*Four celebrated men from across genres are going on an epic Asian adventure.
George Foreman, William Shatner , Henry Winkler, Terry Bradshaw, and their navigator Jeff Dye, star in the new comedy series, “Better Late Than Never,” premiering August 23rd on NBC.
Q: Why should people watch “Better Late Than Never?”
William Shatner: It’ll take your mind off of Trump!
Henry Winkler: I’ll tell you, and not just because I’m in it…I was able to go into the editing room and see what was going on…And each time I did, I thought to myself, ‘WOW’, I want to be with those guys; and I’m in it.
Q: Talk about the decision to bring someone from a younger generation on the trip with you all…
William Shatner: We needed somebody to carry the luggage.
Henry Winkler: The show comes from a Korean format that was a big hit in Korea, four grandfathers traveling. Our first meeting mentioned it would be the four of you, and someone who would be your sidekick, your valet. And it turned out that Jeffrey (Dye) just became part of the group.
Q: What made you say yes to being on “Better Late Than Never?”
William Shatner: I’ve never been to Tokyo.
Q: Which city was your favorite and why?
Henry Winkler: Chang Mai in Thailand. I met an elephant. And I’m telling you, this 15,000 pound elephant looked me in the eye, and I looked the elephant in the eye, and I started crying. You felt the dearness. And I have a picture in my house. You see the elephant leaning into me when I’m standing next to him, like he was a puppy. And this is not hyperbole. It came out of him like a river, this emotion. It was one of the great moments, outside of my children, grandchildren and family.
William Shatner: For me, it was Phuket. There was a castle there that had been erected by somebody; a replica of one that was with every detail the same, including, strangely enough, the approach to the castle, to the hotel, which was in the form of a castle, were all rough, rough rocks. And so the cars and the horse drawn carriages made a lot of noise going on. And it was like the opposite of what this gloriously modern hotel was.
“Better Late Than Never” travels to Tokyo, Kyoto, Seoul, Hong Kong, Phuket and Chiang Mai. The five navigate their way through each city — communicating with the local population, immersing themselves in local traditions and enjoying exotic food — all the while dealing with the unexpected twists and turns all trips present.
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