Series 22, Episode 20 - Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Daniel Kaluuya, Alicia Vikander, Camila Cabello
Allison Janney, talking about her Oscar nomination for I Tonya, the first Oscar nomination she has ever received, says, "I hoped at one point in my career that it might happen and then I thought it would never happen. I keep waking up now thinking, 'That really happened.' It's so exciting."
Asked about her iconic role of presidential press secretary CJ Cregg in The West Wing, she says, "Fans of the show wanted so much for it to be real. They wanted Martin Sheen to be the president. Aaron Sorkin wrote CJ brilliantly, she was incredibly smart and it was great to play a character that was the cleverest person in the room. As a result, people assumed I was that person and I have been offered jobs at a news station and as a political pundit. It was extraordinary. It made me very shy of meeting people because I wasn't her. I would love to be like her, she was thrilling."
And, on whether she has any sympathy for Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump's press secretary, Allison says, "Firstly, CJ would go nowhere near that administration. It's probably one of the hardest jobs but I can't watch her. It is horrifying. I'm kind of speechless because I might say something that will get me into trouble!"
Margot Robbie, who co-stars with Allison in I Tonya, says, "When I read the script I had no idea it was a true story. It was so absurd but I went on the internet and looked it up and thought, 'Oh my god, this all happened.' It was a lot to go on for us."
On the impressive skating in the movie, she jokes, "I did all of it. I'm competing at the winter Olympics," adding rather quickly, "Actually, anything really impressive was not me. I grew up in Australia, there's no ice on the Gold Coast. I rollerbladed but never learnt to skate. It was so scary coming at it as an adult."
Alicia Vikander reveals that she left her Oscar for The Danish Girl in LA, "I only had one night with him. I decided he was too heavy to bring home in my hand luggage so my friend's daughter has him in her bedroom. I get updates with photos on what he's up to. I've been on the move for some time but I am going to get him soon and bring him home."
Talking about her role of Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider movie, she says, "My breasts are not as pointy as the first Lara, but I had a clear vision of how I wanted to play her. I was a huge fan as a kid and whilst I was too scared to play the games when I was 10, I learnt all her moves."
Asked about the amount of training she had to do for the role, Alicia says, "It took about four months to get in shape and I had never lifted a thing with my arms before - I did ballet - and the trainer told me I was really underdeveloped. I thought the muscles would stay forever, but after three weeks of no training I lost it all."
Daniel Kaluuya, talking about being nominated for an Oscar for Get Out, says, "This year has been life changing. A lot has happened." And on being nominated twice in the upcoming BAFTAs he jokes, "Remember Craig David - he got nominated six times at the Brits and didn't win anything!"
Revealing his mum's tendency to embarrass him, he recalls, "I was doing my first play and it was at the Royal Court. I introduced my mum to the casting director and mum said, 'When are you going to give him another job? He's not going to university and he is ruining his life so you've got to give him another job!' Then, when she came to the Get Out premiere I asked her what she thought of my American accent and she said, 'It's nearly there.' She is amazing and I can't wait to take her to the Oscars!"
And, on his new role in Black Panther, he says, "It was a great experience, quite wild and insane. It has made my inner child very happy because growing up I felt weird because I didn't see anyone that looked like me on screen."
Discussing on-screen kissing techniques Allison demonstrates on Graham the tips Meryl Streep gave her when she worked on The Hours.
Camila Cabello performs Havana live in the studio before joining Graham for a chat.
This episode was dedicated with "love, thanks and goodbye" to The London Studios, as the last episode filmed there before its closure and redevelopment.
- Friday 16th February 2018
- BBC One
- 45 minutes
Cast & crew
|Graham Norton||Host / Presenter|
|Jon Magnusson||Series Producer|
|Graham Stuart||Executive Producer|
|Chris Webster||Production Designer|
|Mandy Furlonger||Make-up Designer|
|Chris Rigby||Lighting Designer|
|Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis)||Composer|
Daniel Kaluuya talks about how he hugged Oprah at the Golden Globes.
Margot Robbie misbehaved a lot when she was young.