLY WHEN YOU'RE OUT IN THE PUBLIC, PEOPLE MUST GO,

"LOOK, THAT'S JULIA ROBERTS."

>> PEOPLE SAY HELLO.

PEOPLE ARE SUPER FRIENDLY.

BUT IT'S NOT-- IT'S CALM ENERGY THAT COMES TO ME, WHICH IS NICE.

>> Stephen: THAT'S NICE.

>> AND LOVELY.

>> Stephen: WHERE IN AMERICA ARE YOU FINDING CALM ENERGY

RIGHT NOW?

TAKE ME WITH YOU.

>> NO, JUST THE ENERGY THAT COMES TO ME.

>> Stephen: DO YOU HAVE ANY HOBBIES?

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU DO, LIKE, TO RELAX YOU?

>> I DO.

WELL, I PLAY MA JONG WITH MY GIRLFRIENDS ONCE A WEEK.

THAT'S PROBABLY MY-- ( CHEERS )

THAT MANY PEOPLE PLAY MA JONG IN THIS AUDIENCE?

BECAUSE THAT WOULD MAKE ME SO SUPER HAPPY RIGHT NOW.

>> Stephen: HOW MANY PLAY MA JONG.

CLAP WOW!

>> I AM REALLY -- >> Stephen: HOW DO YOU PLAY MA

JONG?

AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO GIVE ME ALL THE RULES.

>> OH, I COULD NOT.

>> Stephen: I GREW UP WITH A SET OF MY GRANDMOTHER'S IN THE

HOUSE.

>> DID YOU?

>> Stephen: YEAH, BEAUTIFUL, BAMBOO, THE IVORY FRONT, REALLY

OLD, LIKE 100 YEARS OLD.

THEY LOOK BEAUTIFUL.

I CAN'T IMAGINE HOW YOU PLAY.

IT LOOKS SO COMPLICATED.

>> YOU CAN'T MAKE HEADS OR TAILS OF IT.

>> Stephen: NO.

WHAT'S THE POINT?

>> WELL, HERE'S THE POINT, AND MY TEAM HERE, MY PEOPLE, CAN

BACK ME UP ON THIS.

THE CONCEPT OF IT IS TO CREATE ORDER OUT OF CHAOS BASED ON

RANDOM DRAWING OF TILES.

>> Stephen: WOW.

>> THAT'S DEEP.

>> Stephen: THAT IS DEEP.

>> YEAH ( APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: THAT IS.

>> YEAH.

IT'S SORT OF LIKE LIFE.

IT'S SORT OF LIKE EVERY DAY WE TRY TO MAKE A LITTLE BIT OF

ORDER OUT OF THE CHAOS OF LIFE, JUST WITH OUR RANDOM ACTS OF

HOPEFULLY WISDOM AND KINDNESS.

>> Stephen: AND DO YOU PROSELYTIZE?

DO YOU TRY TO GET OTHER PEOPLE TO PLAY MA JONG.

>> OH, YES.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> YES.

I WAS TAUGHT BY MY GIRLFRIEND ELIZABETH.

AND NOW I HAVE-- THERE'S EIGHT OF US THAT PLAY ON TUESDAYS.

>> Stephen: DO YOU PLAY FOR CASH?

IS THIS FOR GREEN?

>> NO, WE DON'T BET.

AND A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY I'M MISSING THE POINT BY NOT

BETTING.

IT'S A-- IT'S A-- IT'S A FRIENDLY GAME.

IT'S ABOUT FOOD AND WE CATCH UP AND WE PLAY MA JONG, AND IT'S

JUST A GREAT JOY.

>> Stephen: DO YOU HAVE A COCKTAIL OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT?

>> COCKTAILS -- MA JONG IS NOT A DRINKING GAME.

IT IS NOT A DRINKING GAME.

>> Stephen: EVERY GAME IS A DRINKING GAME IF YOU START

DRINKING.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) WE HAVE TO TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF

A BREAK.

PLEASE DON'T GO ANYWHERE...

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