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Premier Ford provides a COVID-19 update | July 15

♪♪ >> STEPHEN: WELCOME BACK. MY FIRST GUEST IS A GREAT BIG
MOVIE STAR WHO HAS NOW WRITTEN AND STARS IN THE NEW FILM,
"GREYHOUND." ( YELLING )
FORWARD AHEAD FULL! ( CRASHING SOUNDS )
>> BRACE FOR COLLISION! >> STEPHEN: PLEASE WELCOME TO
'A' LATE SHOW, TOM HANKS! HELLO, TOM! >> YOU KNOW, ONE THING I HAVE TO
SAY, YOUR JOKE BIT RATE IS SKY HIGH WHEN I WATCH YOUR
MONOLOGUES NOW BECAUSE THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO GAP FOR ANYTHING. YOU DON'T HAVE ANYBODY — YOU
KNOW, JON ISN'T OVER THERE, YOU CAN'T —
>> Stephen: NOPE. ( LAUGHTER )
>> WELL, YOU DO, BUT THERE'S NO LAUGHTER. >> Stephen: THERE'S NO — BUT
HERE'S THE NICE THING, TOM, AND LET'S JUST ASSUME WE'VE ALREADY
STARTED OUR INTERVIEW, SHALL WE? >> FINE BY ME. >> Stephen: THE NICE THING IS
THAT WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION, AND THE
NATIONAL CONVERSATION HAS GOTTEN SO DARK THAT, NORMALLY, AS A
PERFORMER, YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WHAT ORDER DO I WANT TO
TELL THE STORIES, I DON'T WANT TO BUM OUT THE THE AUDIENCE, I
DON'T WANT TO KILL OUT THE LAUGHTER FOR THE REST OF THE
MONOLOGUE. DOESN'T MATTER, MAN. TALK ABOUT ANYTHING YOU WANT. JUST SILENCE, JUST CRICKETS THE
ENTIRE TIME. >> IT'S LEAK YOU HAD A DINNER
PARTY AND NOBODY SHOWED UP EXCEPT YOU AND THE WIFE. >> Stephen: THAT'S TRUE. CHATTING ABOUT YOUR DAY. >> Stephen: SPEAKING OF YOU
AND THE LOVELY WIFE, I KNOW THAT THE TWO OF YOU JUST CELEBRATED
YOUR BIRTHDAY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FIRST OF ALL. >> THANK YOU. I'M 64 YEARS OLD. YOU KNOW HOW WHEN YOU TURN 64
YOU JUST GET # HUNDRED E-MAILS AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM
REFERENCES THAT BEETLE SONG, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. >> Stephen: DID YOU DO
ANYTHING SPECIAL FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY? >> UH, NO. >> Stephen: OH, THAT'S TOO
BAD. >> NOTHING. NOTHING. >> Stephen: I SUPPOSE
EVERYTHING SEEMS A LITTLE SPECIAL RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THE
TWO OF YOU WERE THE FIRST SORT OF FAMOUS PEOPLE THAT ANY OF US
KNEW TO GO THROUGH THE FAMOUS PEOPLE. >> I LOVE THE WAY NOT ONLY DO
YOU DO THAT BUT YOU THREW IN "SORT OF" AS WELL. >> Stephen: I DON'T WANT YOU
TO BE DEFINED. I KNOW YOU DON'T DEFINE YOURSELF
AS BEING FAMOUS, YOU'RE JUST THOMAS JEFFERY HANKS, THE SAME
GUY. >> NO, NO… YOU KNOW, WHEN THAT CAME UP, WE
DECIDED — BECAUSE WE WERE DOWN IN AUSTRALIA AND I STARTED
WORKING ON THE MOVIE. THE MOVIE GOT SHUT DOWN ALMOST
IN TANDEM WITH US GETTING OUR POSITIVE RESULTS, SO WE DIDN'T
WANT THERE TO BE, LIKE, A BRAND OF INFORMATION OUT THERE THAT WE
WERE THE CAUSE OF THE MOVIE BEING SHUT DOWN. SO IT'S, HEY! POSITIVE! AND THEN THEY PUT US IN THE
HOSPITAL SO WE WOULD NOT GIVE IT TO ANYBODY ELSE. YOU SEE. >> Stephen: WERE YOU SURPRISED
THAT YOU GOT THE CORONAVIRUS? BECAUSE A LOT OF US WERE
SURPRISED. WHEN WE FOUND OUT THAT TOM HANKS
AND RITA WILSON HAD IT, WE WERE, LIKE, WELL, THEN, WE'RE ALL
SCREWED. ( LAUGHTER )
I MEAN, THEY'RE FAMOUS! IF THEY GOT IT —
>> YEAH. >> Stephen: YOU TRAVEL IN A
HERMETIC BUBBLE AT ALL TIMES. >> I ACTUALLY DO. I HAVE A STAFF OF SIX THAT KEEP
AN ORB OF PLEXIGLASS ALL THE TIME AND I BREATHE PURIFIED AIR
INSIDE. >> Stephen: WERE YOU
SURPRISED? >> YES, WE WERE. WE HAD NO IDEA HOW IT COULD HAVE
HAPPENED, WHERE IT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED. THEN WE WENT BACK, AND THEY
ACTUALLY ASKED US WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? AND WE HAD BEEN DOWN? SYDNEY. MY WIFE ACTUALLY PERFORMED —
SHE SANG AT ONE OF THE THEATERS INSIDE OF THE SYDNEY OPERA
HOUSE, WHICH WAS A FABULOUS THING. OUR SON WAS DOWN THERE. IT WAS FABULOUS, GREAT. AND WE TOOK A FABULOUS TOUR OF
