-I haven’t had a chance to see
you after “Avengers” came out. But it went on to make
like $2.9 billion. -Yeah, it made a few bucks.
-Yeah, it did. It’s like the biggest grossing
movie in the history of film. -Right, yeah.
-Not too shabby, buddy. Congrats on that.
-Yeah, not too shabby. I’ll take it. I’ll take it.
-Yeah, yeah, yeah. And everyone’s probably already
asked you all these questions, so I won’t — -Lay them on me.
What do you got? -Well, I mean,
was it sentimental? Did you — Were you sad when you
had to do the end — last scene? And —
-Yeah, it was very emotional. I mean, it’s
surprisingly emotional. These movies are
a huge part of your life. And so, when they
come to an end, it really — It has an impact. -Were you wearing, like,
dots on your face or CGI, like, ping-pong balls
on your face? -No, luckily, I don’t
have to do that nonsense. But it still — It still — You know, it still
had an effect. -Well, yeah, I mean,
but you’re doing the thing. But in the movie when you see
it, I mean you have the — I can’t spoil it
at this point, right? -No, no, yeah. This is so nice
’cause this is after — -People have seen it.
-We can say anything we want. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] But you’re old.
-Yeah. -They did such an amazing job
making you old. Did that freak you out?
-They did a good job. Well, they did — They did —
A lot of it was prosthetic. They left my mouth
without the prosthetic so they could add that CGI. I guess that’s actually still —
still hard to do. But they left my mouth the same, but even just having the whole
face, you know, you kind of — It’s like looking
at your grandfather. -Yeah.
-It’s a strange feeling. -Well, the good news is
you’re a good-looking old man. [ Laughter ]
You’re going to age very well. -That’s what I heard,
yeah, yeah. -Did Anthony Mackie — I know all the scripts and all
the scenes are very secretive. And did he know that you were
going to give him the shield? -You know, there’s actually
a really great story with that. The secret — The scripts
are so lock and key, but they had given me the scene where I pass the shield
to Mackie. Oh, it’s so nice
to be able to say that. You know, it doesn’t
have to be a secret. -It’s like therapy. I want you to lay
down on the couch and just talk about
the Marvel secrets, yeah. -But — But — I did know that
Mackie was getting the shield, and while we — This is actually
a really nice story. While we were filming
in Atlanta, you know, I had already
read the scene. I had a few people over to watch
a football game or something, and Mackie was the first one
to show up. I didn’t know he didn’t know
what was going to happen. And he showed up first,
and I said, “Hey, man, you know,
isn’t that scene fantastic?” And he said, “What scene?” And I said, “The — The scene
where I give you the shield.” And he said,
“You’re giving me the shield?” [ Laughter ] And I said, “Oh, no. Oh, no.” Well, yeah.” And so I ran
to my room, and I got the scene, and I gave it to him, and I got
to watch him read the scene for the first time
where he’s getting the shield. And he was so happy, and, you
know, you immediately feel like, man, maybe I — Maybe I robbed
this moment from — Maybe Kevin Feige deserved this. But it was so nice to share it
with him. He was so happy and, you know,
so deserving, and it was just — -It was a great moment. -It was a nice way
to kind of have, just between us,
the transition of characters. It was great. -I got to see it
in a theater full of people, and one of the biggest
parts of the movie that got a big reaction is
when you pick up Thor’s hammer. -Yeah.
-That was a big moment. Yeah, I mean —
Everyone went nuts. Like, “What?! I knew he could do it!”
Like, yelling. “I knew he always –”
Was that — -I don’t think
Hemsworth liked it. [ Laughter ] -“Hey, there’s only one Thor,”
yeah. What would feel better, picking
up the shield for the first time or Thor’s hammer
for the first time? -Hammer.
-Really? [ Laughs ] -Yeah. Well, you know, the shield was destined
for the character. The hammer was kind of this,
you know, period at the end of a sentence
in terms of his worth, and, yeah, it was nice. And the Russos really know
how to build those moments up. -They were great.
-I’ll say the hammer. -They did such a great job
with that. Everyone just knocked it
out of the park. Let’s talk about your new film,
“Knives Out.” -Yeah.
-A totally different character than Captain America.
-Yeah. Well, we finished
the last scenes of “Endgame,” and I went into “Knives Out”
only a week later. So it really was a —
It was a real 180… -Wow.
-…in terms of character. -Can you explain what the movie
is about to everybody? -I can try.
It’s kind of a murder mystery in the vein of Agatha Christie. Everyone is vile.
Everyone is awful. Everyone’s a suspect. But those are the movies I love. You know, those — Those are
the movies — It’s like “Clue.” -Yeah. Oh, yeah. Yeah.
-These are the movies — -With a great cast.
-Yeah, yeah. -Daniel Craig is in it.
Michael Shannon. -So many — Jamie Lee Curtis. -Jamie Lee Curtis. Don Johnson.
-Don Johnson. -This guy — I love that.
-Toni Collette? Come on.
-Oh, Toni Collette. I mean, you stop right there.
-She can do no wrong. -Yeah, exactly.
-And that’s just — I mean, across the board,
everyone was — -You don’t know
who’s telling the truth and who’s lying
the whole way through, which is what you want
a good mystery to be like. Are you a good liar
in real life? -No, I’m a terrible liar,
which is so weird, because I act for a living. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] -But, you know,
you when have lines that you’re supposed to say
in the context of filming, it’s great. When it’s actually real-life
lying, I feel like I — I have every tell
you could possibly have. I get red. I sweat. My eyes gaze.
I’m touching my face. [ Laughter ] -You can’t —
You don’t have a poker face. -I’m horrible at poker, which is such a shame,
’cause I love the game, but the second the cards
are dealt, I’m like — [ Giggling ] -“Ah, I got an ace!
Oh, no, I didn’t.” [ Both babbling ] Like, we can’t play
with you anymore, dude. -Out the gate. It’d be easier
if I just give you my money, and I’m gonna go
have a drink at the bar.