June 20, 2018
Pennsylvania-raised Benicio del Toro appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night to promote his new film, “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” out June 29. Del Toro, who grew up in Mercerburg, appeared friendly and lively the whole interview, talking about everything from his daughter to his new movie. However, he really sinked into comfort and nostalgia when Meyers and del Toro discussed his love for the 76ers and the NBA.
Meyers asked if people should be looking out for the Sixers and del Toro replied, “I think we should. I think we should see what happens. They did really well this year, so let’s see if they can, you know, move forward from what they accomplished last year.”
He discussed his deep history with the 76ers, and he went on to mention that he met Darryl Dawkins at his high school graduation at Mercerburg Academy in 1985. Admiring athletes led to a discussion into the realness athletes possess, to which del Toro concluded, “When they win, they really win. When an actor wins an Oscar…yeah, well, you can argue it.”
He coyly looks back at the crowd with a head tilt as the audience laughs and announces, “It’s true. I got one. Go ahead; argue it.”
For the whole bit, check out the interview below.