Helen Mirren & Ian McKellen Act Out Trump's Ukraine Quid Pro Quo Call

  • Published: 07 November 2019
  • With Stephen Colbert judging their innocence or guilt, these two acting greats take on the roles of Donald Trump and Volodymyr Zelensky and read lines from the infamous "transcript." Their new film "The Good Liar" hits theaters on Friday, November 15th. #Colbert #LSSC #Interviews

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Comments • 838

  • gap949
    gap949  6 minutes back

    Lol ! Please read the price tag on her shoe !

    • Maliceah
      Maliceah  5 hours back

      I agree, St. Paul's Cathedral is breathtaking!

      • Techie DLS
        Techie DLS  19 hours back

        Guilty NOT.....how can inquiring about evil (corruption) be evil..helooooo

        • Darth Baiter
          Darth Baiter  20 hours back

          Ian and Hellen, Legends of their own time.
          Trump, a legend in his own mind.

          • Cinda Bishop
            Cinda Bishop  22 hours back

            Lie #1:  "Here in America, we're trying to get Trump to exit the Oval Office."  I almost stopped there, but wrote this reply instead: --------- My reply:  America isn't doing any such thing.  A party of frauds pretending to fight for what I believe in (the right to choose, LGBT rights, protecting the environment) are messing with the dumbed-down minds of those still hanging onto a compromised, contaminated Democratic party.  If you're fighting for the causes I believe in, and you fight dirty, I vote you off the playing field.  And what America is doing is mopping the floor with you bitches.  You are getting voted out.  To hell with you.  ---------------  Here's where I had to actually stop:   Hellen Merrin's just about ready to say her line, when she asks, "What's the name of the guy I'm supposed to be talking to?"   She doesn't know, she doesn't care.  She knows zip about this subject, she's just playing to a dumbed-down US television audience and keeping alive her career as an actress.  As an actress, she's just great.  As a human being, she's an actress, and that won't do in the real world where people care about real things.

            • John Wright
              John Wright  3 minutes back

              Your poor propaganda talk won't work here, go watch Faux news garbage. The only party of frauds is spineless GOP or should I say - real swamp and Trump cult. So stop lying, if you support Trump and don't support his removal, you don't support any of the policies you mentioned. Trump is hateful bigot, literally supporting crazy religious radicals, who hate LGBT community, he doesn't believe in protecting environment, he threw away every deal which protected our nature, Paris deal is prime example. He supports coal industry, which is killing all of us, our planet and children, and coal workers too, and he lies to coal workers, that he can bring back coal - no he can't and for 3 years he didn't. He is lying douche, spreading and supporting conspiracy theories, criminals in GOP, he is criminal himself, who broke the law and the Constitution of this country and real patriots are loyal to the Constitution, not traitor president. Trump welcomed help of Russia during election, it was written all over Mueller report, I read it, you and cowards from GOP didn't, its clear as day. Trump is a traitor to this country and all his supporters are as well. He is the only one playing dirty, criminal, traitor and a thug. News flash for you: you are getting voted out.

          • Sue Scott
            Sue Scott  23 hours back

            St Paul's , Christopher wren is my relative ,his sister is my ancestor

            • M N
              M N  1 days back

              “There’s no way of saying that any other way except guiltily ” ouch!
              Thank you. This was worse than quid pro quo, it was extortion.

              • shmeet
                shmeet  1 days back

                ________________So this is supposed to suggest that the president merely asking for a favor, any favor at all, from a foreign leader is itself an illegal act? Well that makes it so very simple even a child could understand it! How could anyone who used to enjoy watching Stephen not feel disappointed?

                • Fiona Tanzer
                  Fiona Tanzer  1 days back

                  Seen the film - Dame Helen and Sir Ian are outstanding.

                  • mihira66
                    mihira66  1 days back

                    I love you Stephen Colbert!!

                    • SasquatchMelee
                      SasquatchMelee  1 days back

                      I've lost my bet: No reference to Gandalf.

                      • Basse Banan
                        Basse Banan  1 days back

                        I hate when he talk Politics ..... He asumes ppl are No Trump supports .. Very bad behavior in my mind!

                        • Jaime Luevano
                          Jaime Luevano  1 days back

                          Shes dating Keanu Reeves.

                          • aditsu
                            aditsu  2 days back

                            Incoming Chump tweet: "the two most overrated actors ever..."

                            • John Doe
                              John Doe  2 days back

                              Love it! Two of the greatest actors ever!

                              • wldavid1
                                wldavid1  2 days back

                                Love Helen Mirren but she is so boring in interviews.

                                • Alina Medina
                                  Alina Medina  2 days back

                                  Best line ever, there’s no way of saying that sentence that’s not considered guilty. Precisely! The words themselves and in the specific order they are used makes the sentence guilty. Improper. Inappropriate. And with any luck impeachable. Let’s put an end to this tyrant and move on so the country can heal.

                                  • Robert Johnson
                                    Robert Johnson  2 days back

                                    I was on the fence about this movie. Father this, I’m going to see it now.