SYDNEY HARBOR ON A BOAT. WENT BACK TO OUR LOCATION, WHERE
WE WERE SHOOTING THE MOVIE. I ACTUALLY HAD A DAY OF
REHEARSAL. AND THEN, ON THE RIDE HOME, I
ANNOUNCED GRANDLY — AND WHEN I SPEAK, HONESTLY, PEOPLE DROP
EVERYTHING THEY'RE DOING. >> Stephen: OF COURSE. AND I SAID, YOU KNOW, I'M
FEELING A LITTLE PUNKY. >> Stephen: PUNKY, OKAY. AND RITA HAD A HEADACHE. SHE WAS FEELING BAD. I FELT PUNKY. AND WE WERE TESTED IN THE
AFTERNOON AT 10:00. IT CAME BACK POSITIVE, AND BY
THE NEXT MORNING WE WERE SURROUND BID PEOPLE IN P.P.E. AND ISOLATED IN A HOSPITAL. NOW, EVERYBODY SAYS, YOU KNOW,
HOW DID IT FEEL, WHAT WAS IT LIKE? WE HAD VERY DIFFERENT SYMPTOMS. >> Stephen: YOU AND RITA,
DIFFERENT? >> VERY DIFFERENT. ACTUALLY, OTHER THAN A
HEADACHE — SHE HAD A HIGHER FEVER THAN I DID. SHE HAD HORRIBLE NAUSEA,
HORRIBLE NAUSEA. >> Stephen: DID YOU LOSE THE
TASTE AND THE SMELL? >> SHE DID. I DID NOT. AND THAT WAS BEFORE THAT WAS
KNOWN TO BE A THING. WE WERE EATING TAKEOUT FOOD THAT
I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT WAS DELICIOUS. IT WAS SAVORY GOODNESS. IT HAD BUTTER SAUCES, IT HAD
COME FROM A THING HIGHLY RECOMMENDED JOINT, AND SHE SAID
THIS TASTES LIKE OATMEAL TO ME. I THOUGHT SHE WAS INSANE. BUT SHE HAD LOST THE — I HAD
BONES THAT FELT LIKE THEY WERE MADE OUT OF SODA CRACKERS. EVERY TIME I MOVED AROUND, I
FELT LIKE SOMETHING WAS CRACKING INSIDE ME. AND YOU KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE —
YOU EVER HAD A REALLY SORE BUTT, STEVE? >> Stephen: YES, I HAVE, TOM. YES, I HAVE. >> IT FELT LIKE YOUR OLDER
BROTHER HAD HELD YOU DOWN AND JUST KEPT FISTING YOU IN THE
BUTTOCKS UNTIL YOU SAID SOMETHING LIKE, I LOVE FLIPPER! SAY IT, SAY IT! I LOVE FLIPPER! SAY IT! I LOVE FLIPPER! WELL, I FINALLY SAID, I LOVE
FLIPPER. BUT IT FELT LIKE MY BUTT WAS
JUST SO SORE. >> Stephen: I WILL NEVER WATCH
THE TELEVISION SHOW "FLIPPER" IN THE SAME WAY NOW. ( LAUGHTER )
>> THIS TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ME AND
MY OLDER BROTHER IN WHICH I WAS FORCED TO ADMIT I LOVED FLIPPER. BUT THAT'S HOW I FELT, AND WE
GOT OVER IT OVER TIME AND — >> Stephen: HOW LONG, THOUGH? HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TO RECOVER? >> WITH THE FATIGUE — I MEAN,
BONE-CRUSHING FATIGUE AS WELL. IT WAS ABOUT EIGHT, NINE DAYS. >> Stephen: AND THE
AUSTRALIANS COULDN'T HAVE BEEN NICER ABIT? >> THEY WERE VERY OPEN. THEY HAD IT DOWN CONTACT TRACING
AND ALL THAT STUFF. I SAID, LOOK, IF I WASN'T THE
BIG SORT OF CELEBRITY THAT I AM, WHAT WOULD I HAVE DONE IF I HAD
STARTED FEELING PUNKY? THEY SAID, W WELL, YOU WOULD HAV
GONE TO UP WITH OF OUR FEVER CLINICS. THEY HAVE A FEVER CLINIC. IF YOU HAD HAD A FEVER, THEY
WOULD HAVE SAID, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN, WHO HAVE YOU TALKED TO AND
GO TO THE HOSPITAL AND WE'LL LOCK YOU UP. SO THEY WERE DOING THAT,
ALREADY. THERE WAS ONE MOMENTS WHERE WE
WERE IN THE HOSPITAL AND JUST TO MOVE, JUST TO BEND A LITTLE BIT,
I DID SOME KIND OF LIKE STRETCHES ON THE FLOOR, AND I
ALMOST PASSED OUT DOWN ON THE FLOOR. I PULLED MYSELF UP IN THE BED, I
FELT REALLY HORRIBLE. WHEN THEY CAME IN FOR ONE OF THE
19 TIMES A DAY THEY CHECKED MY FEVER, CHECKED MY OXYGEN,
CHECKED MY LUNGS, I SAID, YOU KNOW, THE WEIRDEST THING JUST
HAPPENED. I JUST TRIED TO DO SOME
STRETCHES ON THE FLOOR AND I DIDN'T LAST MORE THAN SEVEN
MINUTES, I ALMOST PASSED OUT DOWN THERE AND I HAD TO PULL
MYSELF IN THE BED. WHAT'S THAT ABOUT, DOCTOR? AND THE DOCTOR SAID, YOU HAVE
COVID 19. AND I SAID, THAT'S WHY YOU'RE A
DOCTOR AND I'M SORT OF — SORT OF FAMOUS. >> Stephen: TOM, WE HAVE TO
TAKE A BREAK. EVERYBODY STICK AROUND. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH MORE. MR. TOM HANKS. ♪
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