If there’s one thing that Seth Meyers is known for, it’s giving his amazing writers a chance to shine onstage. On a recent episode of his show, Meyers gave his writer Amber Ruffin the floor to talk about the hit sensation Black Panther. It’s not surprising to see how Ruffin would be so excited to talk about the movie. After all, Black Panther has been seen as a trailblazing film—and Ruffin is a trailblazer in her own right.
As the first black female writer for a late-night show in the U.S., Ruffin possesses a unique voice—and she’s also very funny. Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, Ruffin started working on Meyers’ show about four years ago. And her review of the mega-hit movie was definitely entertaining. Stepping on stage, Ruffin surprised Seth by saying that she was not a fan of the film—because she had acted in the film and been cut from it. The interview then cuts to a scene of Ruffin in full Wakandan dress. However, it quickly becomes obvious that the scene is a hilarious spoof. Ruffin complains about her rhinoceros while giving attitude to one of the elders in the council. She even pitches the idea of a water park to Chadwick Boseman’s character.
However, at the end of the interview, Ruffin admits that she loves the movie and has seen it four times. “Wakanda Forever!” she smiles as she exits the stage.
When Australian actor Joel Edgerton joined Seth Meyers for a chat, the two quickly fell into a funny conversation about why Edgerton would make a terrible spy. Although Edgerton plays such shadowy characters on the big screen, he admitted that he would not be able to keep up the ruse in real life. After all, as Edgerton points out, spies are not permitted to really talk about lives—and all actors do is talk about themselves!
Edgerton also tells a hilarious story about the spy kit he owned as a child, which prompted him to spy on his grandmother snoring. The Aussie actor also regaled the audience with tales of shooting his most recent film. Although Edgerton was playing a man who was involved in a terrifying torture scene, he stated that it was actually very entertaining to shoot. In fact, Jennifer Lawrence’s dog Pippy even tried to make a cameo during the shot. Concerned that the actor playing the torturer was actually hurting his owner and friend, the protective pooch sprang into action. Edgerton and Meyers were able to laugh about how Pippy’s heroic actions were actually more effective than his character’s.
Interestingly enough, the buzz around Hollywood is that Edgerton and Lawrence are currently dating. Taking this into consideration, Edgerton’s name drop of Lawrence during his interview with Meyers makes even more sense. It’s no wonder that so many film fans are excited to see the two onscreen for Red Sparrow!