Saturday, May 7, 2011

What We Didn’t Get To See On ‘The Graham Norton Show’

Thanks to HoochieMommaFF who was at the taping of the show. Via Lion & Lamb Love

So, there was a whole section where Graham talked to Rob and Reese about the fact that lots of the stunts they did for WFE looked genuinely dangerous. He mentioned Roman Riding (standing across two bareback horses while they are in motion) for Reese, along with the fact that she had actually been thrown from a horse at one point, which she said had been embarrassing. Then Rob observed that he was struck later by how they had done lots of stunts and scenes which in retrospect were actually really dangerous. He then referred to one scene he did with a lion, where the lion was in a cage, that he would have to put his arm in. Rob then said that the temperature was “like a hundred and ten degrees” then he seemed to get really nervous and said “that sounds like a made-up temperature, that doesn’t sound real,” but Reese assured him it could be real. LOL. Anyway, I digress. So he recounted the story where the lion was really lethargic because of the heat, so the trainer got it riled up with meat beforehand and it was really pissed off by the time Rob had to do his scene, which was to put his arm in the cage. He said that in retrospect, he can’t believe he did it because every time, the lion ate the prosthetic arm. And Reese was nodding in agreement at this point. He said that the reason he would do this dangerous stuff was because everyone was acting like it was totally normal and so he went along with it because “didn’t want to look like a pussy.” As he said ‘pussy’, I could just see on his face that he thought, “shit, I’ve said the wrong thing!” Too cute for words. Then he said he asked his bodyguard later, “If the lion had attacked me, what would you have done?” and his bodyguard answered, (Rob puts on an American accent) “I would’a shot it.” And Rob is like, “that would have been extremely embarrassing!”

Also, the part where he briefly recounts the screaming fans / German techno fantasy on the show, was longer. He mentioned that he had this idea for a comedy sketch, then he kind of checked himself in the cutest way and said, “I probably shouldn’t tell you this, because I might still do this sketch for a comedy show,” then continued to tell the tale anyway!

Finally, the other part I most liked that they cut was where Rob recounted a story about filming on location in Spain years ago when there was this one ‘stalker’ who would wait outside his apartment every single day, and so eventually, he asked if she would like to go out for dinner. (!!) So she took him to her parents’ place in the mountains, where they ate truly horrible food, and then he paid for the meal. He finished by saying she never came back after that!

I also liked the dorky way he applauded the other guest, Shappi Khorsandi, when she mentioned a charity fundraising effort – he clapped by hitting his hands against his thighs. ;D

Other favorite moment: the entire female population of the audience trying our best to pay attention to Hugh Laurie performing a song, while Rob lounged on a sofa sipping beer, looking utterly fuckable and watching him too!


Calihi27 said...

Man, I wish Graham Norton would post these extra clips on his Website! I would have LOVED to see that part where Rob talked about the Lion and Dean saying he would have shot it! (not that I condone shooting lions or anything like that) LOL!

Iluvthemovies said...

ITA, I would have luved to hear about Dean protecting Rob by shooting the Lion especially in an American accent.