Jeffrey Tambor

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Jeffrey Tambor shares a clip from "Transparent" and patiently helps Stephen understand the concept of being transgender. (5:31)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> STEPHEN: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY!

MY GUEST TONIGHT PLAYS ATRANSGENDER WOMAN IN THE NEW

SHOW "TRANSPARENT" ON AMAZON.

IT'S PUTTING MOM-AND-POPTRANSGENDER SHOWS OUT OF

BUSINESS.

PLEASE WELCOME JEFFREY TAMBOR!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)MR. TAMBOR, THANKS SO MUCH FOR

COMING ON.

NICE TO SEE YOU!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)THANK YOU SO MUCH.

PLEASE.

PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

JEFFREY, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE ONLY MET THE FIRST TIMETONIGHT.

CAN I CALL YOU JEFFREY?

>> YES.

>> STEPHEN: THANK YOU VERYMUCH.

YOU MAY CALL ME STEPHEN.

I'M A HUGE FAN OF YOUR WORK, THELARRY SANDERS SHOW, ARRESTED

DEVELOPMENT.

CURRENTLY STARRING IN THE NEWAMAZON SERIES TRANSPARENT.

>> YES SIR

>> STEPHEN: THE SHOW ISFASCINATING TO ME. IN IT,

YOU PLAY A --

>> A TRANSGENDER, OR SOMEONE WHOIS TRANSITIONING

I PLAY MORA PFEFFERMAN WHO WASTHE PATRIARCH OF THE

PFEFFERMAN FAMILY AND IS NOWTHE MATRIARCH

>> STEPHEN: AND PREVIOUSLY WASCALLED MORT.

>> AND IS NOW CALLED MORA.

>> STEPHEN: LET'S WATCH A CLIPFROM THE SHOW

CAN YOU HELP ME OUT HERE? AREYOU SAYING YOU'RE GOING

TO START DRESSING LIKE A LADY,ALL THE TIME?

NO HONEY, ALL MY LIFE. MY WHOLELIFE, I HAVE BEEN DRESSING UP.

LIKE A MAN. THIS IS ME.

LIKE A MAN. THIS IS ME.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> DO NOT HURT MY FEELINGS.

(LAUGHTER)>> STEPHEN: I NEED YOUR HELP.

I'M GOING TO PUT MY CARDS ON THETABLE.

>> DO IT.

>> STEPHEN: OKAY.

I NEED YOUR HELP.

I'M NOT AN ACTOR.

YOU'RE AN ACTOR, AND YOU --(LAUGHTER)

I DON'T UNDERSTAND -- I DON'TUNDERSTAND CERTAIN THINGS.

>> I'M GOING TO TAKE YOU THROUGHTHIS.

(LAUGHTER)>> STEPHEN: BE GENTLE.

BE GENTLE.

>> BE GENTLE WITH ME.

>> STEPHEN: TRANSGENDER TO MEIS FASCINATING LIKE QUANTUM

PHYSICS IS.

>> OKAY.

>> STEPHEN: AND QUANTUMPHYSICS, A PARTICLE CAN BOTH BE

THERE AND NOT.

>> RIGHT.

>> STEPHEN: AND THEY CAN BOTHBE TRUE.

>> RIGHT.

BY THE WAY, I'M LOST.

>> STEPHEN: THAT'S THE WAY IAM WHEN IT COMES TO

UNDERSTANDING THE TRANSGENDERCOMMUNITY.

HOW CAN SOMEONE BE BOTHIDENTIFIABLE AS A

MAN BUT SELF-IDENTIFY AS A WOMANTHEIR ENTIRE LIFE.

HOW CAN BOTH BE TRUE?

>> MORA, SINCE SHE WAS 5, HASFELT SHE WAS IN THE WRONG BODY

AND AT 70 YEARS OF AGE OR 70YEARS OF OLD, HAS MADE A BREAK

FOR FREEDOM AND HER AUTHENTICITYAND SHE BECOMES FOR THE FIRST

TIME HERSELF AND THE LEADER OFTHE FAMILY AND A TRUE PARENT.

>> STEPHEN: DOES ANYONE IN THEFAMILY KNOW BEFORE THIS?

>> NO, AND IN THE SERIES

I HAVE TO COME OUT TO EACH ONEOF THEM, WHICH IS ALSO VERY

COMMON, AND IT'S THE GREATESTTRANSFORMATIVE ROLE I'VE EVER

HAD IN MY LIFE.

>> STEPHEN: AND YOU ARE --(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

I HAVE BEEN INFORMED TO ASKPEOPLE HOW THEY SELF IDENTIFIED.

HOW DO YOU SELF IDENTIFY?

>> JEFFREY TAMBOR, SON OFBARNEY AND EILEEN TAMBOR,

I AM FOR THE PURSUIT OF FREEDOM,AUTHENTICITY AND HAPPINESS.

>> STEPHEN: AND YOUR GENDER?

(APPLAUSE)HOW DO YOU --

>> MY DAUGHTER IS SEVEN YEARSOLD AND I SAID, HONEY, THIS IS A

LITTLE DIFFERENT.

THIS IS THE WOMAN WHO'S INTRANSITION, AND SHE SAYS, DADDY,

I GET IT.

SEVEN YEARS OLD, SHE SAYS,DADDY, SHE'S MORE COMFORTABLE

BEING A WOMAN.

(APPLAUSE)>> STEPHEN: I'M GOING TO GET

THERE.

>> YOU'VE GOT TO GET THERE.

>> STEPHEN: I'M FIRST TO ADMITI'M A CIS HETERO(BLEEP).

CAN I ASK A SERIOUS QUESTION?

IS THERE GOING TO BE A HELL BOY3?

>> OH, MY GOD!

THERE'S ACTUALLY TALK OF A HELLBOY 3, BUT THEY BETTER HURRY, OR

I'M GOING TO BE IN A WALKER.

>> STEPHEN: JEFFREY TAMBOR!

SUCH A JOY TO HAVE YOU HERE!

>> AND SUCH A JOY TO BE HERE.

>> STEPHEN: I'VE NOT HELD AGUEST'S HAND THIS LONG, AND

THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL AND SOFT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> STEPHEN: YOU'VE TAKEN ME ONA JOURNEY.

>> THANK YOU.

>> STEPHEN: THE SHOW ISFANTASTIC AND I WANT TO

CONGRATULATE MYSELF FOR SAYINGSO!

(LAUGHTER)JEFFREY TAMBOR, "TRANSPARENT"

NOW ON AMAZON!

WE'LL BE BACK!