Jimmy Kimmel played an acting coach who taught celebrities how to act during an amusing sketch on Sunday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After The Oscars.”
Kimmel revealed he’s the head of the “Kimmel School of Perfect Acting,” and showcased acclaimed stars submitting to his rather unique acting techniques. He had Susan Sarandon wear fill a measuring cup with her tears, and attempted to show the married Emily Blunt and John Krasinski the proper way to kiss… without kissing.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong’o, Mila Kunis, Jeff Bridges, Kristen Bell and more all touted Kimmel’s unorthodox methods, which also included making Jennifer Aniston do a trust fall where he didn’t catch her, and forcing Gary Oldman to act his way out of a paper bag. Sean Penn was smacked during a process called “smacting,” and Matt Damon, Kimmel’s nemesis, was relegated to portraying objects like chairs and lamps.
Making the pre-taped skit more hilarious was the inclusion of Eddie Redmayne, who, shortly before the “Jimmy Kimmel” airing, won Best Actor for portraying Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. We’re not sure he needs any help, but it was still pretty funny watching Kimmel make him say things like, “I’m a fancy British man,” and getting angry because the Brit’s accent apparently wasn’t right.
The 2015 installment of the show marked Kimmel’s 10th post-Oscars special. John Travolta, who had a memorable bit with Idina Menzel during the ceremony, was the main guest. There was also an appearance from Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris, and a walk-on from Supporting Actor winner J.K. Simmons, whom Kimmel chided for not thanking him for being his acting coach.