Charlize Theron – “Long Shot” & Singing Karaoke for the Africa Outreach Project | The Daily Show

Charlize Theron – “Long Shot” & Singing Karaoke for the Africa Outreach Project | The Daily Show


-Wow-wee.
-Welcome back to the show. Thank you so much for having me. Um, are you kidding?
It’s always a pleasure. And, uh, your new movie– we have to just jump straight
into that. -I was really impressed.
-Wow. Thank you. Because two reasons. -One: because it’s a really
funny movie. -Mm-hmm. But two: because you said
you would never be in a rom-com. You’re not a rom-com
kind of person. No. I mean, there needs
to be, like, a-a death toll for me to even, like,
read a script. (laughter) -That’s, like, the front page?
-Yeah. -“How many people die? I’m in.”
-Yes, exactly. That’s usually, like, my bar. But, no. I’ve… I… Listen, I’ve always…
I like the genre. -Right. -I think they’re…
they’re very hard to make, especially if you want
to keep your promise -of making something really
funny and really romantic. -Yes. And I… I-I think
we delivered on both. No. Can I tell you, you have,
because this movie’s gotten -86% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes,
which isn’t everything… -Yeah. -but it’s hard
to achieve that number. -Yeah. -Um, no, especially with a…
-Yeah. -Especially with a rom-com.
-Yeah. ‘Cause, I mean, like, rom-coms–
it seems like an easy formula, but you got to be funny, you got
to have a little bit of heart, and this movie does just that. It’s a very familiar story,
though. You play a secretary of state,
uh, who is running to be the first woman president
of the United States. Very familiar story. -Yes. -Yeah,
I think that happened in Sudan. And, uh… (laughter) And-and in the movie… Well, it’s a really fun story, because you play alongside
Seth Rogen, and, uh, you guys are basically
like this-this duo that’s-that’s trying
to make this thing happen. What’s it like
playing opposite him? Is-is he… is he as funny, um, behind the scenes
as he seems on camera? He… Yes. He is really one of the most… He’s the…
probably the funniest person… -Right.
-outside of, uh, June Diane Raphael,
who’s in this movie, too. -Right. -She’s one
of the funniest people. I’ve heard she’s amazing. Yeah, they… they’re… Both of them have
this natural ability to just, not aggressively be on,
but just naturally funny. -Yes.
-At all times. I also want to know
who Seth Rogen’s agent is. Like, how does he always
get movies where he’s getting
with a gorgeous woman? (laughter) I need to figure that out
for my life. I can help you if you want. Yeah. That, like… That seems
like a-a skill that he has. So-so-so…
so let me ask you this. You-You’ve done a rom-com now, we’ve seen you in action,
we’ve seen you in drama. -Musical?
-Shakespeare? Yes. No, musical. I want… -Oh. Oh, should I do musical?
-Yeah? -No, that’s never gonna happen.
No, that’s… -Why not? -Because I-I cannot sing.
-Find a way. -Mm…
-You’ll… You… You’re… No. You know what? You’re-you’re
the kind of person -who learns and knows
everything. -Do you know who…? Did you know… did you know
how to fight before you did Atomic Blonde? No, but I feel like
you can learn that. There’s a natural…
Like, I don’t have pitch. -I don’t have pitch. -Yes,
but I feel like… I feel like it’s harder to learn
how to fight. -No. -‘Cause if you make
a mistake in a song, -your nose doesn’t bleed.
-Well… -(laughter)
-Like, it’s easier to learn. -And you-you…
-You have not seen me sing. -And you can… -When I… when
I sing, my nose bleeds. Yeah. -When you sing, your nose
bleeds? -And my… and I… My limbs just break.
No, that is how bad I am. I’m really dreadful.
I am a dread… You know who ruined it?
I think before, like, 20 years,
you could still lip… lip-sync. -Yes. -But, uh, Hugh Jackman
just destroyed that for… -He’s an amazing singer.
-Yeah, I mean… -He really is, yes.
-Now that’s the bar. No. I think you can learn. I think you’re one
of those people… -It’s a lot of work.
-This… Here’s the thing. Here’s the thing a lot of people
don’t know about Charlize is -that, like, you’re one of those
obsessive people… -So true. -Yeah. -…who sees something,
and then, once you start doing it, you go, “I am going
to be the best at this.” Like, you still do
martial arts now. Yeah, well, I’m about… I’m-I’m two weeks
out of, uh, shooting a-an action movie in London,
so I’ve been training for the last, like,
three months. Want to fight? -Want to fight? -Right.
You wake up at what time? Uh, well, I wake up
every morning around 5:00 -to get my kids ready
for school. -Yes. -I take ’em to school.
-Right. And then I go and train
for three or four hours. -Uh, that’s just you learning
how to fight again? -Yeah. Yeah. And you don’t think
you could learn how to sing? You should combine them. You should combine them
and do both at the same time. No, because your-your voice
isn’t, like.. Bruce Lee was doing that as a…
(sings goofy high notes) -Like, you could do that…
-Oh, I could. -…in the middle of the thing.
-Yes. That… You could be fighting
while singing. -Do you know what I mean?
-You know what? I’ve been thinking
this whole time, like,
a certain style of singing, -but that’s a style of singing
I can do. -You see? -Kung fu, musical,
Charlize Theron. -Yes. Are you kidding me?
I’m producing. -We’re making this, people.
-Yes, we’re making it. -We’re making this movie.
