>>Stephen: HEY, EVERYBODY,
WE’RE BACK HERE WITH THE STAR OF REQUESTED OF “JUDY” RENEE
ZELLWEGER. FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD,
THERE’S A LOT OF OSCAR BUZZ ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE. PEOPLE ARE SAYING IT’S A
TREMENDOUS STAR TURN BY YOU, AND THAT MEANS A LOT OF FANCY
PARTIES IN YOUR FUTURE. I WAS JUST OUT AT THE EMMYS, AND
EVEN I GET A LITTLE STAR-STRUCK AT TIMES WHEN I MEET PEOPLE I
ADMIRE.>>LIKE WHO?>>Stephen: THE NEW ZEALAND
DIRECTOR I THINK HE’S SUPER COOL.>>I IMAGINE YOU DO. I BET THERE’S ANOTHER DIRECTOR
IN NEW ZEALAND WHO EXCITES YOU A LITTLE BIT, TOO.>>Stephen: YEAH, YEAH.>>A LITTLE TOLKIEN.>>Stephen: I’M A FAN. DO YOU EVER GET STAR STRUCK? LIKE, HAVE YOU EVER BEEN SOME
PLACE LIKE, “I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M ABOUT TO MEET THIS PERSON?”
>>OH, GOSH, I HAD A HUMILIATING MELT. IT WAS VERY EMBARRASSING. YOU WILL BE EMBARRASSED FOR ME
IF I SHARE THIS STORY WITH YOU.>>Stephen: I’D LOVE TO BE
EMBARRASSED FOR YOU.>>YOU GUYS WANT TO BE
EMBARRASSED FOR ME? ( APPLAUSE )
OKAY, ALL RIGHT. I’M GOING TO MAKE A CONFESSION. I HAVE A BIT OF A SOFT SPOT FOR
JIMMY CARTER. ( APPLAUSE )
( CHEERS ) SORRY. SORRY!>>Stephen: YES.>>AND IT’S NOT JUST THE BABY
BLUES YOU KNOW. IT’S THE MAN —
>>Stephen: HE HAS PIERCING BLUE EYES.>>HE DOES, HE DOES. HE’S A HANDSOME MAN. HE’S A SOUTHERN MAN. HE’S —
>>Stephen: SHE’S VERY MATURE. ( LAUGHTER ).>>THERE’S THAT.>>Stephen: YES.>>BUT, YOU KNOW, HE’S A GREAT
SCHOLAR. HE’S A MAN OF GREAT SCHOLARSHIP
AND GREAT CHARACTER, WHO IS A POET. HE’S A MAN OF FAITH WHO
PRACTICES, BUT HE DOESN’T USE HIS RELIGION AS A TOOL TO
DIVISIVENESS BUT AS A BEACON FOR, I DON’T KNOW, INSPIRE
HUMANITY TOWARDS WHATEVER LOVING GOD WE WANT, WORLD PEACE. AND HE’S A NAVY BOY. I MEAN, WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE? YOU KNOW? ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).>>Stephen: SURE.>>AND HE’S IN HIS 90s RIGHT? HE’S STILL SHARP.>>Stephen: THERE’S SOMETHING
ABOUT A MAN IN HIS 90s.>>HE’S STILL SHARP. BRAIN CANCER, HE’S SHARP. FUNNY AND HE’S IN LOVE WITH HIS
WIFE. RIGHT? OKAY, SO, I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY,
BECAUSE HE WROTE THIS BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF POETRY, AND I WAS GOING
TO GO DOWN THERE AND I WAS GOING TO GET A COPY OF IT AND I READ
IN THE PAPER THAT HE WAS GOING TO BE IN TIMES SQUARE AT THE
BARNES & NOBLES. AND I WENT, AND I THOUGHT I HAD
GONE EARLY. BUT, APPARENTLY, FOUR AND A HALF
HOURS AHEAD OF A JIMMY CARTER BOOK SIGNING IS NOT EARLY
ENOUGH. SO I THINK WE SHOT SOUTH ABOUT
TWO BLOCKS, WHICH IS A SUBSTANTIAL BIT OF GEOGRAPHY,
RIGHT? AND THEN EAST ANOTHER TWO
BLOCKS, WHICH IS EVEN MORE OF A SCHLEP. SO WE WAITED IN WHAT BECAME THE
SNOW FOR ABOUT FOUR AND A HALF HOURS. AND I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT
HOW MUCH I ADORE HIM AND THE THING I WANT TO SAY TO HIM ABOUT
HIS BIG SPEECH ON TEMPERANCE, WHEN HE WAS TELLING US ABOUT THE
CRISE, THE ANSWER TO WORLD SHORTAGES IS WE MUST CONSUME
EXPLES WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WHAT WE NEED VERSUS… AND
EVERYONE WENT, WOW. BOOO! BUT, ANYWAY, I– I WAS JUST
THINKING ABOUT ALL THE THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO HIM AND
EXPRESS MY APPRECIATION. SO WE WAITED IN LINE, AND THAT
WAS FOUR AND A HALF HOURS OF FROT BITE. AND THEN YOU GO INSIDE THE
BOOKSTORE– HAS ANYBODY BEEN TO A BOOK SIGNING? YOU LINE THE WALLS DOWNSTAIRS,
AND THEN YOU’RE IN A LINE GOING UP THE STAIRS, AND THEN YOU LINE
THE WALLS UPSTAIRS. AND THEN YOU FINALLY APPROACH,
YOU KNOW BY YOUR NEXT BIRTHDAY YOU’RE APPROACHING THE SIGNEE
TABLE. AND IT’S A QUICK PROCESS. THE ONE HAS THE BOOK, WHO PASSES
IT TO THE NEXT, WHO HAS THE PEN, AND PASSES IT ON THE NEXT PERSON
WHO PASSES IT TO THE PRESIDENT AND YOU GET SHUFFLED ALONG AND
YOU FIND YOURSELF STANDING THERE IN FRONT OF THE BABY BLUES. AND THIS MAN WHO HAS INSPIRED
YOU TO A DIFFERENT LEVEL OF THOUGHTFULNESS, AND HE HELD THE
BOOK AND THE PEN IN HIS HAND, AND I WAS REALLY READY, BECAUSE
HERE IT COMES. I’M GOING TO HAVE MY THING THAT
I SAY TO JIMMY CARTER. AND HE LOOKS UP AT ME AND HE
SAID, “HELLO.” AND I SAID, “HEY.” ( LAUGHTER )
( WHISPERS ) THANK YOU. ANYWAY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.>>Stephen: RENEE, THANK YOU
SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE.>>IT’S NICE TO MEET YOU.>>Stephen: “JUDY” IS IN
THEATERS THIS WEEKEND. RENEE ZELLWEGER, EVERYBODY!

Renée Zellweger Waited Four Hours In The Cold To Meet Jimmy Carter
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