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Series 10, Episode 17 - John Cusack, Goldie Hawn, Marcus Brigstocke, Kasabian

John Cusack says movies are over hyped and Goldie Hawn reveals she slept through her own Oscar win, while
Marcus Brigstocke talks politics and Kasabian perform live in the studio.

Further details

Talking about the Academy Awards, Goldie Hawn says, "I didn't go this year. I was in my fabulous comfortable clothes with my family and we watched them in my back room, which is my favourite thing to do. No hair, no makeup, lots of wine and lots of laughs."

On her own Oscar winning night in the 70s, she says, "I was here (in London). I knew I was nominated but I didn't think I would ever win and I just went to sleep that night and I completely forgot the awards were on. I got a call at 3am saying, 'You got it,' and I said, 'Got what?' I really had forgotten."

Asked if he hates the Oscars, John Cusack says, "No, I like some of the movies but I don't like all the hype around movies. I just like to watch them. Sometimes around Oscar time they take a big shotgun, load up all their marketing money and start blowing the movie at you. It's kind of nice to just see the movie on its own terms."

Talking about his new film and acting with a raccoon, John says, "I sort of faked it. I figured it would be like horses. If you're afraid on a horse it knows you are afraid and decides to throw you so I just pretended I was really comfortable with raccoons and he didn't maul me. I thought it went well!"

Revealing how Being John Malkovich came about, he says, "I told my agent, 'find the most un-producible script. I want something that literally can't be made. Just show me the weirdest thing you have.' I read the script and I pursued it. It was a bit of luck to find it."

Asked if kissing Angelina Jolie in Pushing Tin was good, John says, "It was acting. But, it was a nice day at the office," adding, "I kissed her, but she fell in love with Billy Bob Thornton so I don't know what that says about me!"

Explaining his new show, The Brig Society, to Goldie and John, Marcus Brigstocke says, "Basically our government has ruined everything. My show is based on the Big Society but takes a positive view." Rising to the political bait, John tells Marcus, "Don't sugar coat it, tell them how you feel."

Kasabian performs Goodbye Kiss live in the studio before joining Graham for a chat about their recent NME award.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd March 2012
45 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Graham Norton Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Marcus Brigstocke Guest
    John Cusack Guest
    Goldie Hawn Guest
    Writing team
    Rob Colley Writer
    Dan Gaster Writer
    Production team
    Steve Smith Director
    Jon Magnusson Series Producer
    Mike Altman Producer
    Pete Snell Producer
    Alan Thorpe Producer
    Graham Stuart Executive Producer
    Perry Widdowson Editor
    Chris Webster Production Designer
    Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer

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