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The Graham Norton Show

BBC One and BBC Two chat show hosted by Graham Norton. 405 episodes (26 series), 2007 - 2020. Stars Graham Norton.

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Series 25, Episode 9 - Gloria Estefan, Chris Hemsworth, David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Jonas Brothers

Gloria Estefan says On Your Feet is an emotional journey; Chris Hemsworth says being fat was fun; David Tennant and Michael Sheen reveal how nervous they were bringing Good Omens to the screen and Jonas Brothers perform live in the studio.

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Chris Hemsworth, talking about his new movie Men In Black: International, which he describes as a 'Side-quel,' he says, "It's an extension of the original set up, which was brilliant. It's got a different aesthetic, but with all the fun and action of the original. Everyone loved the first one and we've just enhanced it."

Asked about the phenomenal success of Avengers: Endgame, he says, "It's incredible." And, talking about his enormous physique in the film, he says, "I wore a prosthetic latex suit that weighed 60-70lbs. I had so much fun and got a lot of cuddles. I felt like Santa Claus."

Michael Sheen interjects, "I've just been asked by a journalist if I was wearing a fat suit in Good Omens, which I wasn't! She really didn't recover the interview after that!"

David Tennant, talking more about their new TV series Good Omens, describes it as, "A good romp to the end of the world." Asked if he was nervous about bringing such a well-loved book to the screen, he says, "Of course we're nervous because people have loved the book for 30 years and they have ideas as to what these characters are and we have to fulfill that dream."

Asked about his new podcast series, says, "You don't have to fear Graham, I'm just dabbling. I like the chat bit but it's not my skill set. I just bumble through it."

Talking about his children, he says, "We have number five child on the way. It's very exciting. There is a big spread of ages, with a 17 year-old at one end. When he found out about the new baby, he was like, 'You're having another one?' It's odd when a 17 year-old is giving his parents a lecture on birth control!"

Michael, talking about Good Omens, reveals he was originally meant to play the evil character, "When the series became a possibility Neil [Gaiman] assumed I would want to play the demon, but when I read a very early version of the script I thought, 'I can't do that, I'm not good enough. I'm better for the angel part, that suits me.' We had a very awkward dinner and he finally asked how I would feel about playing the good character and David the demon. It was perfect."

Talking about his daughter and a rather embarrassing celebrity encounter, he says, "I was in LA and went to pick her up from an ice skating lesson. When I got there the Beckhams were there checking out the rink for lessons. I was quite hirsute then and when Posh saw me she called security thinking I was a tramp trying to abduct my daughter!"

Gloria Estefan joins Graham for a chat. Talking about her new stage musical, On Your Feet, she says, "I am so excited. People expect to go and see dancing and singing, but they are surprised by the emotional journey. When we went to the read through I thought it would be cut and dried but it was brutal. A song came up that had been inspired by my father and I start feeling this knot in my throat and I thought, 'No, no, no, you're not going to cry in front of these people, control yourself.' I looked over to my husband for support and he was bawling like a baby."

Gloria sings a parody of Reach with new lyrics penned specially for Graham.

Jonas Brothers perform live in the studio, before joining Graham for a chat. Asked about getting back together, Nick says, "It's incredible, we had six years away. Getting the family back together was the priority so the payoff is even sweeter. We talked everything through over a drinking game." Kevin adds, "We didn't see each other for a long time and it took its toll on the family."

Talking about the news of the reunion getting out ahead of time, Kevin says, "That was my daughter Alena - she told the entire school. She blew the secret!"

Joe, talking about his Las Vegas marriage to Sophie Turner, and asked if his parents now know, he says, "They do, the internet told them! I'm still trying to make it better!"

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 31st May 2019
Time
10:35pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
50 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Graham Norton Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    David Tennant Guest
    Michael Sheen Guest
    Chris Hemsworth Guest
    Gloria Estefan Guest
    Kevin Jonas (as Jonas Brothers) Guest
    Joe Jonas (as Jonas Brothers) Guest
    Nick Jonas (as Jonas Brothers) Guest
    Writing team
    Rob Colley Writer
    Christine Rose Writer
    Production team
    Steve Smith Director
    Jon Magnusson Series Producer
    Pete Snell Producer
    Vicky Taylor Producer
    Kate Radcliffe Producer
    Graham Stuart Executive Producer
    Catherine Strauss Line Producer
    Perry Widdowson Editor
    Chris Webster Production Designer
    Mandy Furlonger Make-up Designer
    Chris Rigby Lighting Designer
    Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer

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    Gloria Estefan sings new lyrics

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