-(applause and cheering) Um… So, you’re in the world
of rom-coms. Uh, you’ve got an exciting
movie coming out that’s about Fox News,
and you’re playing Megyn Kelly, uh, which everybody really wants
to see. But while you’re doing
all of this, you’re raising a family,
as you said, right? You-You’re like…
You-you do it in the week. You, like, wake up
to make lunch for your kids, and then, you want to take them
to school, and then, you have barbecues
with them on the weekend. You-you… you realize
that’s not a normal thing for many super wealthy people– like, waking up and making lunch
for their kids. Why do you do that? -Wha-What do you mean?
-No. I mean, sure, there’s a lot of rich people
are just like, “Yeah, the kids need food,”
and then they’ll be like, -“Maria! The kids need food.”
-(laughter) This is a true thing.
And you wake up at 5:00 a.m. Let me tell you something now:
when I have all the money that I want,
I’m not waking up for shit. -(laughter) -My kids’ll be like,
“Daddy, I’m hungry.” I’ll be like, “That’s why you
got a chef. I’m not waking up.” Why do you wake up? You know…
’cause you want to . Kids, like, kids are…
Get ready for it. Kids will destroy you.
Like, I… You just said a negative thing
as the most positive thing. No, in the most beautiful way. -Yes. -They will destroy you
in the most beautiful… I mean, the other way, too.
Get ready for that, too. -Yeah.
-Like, that’s a fact. But they… I…
I love it, I love it. I… I love waking up -and having those two hours
with my kids and… -Yes. making them lunches that they
probably throw away at school and have absolutely
no appreciation for. You know what you should do
if they throw away the lunches, a little trick that
I’ve thought of is, you should put a little bit
of money in the lunches on certain days
but don’t tell them when. And then if you go, like,
“How was your lunch?” and they don’t say…
then you be like, “Oh, I put a hundred dollars
in there. You didn’t find it?” And then every other day
they’re just gonna eat the lunch -looking for the money.
-Okay. I’m gonna… You should become a dad.
You would be great. I don’t think
I would like to be a dad. I’d like to be
a consultant of parents. That’s what I would like to be.
Yeah, that would be fun. -I’d just tell you what to do
with them. -Exactly. Yeah, kids are fun
when they’re not yours. You just get to borrow them,
have a good time, give them back. Wow. “Why did you do that?” “Well, Uncle Trevor
told me to do that.” Yeah, exactly.
Um, before I let you go, I have to talk about all
of the stuff that you’re doing in the world with the Charlize
Theron Africa Outreach Project. Um, many people
don’t know this about you, and I was lucky enough
to travel with you -(applause) -to South Africa…
Yeah, it’s an amazing project. And… I honestly was inspired
to start my foundation because of the work
you were doing. I saw you going back home
to South Africa, I saw you working and, like, changing
people’s lives on the ground, and now you’ve found
a fun way to do it– fun for people
to donate to charity; -horrible for you, because…
-Horrible for me. because if you want
to sing karaoke with Charlize, you can now. And we just talked
about singing, and I didn’t even think
about that. So you’re gonna be doing
karaoke with people if they join in. It’s for the Charlize Theron
Africa Outreach Project, and it’s also for the National
Domestic Workers Alliance. -Yes. -What is…
what is that program? So, that’s… so, I’m doing it
with June Diane Raphael, who’s in the film– she plays
my chief of staff in the film, -Yes.
-and she’s absolutely brilliant. And we became
really good friends, and so I asked her
to do this with me so that I could have…
somebody just to, like… -To suffer with.
-ease the pain a little bit, because it’s gonna be so brutal. Um, yes, and it’s
for both of our charities. Uh, and yeah, we… Listen… it’s gonna be fun. I mean, either way, I don’t
know how it’s gonna turn out, but it’s gonna be fun,
and it’s for a good cause. So please,
go on Omaze.com/LongShot and, uh, come watch me
torture myself. But-but… but just so people
understand what’s happening, they get to go out with you, they get to go out
and party with you, and you drink and you…
and you… you do karaoke. We’re gonna go to a karaoke bar,
and we’re gonna play… -we’re going to play
a shot game… -Oh, wow. Getting drunk with Charlize
Theron? Are you kidding me? Yeah, we set up
the rules already. It’s really fun.
And, uh… I mean, that’s
the only way to do it. There’s no other way to…
for me to go and do this. Sober karaoke’s very depressing. It was between– yes–
it’s getting really drunk or having a small lobotomy. Those were my two choices, okay? I thought, yeah,
the first one was better. Right. And, uh,
let me ask you this. Have you considered that maybe
this could be the beginning of a real-life romantic comedy? What if someone who wins
really sweeps you off your feet on this, like, karaoke date
and then…? ‘Cause I read in the news, and then everyone
texted me about it, that… they were like,
Charlize Theron: “I cannot…
no one wants to ask me out.” And everyone was like,
“Trevor, you know her. -Text her for me.”
-(laughter) -And you didn’t text me.
-Well, what am I gonna text you? What am I gonna say? “Yo, yo,
my friend John says hi.” (laughter) -Listen, it wouldn’t be
the first. -You-you knew. But you knew you
were causing chaos with that. -Oh, man. I…
-Did you not know? How can you as Charlize Theron
tell the world that you cannot find a ma…
Did you know what… -(sighs) -That was a stampede.
You should have been charged… you should have been charged by
the fire marshal for that one. I… And you know what?
You’re right. I-I brought this onto myself. -Yes. -Yes.
I take full responsibility. I can’t complain about it. So tell John to text me. How many people texted you? -A few. -Well, you know what?
-(laughter) I don’t know if the karaoke
will find you love, but I know everything
will go to a good cause. So exciting having you back
on the show. Thank you for being here. Congratulations
on the new movie. Long Shot will be in theaters
nationwide on May 3. And to enter to win a night out
at karaoke with Charlize and to support her Africa
Outreach Project, go to… Charlize Theron, everybody!