The folks at CBS’s Late Show decided to give viewers a Christmas treat Thursday by playing a clip of the new film “August: Osage County” starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.
In the 54-second clip, Roberts dropped six F-bombs while also saying four S-words (video follows with commentary):
Obviously, these were all bleeped by the censors, but you didn’t have to be Fellini to know what Roberts was saying.
When you add it up, Roberts had a vulgarity bleeped once every five seconds.
Without question, this clip was chosen to feature Roberts – who typically is rather demure in her movies – cursing like a rap star.
When the clip ended, the audience applauded, Roberts congratulated herself, and Letterman said, “Yeah! There she is, ladies and gentlemen, America’s sweetheart.” He then joined in the applause before shaking her hand and saying, “Beautiful!”
“Merry Christmas,” Roberts said to the studio audience as Letterman kissed her hand.
“A little something for the holidays,” he said to the camera before leaning over to her and saying in her ear, “God bless you.”
God bless you, indeed.