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How Carrie Fisher And Diane Keaton Inspired Lauren Graham

How Carrie Fisher And Diane Keaton Inspired Lauren Graham


WE’RE BACK WITH THE LOVELY AND
TALENTED LAUREN GRAHAM, AUTHOR OF THE NEW BOOK “TALKING AS FAST
AS I CAN.” OKAY. WHY TALK AS FAST AS YOU CAN?>>I GUESS THAT’S SORT OF WHAT
THE SHOW IS KNOWN FOR.>>Stephen: ABSOLUTELY. YEAH.>>Stephen: RIGHT, THAT’S THE
PATTERN.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: LOTS OF IT. DO YOU GET ALL THE MOVIE
REFERENCES THAT GET MADE IN “GILMORE GIRLS”?>>I GET MOST OF THEM. SOME OF THE REAL POP CULTURE
ONES, LIKE, THEY KNOW EVERY LIFETIME MOVIE FRONT TO BACK,
AND I DON’T KNOW THOSE AS WELL, BUT MOST OF THEM.>>Stephen: MM-HMM. WHY DOES LUKE STILL WEAR HIS HAT
BACKWARDS? AND WHY WOULD HE SHAVE? HE’S GOT TO BE, LIKE, 60! IT’S TIME FOR HIM TO GROW UP AND
TURN HIS CAP AROUND! ( LAUGHTER )
>>I DON’T KNOW. YOU KNOW, I THINK YOU DON’T WANT
TO CHANGE WHAT WAS WORKING ALREADY.>>Stephen: I GUESS NOT. LET’S JUST PUT A BRIM ON BOTH
ENDS ( LAUGHTER )
NOW, YOU ARE — WE’RE OF SIMILAR AGES. YOU ARE YOUNGER THAN I BUT WE’RE
SIMILAR AGES.>>I LOVE HOW DELICATELY YOU
TRIED TO APPROACH THAT. YOU’RE LIKE YOU’RE, UH — AND,
UH –>>Stephen:.>>Stephen: I WAS JUST GOING
TO SAY THOSE WHO ARE YOUNGER THAN US SAY YOU ARE — ARE YOU
DOWN WITH THE TEXTING AND TWEETING? IT’S A DIFFERENT KIND OF
WRITING.>>I WROTE A NOVEL BEFORE THIS
AND EVERYONE AT THE PUBLISHING HOUSE IS YOU’RE AN ACTOR WHO
WROTE A NOVEL. NO ONE WILL UNDERSTAND IT UNLESS
YOU TAKE TO SOME OTHER VENUE TO EXPLAIN IT. NO, I’M NOT INTO THE DOG FACES
AND THE GUY YOU CHASE INTO THE SUBWAY PLATFORM, I DON’T KNOW.>>Stephen: AS A WRITER, DO
YOU EVER GIVE ADVICE TO THE YOUNGER ACTORS OR ACTRESSES
ABOUT DO OR DO NOT DO THIS ON SOCIAL MEDIA? BECAUSE AGAIN PEOPLE FROM OUR
GENERATION DID NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT PUTTING THINGS ONLINE THAT
WERE INAPPROPRIATE.>>ON PARENTHOOD, IN
PARTICULARLY. ON “GILMORE GIRLS” WE WERE CLOSE
IN AGE. ON PARENTHOOD, MY KIDS WERE
YOUNG ENOUGH TO BE MY KIDS BUT THEY THOUGHT I WAS KIND OF
SCHOOL.>>Stephen: BECAUSE YOU’RE
LORELAI.>>WHATEVER. ( LAUGHTER )
BUT I CATCH MYSELF GIVING THEM REAL PARENTING ADVICE SOMETIMES
AND I WAS AFRAID OF LOSING MY COOL OR SOMETHING, SO I CREATED
A CHARACTER CALLED OLD LADY JACKSON SO THAT I COULD —
>>Stephen: WHEN YOU WERE TALKING TO THEM, YOU WOULD GO
INTO CHARACTER?>>NO, NO. I WOULD SAY, LIKE — I DON’T
MEAN TO SOUND LIKE OLD LADY JACKSON HERE, LIKE, YOU KNOW,
SOME PERSON WHO’S NOT COOL, BUT MAYBE YOU DON’T WANT TO TWEET
THAT PICTURE OF YOU IN YOUR UNDERWEAR. I THINK IT’S FINE, YOU KNOW, BUT
SHE HATES IT. I JUST SEPARATED THESE TWO
DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND I THINK I FOOLED THEM.>>Stephen: THAT’S COOL. I’M TOTALLY ON YOUR SIDE. ( LAUGHTER )
DO YOU HAVE AN INSPIRATION? DO YOU HAVEN AUTHOR? YOU SAY YOU’VE WRITTEN A NOVEL
AND NOW A MEMOIR, DO YOU HAVE AN AUTHOR OR SOMEONE WHO INSPIRES
YOU?>>WHAT GAVE ME THE IDEA WERE
CARRIE FISHER’S BOOKS. SHE’S SUCH A WRITER OF COMEDIC
BOOKS AND ALSO AN ACTOR AND SHE HAS HER OWN NON-FICTION BOOK.>>Stephen: A REALLY UNIQUE
PERSONALITY.>>A UNIQUE PERSON.>>Stephen: YEAH. AND IN MY FIRST BOOK, WOIRKD
WITH DIANE KEATON FOR A SHORT TIME. I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF TELLING
HER SOME STORY AND SHE SAID, YOU KNOW, YOU SHOULD WRITE A BOOK,
WHICH PROBABLY JUST MEANT “SHUT UP, NOW. BUT IT KIND OF JUST GAVE ME THE
THOUGHT. IT’S, LIKE, JUST PUT IT DOWN ON
PAPER. I’VE HAD ENOUGH. NO, BUT SHE WAS VERY INSPIRING
TO ME. IT WAS THE SIMPLE THING OF
SOMEONE I LOOKED UP TO GIVING ME THE PERMISSION TO IMAGINE DOING
SOMETHING LIKE THAT.>>Stephen: WOW. I CAN’T WAIT TO MEET SOMEONE
LIKE THAT.>>OH. STEPHEN, WHAT KIND OF
INSPIRATION DO YOU NEED? MAYBE I COULD GIVE IT TO YOU.>>Stephen: OH. HOW DO I LIVE MY DREAMS IN A
SMALL TOWN, RAISING A CHILD BY MYSELF?>>STEPHEN, YOU RELY ON FAMILY
AND COMMUNITY AND MONEY FROM YOUR PARENTS. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: I’M ALL FOR IT! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
♪>>Stephen: “TALKING AS FAST
AS I CAN” IS IN STORES NOW AND “GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE
LIFE” IS STREAMING ON NETFLIX. LAUREN GRAHAM, EVERYBODY. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH JUSTIN
LONG!

55 comments on “How Carrie Fisher And Diane Keaton Inspired Lauren Graham

  1. I binged those 4 episodes way too fast and I'm hoping they make more now, the way things ended it seems like they might? Lauren give us moreeeee 🙂

  2. I love Lauren Graham. RIP Carrie Fisher. If there is anything to take away from this clip is that I hope she knew that there are people out there that she inspired.

  3. EVERYBODY loves her; I know I do; I have never seen The Gilmore Girls; I totally crushed on her watching her on Craig Ferguson;so if you have read her book, and as she states here, the person she admires the most is Carrie Fisher; and she was saying all this just a few months before Carrie died..she must have been devastated by Carries' sudden death

  4. It's rare that the real person behind a character you've loved and admired for so long seems just as witty and smart and delightful in real life if not even more so! <3

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