Jeffrey Wright burned Stephen Colbert in an improvised (but deleted) line during their Westworld parody for the Emmys, and Colbert has the footage.
“It doesn’t look like anything to me.”
Jeffrey Wright, one of the stars of the acclaimed HBO series Westworld, stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to speak about the show. The series, which premiered its second season just this week, has been widely acclaimed since its very first episode. So when Stephen Colbert hosted the Emmys last year, he took part in a Westworld parody with Wright.
In the skit, Colbert appeared naked, speaking to Wright’s Bernard Lowe character. As revealed on last night’s Late Show, Wright improvised a line that was ultimately cut from what was aired. Colbert felt the line should have been used, and along with Wright, they disagreed with the decision to remove it. “They don’t understand artists,” Colbert jokes.
For the quick set-up, the androids on Westworld are programmed to say, “It doesn’t look like anything to me,” when faced with things they don’t recognize. It’s a common line used throughout the series. So in the sketch, a naked Colbert catches Bernard staring below the waist, and calls him out on it. “It doesn’t look like anything to me,” Wright ad-libs with a straight face.
You can watch the interview with Wright and the deleted Emmy scene in the video below.
Westworld is back in action and already even crazier than Season 1. You can watch that show Sunday nights on HBO at 9 p.m. EST. On weeknights, you can watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert when it airs at 11:35 p.m. EST on CBS.