                                    • Alex S.
                                      Alex S.  2 days back

                                      It’s Sir Ian McKellen, correct yourself

                                      • Gui Borges
                                        Gui Borges  2 days back

                                        two stupid english people talking about American politics, as if anyone gives a damn about their stupid opinion, thats something to be laughing about. Specially when they do not know anything about politics because they came from a country that do not respect the basic rights like the free speech right. Go to England and worry about your politics because it is much worse than America and all of the European countries. that I can tell

                                        • Gui Borges
                                          Gui Borges  22 hours back

                                          @John Wright no, idiots who are from somewhere else talking about what they do not know... there are enough problems in their country to take care of and they want to come to America and say: listen to us our point is very important... if someone actually asked their opinion about anything. Thats what the english media does all the time, to avoid talking about their corrupt and shit country, they want to talk about other countries when nobody gives a damn about what they think, thats being such an idiot child.

                                        • John Wright
                                          John Wright  22 hours back

                                          so no argument at all, just insults, just like Trump, ''congrats''. they know what is going on, they are not stupid, you are if you still support traitor Trump.

                                      • Aaron Mijail Herrera Castro

                                        *Those 2 are magnificent, it's gonna such a loss the moment they're not with us anymore, good health for long time*

                                        • Michin Sin
                                          Michin Sin  2 days back

                                          Can't believe Stephen didn't mention Lord of the Rings once.
                                          That's how much respect he must have for Ian McKellen.

                                          • thelaurels13
                                            thelaurels13  2 days back

                                            Ian McKellan and Helen Mirren quintessentially British. Love them both 🧡

                                            • Anja Plushenka
                                              Anja Plushenka  2 days back

                                              *Los reyes maravillosos!*

                                              • Peter Ang
                                                Peter Ang  2 days back

                                                And now he did it right and didn't read my comment yet by the first video...

                                                • Stephen Anna Marydas
                                                  Stephen Anna Marydas  2 days back

                                                  Yeah world is a better place because of these two

                                                  • barufotos
                                                    barufotos  2 days back

                                                    I first saw political cartoons mocking fireside chat themed reading of the Ukraine call transcripts. Thought they were being creative; had no idea the clown pig president had been stupid enough to suggest such a thing himself.

                                                    • Trumpty Dumpty your fall is coming!

                                                      Extortion it is.

                                                      • Kevin Reardon
                                                        Kevin Reardon  3 days back

                                                        Dear god, now that is acting!!!

                                                        • Cool Hand Mark
                                                          Cool Hand Mark  3 days back

                                                          I would do such wickedly delicious things to Helen Mirren...

                                                          • Watch City
                                                            Watch City  3 days back

                                                            Big Ben, hello. Touche!

                                                            • Cynth Wise
                                                              Cynth Wise  3 days back

                                                              IT's A GUILTY PHRASE ...."I would like you to do us a favor, though"......Fact.

                                                              • johnniee
                                                                johnniee  3 days back

                                                                HUGE THUMBS DOWN due to all the stupid ads!!! Stephen Cobert should be embarrassed.....

                                                                • Baraka Ali
                                                                  Baraka Ali  3 days back


                                                                  • C D Prince
                                                                    C D Prince  3 days back

                                                                    She's the best... no flies on either of them... love that she couldn't be arsed to take the price tag off the bottom of her shoe...

                                                                    • Sable Wolfsong
                                                                      Sable Wolfsong  3 days back

                                                                      I love them both so much!

                                                                      • Christine Von Lossberg

                                                                        Stephen is so thrilled they are there. Love it.

                                                                        • Aaron
                                                                          Aaron  3 days back

                                                                          That didn't really work.

                                                                          • Arachne97
                                                                            Arachne97  3 days back

                                                                            4:12 That wasn't innocent. That was Gandalf.

                                                                            • link0587
                                                                              link0587  3 days back

                                                                              She forgot to take the tag off her shoes lol

                                                                              • voodoochild1975az
                                                                                voodoochild1975az  3 days back

                                                                                Helen should have read it as 'Anahl Natracht, uth vas bethud, dhockyiel dienve' dripping with venom as from Excaliber... ;)

                                                                                I also love how the gun drawn version had a touch of Magneto in it....

                                                                                • Gracchi
                                                                                  Gracchi  3 days back

                                                                                  I want to see the full transcript ,that was moved to the secret servers,, if its so perfect release the whole thing.

                                                                                  • Ross Doctor
                                                                                    Ross Doctor  3 days back

                                                                                    Fuck me how great is this to see 2 Actors that are of the greatest in the world Together Trying to promote their latest movie together But being sabotaged

                                                                                    • Ann
                                                                                      Ann  3 days back

                                                                                      I’m so relieved it was just that line and nobody tried to do a Ukrainian accent

                                                                                      • winslow103
                                                                                        winslow103  3 days back

                                                                                        If Helen Mirren ever needs a favour you know no ones going to be saying no.

                                                                                        Also the Magneto-esc tinge on McKellens voice would suggest very few refusals...

                                                                                        Seriously when these guys are done acting someone put them in office

                                                                                        • 성준호 成俊虎
                                                                                          성준호 成俊虎  3 days back

                                                                                          Gandalf is dating with Mother Ginger in London.

                                                                                          • Seraphin David
                                                                                            Seraphin David  3 days back

                                                                                            Sir Ian said that beautifully innocently tho

                                                                                            • Sherry E. Reson
                                                                                              Sherry E. Reson  3 days back

                                                                                              Extortion! All day I’ve been thinking that “quid pro quo” is a meant-to-be reframing of extortion. Thank you Stephan Colbert.