Triple Nine is a “nice enough gritty crime drama/heist movie” that’s being completely ignored, despite its ridiculously stacked cast. There’s Kate Winslet, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot, and Casey Affleck, who dropped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night for a very awkward interview. Things got off to a rocky start when Colbert sarcastically thanked his guest, who looks like a street-corner Jesus, for dressing up, and they never really recovered from there. It also didn’t help when Colbert asked the watery-eyed Affleck if he had any brothers or sisters, outside of “one that I know of.”
After jokingly/not-jokingly challenging each other to a fight, Colbert (who wears glasses, so you can’t punch him in the face) admitted that although he liked Triple Nine, he only watched an hour and ten minutes of it, because “I had to stop and help my son with a science project.” Was Colbert egging Affleck on? Perhaps, and it makes for great, if uncomfortable, television.
The tension dissolved after Colbert showed a clip from the movie, because if there’s one thing that satiates actors, it’s watching themselves on a screen. They’re a lot like parrots with a mirror in that regard.