Don Cheadle and Regina Hall discuss their new show 'Black Monday'

The co-stars said the series tackles topics such as sexual harassment in the 1980s.
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Transcript for Don Cheadle and Regina Hall discuss their new show 'Black Monday'
The new series "Black Monday" is a wild look at the lead-up to the stock market crash of 1987, an era where power, greed and plenty of cocaine had bankers thinking they could make their own rules. And they did. Take a look. This is a place of business. And I am head trader. Of my company. It ain't called the don group. It ain't called the Mo group. You handle this place like a record label and nobody knows why. This is my place. I can do what I I can name anything I want. Watch this, this chair is now Sam. This is panther. Your name is Tyrone. The door's name is Chris and Chris would like to know, are you in or are you out? I'm out. Please welcome two of the finest actors on the planet and I mean this with my whole soul, don Cheadle and Regina hall. ??? Thank you so much. Hi. What's happening, girl? What's up? What's up. Hello. Hello. I love that dress. Thank you. Beautiful. Thank you. Regina, you know I've loved you even before when we were in that one very important scene together in "Girls trip." And you were amazing. Thank you, thank you. My film debut. But seriously, you're everywhere right now, including of "Essence" magazine. And congratulations, last week you won the New York film critics circle award for best actress for your film "Support the girls." And I was shocked at this, in 83 years of this award, you're the first black woman to ever win it. 83 years. I mean, how does that feel? You know, it's amazing. I did say to them though, I was like, y'all didn't see "What's love got to do with it"? We've had so many immense performances from just amazing women, but you know, I take it honoraby but I know it was set before me with so many amazing women, black women, who have done great performances. So I carry it for all of us. You earned it. Okay? I told you. I told you. Yes, yes. You know. So don, oh don. Hello. So I understand that you are very much the active twitterer, yes? I've tweeted once or twice before. And, um, I was quite -- curious about it because I don't read what they write about me. I can't be bothered, positive or negative. I just stay away from it. I'm wondering, do you answer negative twits -- tweets. Sometimes I answer the twits when they tweet negatively. You do? Yeah, I think it's one of those things where -- really it's kind of a diversion sometimes between takes. Like, oh, what are they saying on Twitter, you know? But it's an interesting platform to be involved in. I've always been somebody who's been pretty vocal. Probably comes from my upbringing, my parents and my mom specifically who was very vocal. You know, I've just always been told don't start fights but you can end a fight. Not to bring up a touchy subject but you were in some kind of little argument with Kathy griffin. I don't think it was really an argument. She said something. What was that about? I have no idea. It kind of came out of the blue. It had to do with the fact that she got in trouble for the trump head thing. Correct. She said you were her friend and that you didn't really support her and she was mad about that. Explain. We weren't friends. I'm not dissing her like we're not friends but I didn't -- Maybe she thought you were a friend on Twitter or Facebook. No, I met her on a plane and we had a conversation and then that happened and people commented and I literally tweeted that picture though with an emoji, cringe face, and that was it. That was enough totrigger her. Ai think she felt she didn't get enough support. Somebody was walking by me in a restaurant and said I hate her too. I was like, hate her too? I didn't say I hate her. I don't know her. She's not my friend. Also, let's move on from this. It's not your problem, don. You didn't do it. You don't know her, okay. What I'm interested in is your new show, "Black Monday." It's a fictional take in what must have led up to the stock market crash in '87. It's about excess in the '80s. I have to ask, did Donald Trump come up in the show? We talked about that actually. She just shuddered. Yeah, I think that's the correct reaction. We talked about should we send him up, should we lambast him, should we not talk about him at all in deference to letting people see the show and how we deal with it. You know, he's very prominent obviously in the '80s. That's where we first all heard about him, so it comes up. I'll let you guys see how. And you have a very diverse cast and it's a depiction of Wall Street. Was that intentional? The casting, absolutely. I was -- I'll pat myself on the back for important to me that she be cast. And your hair, the whole thing -- Did you guys have big hair then? I was born in that era. You're kids. Please. What's so interesting about this time too though and you guys say this, it is the pre pre pre me too era. What's it like filming scenes in the times we're living in but depicted back then? Gosh, you know, let me just say, the guys on the show make it so easy but it is incredible to see maybe how far we've come and how far we haven't come. We have a great -- can I say a great episode about it? You could -- go ahead, kind of talk about it. I'll talk around it. It is addressed in the show. We have a sexual harassment seminar. Oh. Os tensiblely it was one of the first sexual harassment seminars and one of the characters when they say sexual harassment, he's like, what is that. I don't understand. It was the '80s. Most of you remember some of it. There's a line in it, the character says -- it's a comedy. He says obviously you can say anything but there's nine designated touches. I mean, it's over the top. 9 out of 11. Fun to do the research, isn't it, interesting? Yes. Regina, you're friends with another incredible actress, Regina king. I love Regina king. Fans have actually mixed you up. They're like, Ms. King, can I have a picture. This isn't Regina king? I actually literally, when my agent said don called, I was like, no, there's no message from don Cheadle. I had met don but I didn't know him. I said there's no message from don Cheadle. I said, I think he meant Regina king because she's at the same agency. So I was like, it was me he meant? How exciting. But yeah, she's won her emmys and golden globes. I've gotten gifts. Didn't you accept an award? That's where met. Yeah. I walked out on stage as Regina king to take her award. That's great. Look, this woman here, you don't realize it, she is one of the great comedians -- Oh yeah, for sure. One of the great comedians whose time it is right now, so thank you for making it this Regina. Thanks. He's pretty good too. He's pretty good too. Don is magnificent. Don is magnificent. But I think oftentimes actors hear it more than people who are funny -- I know -- who are funny. And so I just wanted to say that because funny people often are great drama people. "Black Monday" premieres this Sunday on showtime and you can watch it. Check your local listings.

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