-Hi. -There is nothing
to be scared of. Get in. –[ Singing ]
Take a sip from your soul on a metaphysical milkshake. -I feel so lucky
because I feel like there’s probably a lot
of people that are like, “Man, I would love to meet
Rainn Wilson in the back of a sweaty
freight van in the Valley, and I totally get to. -Line up, people.
Line up, America. -This is, like, amazing. -Do weird and dangerous things
happen in the backs of vans in Canada, as well as, like,
in the United States? -Absolutely.
-Oh, yeah? So that’s a universal thing.
-That’s a universal thing. -You think, like,
Bolivia, Borneo? -More so.
-Really, even more so? North Korea?
-If you saw a van in Bolivia. -You’d be like, “Stay away.”
-Get away from it. -Nothing good can happen in
the back of a van in Bolivia. -No.
-Where do you want to go? -Um…
-If you can go anywhere? -I think we should
go to Bolivia. They’re all scared of us. -I am sitting here with
Kelly Oxford, who is Canadian. She is a blogger. She’s a mom and does
social media and lots of things. She has just moved to L.A.,
because you are a writer. So you grew up in Edmonton
and you always wanted to write. -Yeah.
-Since you were a little girl. -I always wrote. I always just
wrote stuff, like stories, books in school. You know, they would
submit them to magazines, like kids’ magazines
and things like that. And then when I was 19,
I borrowed money from my parents — I was
still living with my parents — and I went to a seminar and learned how to write
a screenplay, and then I tried to sit down
and write one, and I realized
that there was nothing that I wanted to share yet. But I was 19.
I could write, you know. -You had no stories. -I had no stories.
I had no — And even the stories
I was living, I did not share.
I needed to not have — -That’s why you got pregnant
so many different times? -Exactly. -Stories. You have like 12?
You have how many kids? -37 children.
-37 children, right. -Three.
-Three kids. -I find it really inspiring
that you are able to have such a rich, deep, varied
creative life and be a mom at the same time. -Once the kids are older
than having to make sure they don’t fall
down the stairs. It’s a lot easier
to just make sure they’re happy doing
what they’re doing and keep an ear on them
and be able to work. Writing is a great thing.
I can do it anywhere. I can do it on the couch.
I can write anywhere. -What are you writing? -Right now,
I’m finishing up my book, which is a compilation
of essays. -What’s the title of it? -“Everything is Perfect
When You’re a Liar.” I am rewriting a feature that Warner Bros.
bought in April. I’m doing my first rewrite now.
-What’s that one called? -That one is called
Son of a B-tch.” I had to come up
with a good title. -Great title.
-One they’ll really pick up. -That’s catchy, yeah, yeah.
-And it’s just a funny saying. Like, anybody that says
earnestly, “Son of a b-tch,” like it’s really funny.
Do you agree? -Yeah. Okay, this is
a good YouTube challenge. Upload a video of you saying
“son of a b-tch” as seriously and passionately
and as investedly as possible and upload
your video right there. -It doesn’t have
to be screaming, either. -No.
-Because we don’t want to watch a bunch of screaming people,
people screaming. -Not screaming, but serious.
-Earnest, good. Let the hilarity began, and go. How did you get to be so funny? -My parents are weird, maybe.
-How weird are they? -They are really, really weird. -My parents are very weird, too.
-How weird? -So weird
that it would melt your face. They’re face-meltingly weird. -So, I found last night that
your mom was a yoga teacher. -Yes.
-My mom was a yoga teacher. -Yeah.
-Favorite yoga position? -Downward dog.
-Hello! [ Laughs ] -Pretty much.
-Yeah. -Yeah, yoga teacher mom. That was weird growing up
with a mom that did yoga in the ’80s
because nobody knew what it was before Madonna went on “Oprah”
and talked about it. -Say metaphysical
three times fast. -Metaphysical, metaphysical,
metaphysical, metaphysical. -You are too good.
Stupid Canadians. -I should be acting.
-So, some nice big questions… What is our purpose in life? -God. Follow your instincts
and not hurt anybody. -What happens when we die? -Oh, I have no idea. -Do you know any Mounties? -No.
-Do you believe in God? -If I say yes, I sort of
don’t believe it, and if say no I sort
of don’t believe it. -What does your soul look like?
-Confused. -What you do to get in touch
with your creative core? -I’ll go outside, getting away
from screens and phones and all of that sort of thing
and actually — -Get away from screens
and phones. -Get off of it. You know, going to see
a movie really inspires me. -Get away from the screens
unless it’s a movie screen. Is there true love? -Oh, yeah, there’s true love
going on all the time. I don’t think that we could,
like, do any of this if we didn’t, like, love
sort of everything. You couldn’t do anything. -You couldn’t shoot
talk shows in vans? -No, no, no, no, you wouldn’t
have bought this van if you didn’t like love. And you just don’t do
things if you don’t love. I think you shut down. That’s when you become
a murderer, want to just destroy things. -What’s the weirdest thing
you’ve ever left on the roof of your car? -I have never left anything
on the roof of my car. I’m still waiting
for that to happen. -Ask me. -What did you leave
on the roof of your car? -A saxophone.
-A saxophone? It was a rental,
and we paid $200 price. -Can you play the saxophone
for me? -I was a clarinetist and then a saxophonist
and a bassoonist. -I don’t even know
what a bassoon sounds like. -A bassoon
sounds like Einstein farting. [ Imitates bassoon ] -Are there going to be comments
on this YouTube channel? -Yeah, there is. -Is there going to be
a comment section for people? -Yeah, there is going
to be comments down below. -I kind of
like the bad comments. Like, I like the guy who —
I put up a profile picture, and he tells me I look
like a cross between
Voldemort and Joey Ramone. I don’t mind that. -You should see the things
I get called. -That should be my…
-It’s terrible. -Really? It’s going to be awesome. -Thanks for coming
to Bolivia with us. -Thanks for coming
to Bolivia. Keep it — Keep it clean. -Keep it clean, kids. Son of a b-tch. -No! No! No!
Stop the van! Stop the van!
-Oh, sh-t! -Whoo! -That was awesome! -Get it?