On Thursday night’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the late-night host finished up his opening monologue by having a little fun with an interview that’s been making the rounds on the internet.
1990s action star Steven Seagal did an interview on “Good Morning Britain” Wednesday, from Moscow, to comment on the recent protests by NFL players during the national anthem.
Seagal called the protests “outrageous” and “disgusting,” and said that he respects the American flag, despite voicing these pro-American views while the Kremlin is visible in the background.
The interview instantly spread across the globe, with many not just commenting on how unusual the interview was, but Seagal’s unique look: a black kimono and jet black goatee, which had many commenting on social media that he looked like a Bond villain … or how he was once portrayed on “South Park.”
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Decide for yourself. Here’s the interview:
But there was one thing Seagal said that really jumped out for Colbert.
“I myself have risked my life countless times for the American flag,” Seagal said.
“And sure, none of that was real,” said Colbert. “But then again, neither is his hair.”
Colbert felt there was more Seagal could have said on the NFL protest issue, so he took it upon himself to channel the action hero and expand on his thoughts.
Colbert went off-camera for a second, and returned sporting a hastily made black goatee, and small glasses over the glasses he was already wearing. The host then got tossed classic Seagal titles and incorporated them in his “Seagal” disapproval of what the NFL players are doing.
Watch the hilarious bit below (starts at the 3:20 mark). NOTE: Seagal did not star in “Mortal Kombat” (you’ll get it after you see the clip):