via press release:
COBIE SMULDERS SAYS FAREWELL TO “HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER” WHEN THE SERIES STAR VISITS
CBS’ “LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN” TONIGHT
On the night of the series finale of “How I Met Your Mother,” series star Cobie Smulders talks about saying goodbye to the long-running CBS comedy series when she visits the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Monday, March 31 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Letterman: “Now this show, ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ I think guys who used to work here started that show.”
Smulders: “They did. Yeah, they started writing for you.”
Letterman: “They are – help me out here…”
Smulders: “Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, yeah.” (audience, Smulders laugh)
Letterman: “So how does the show end, because the whole thing has been built on this construct that, ‘Okay, we’re going to try to put this giant puzzle together. Who [are] the parents, the couple.’”
Smulders: “The mother, yeah, yeah…”
Letterman: “So we know – we met the mother.”
Smulders: “Cristin Milioti, lovely, lovely talented actress.”
Letterman: “So how do you wrap this all up?”
Smulders: “Well, without going into too much detail, this last episode…which aired this evening is an hour-long and it really wraps it all up, and we not only get to see them meet each other for the first time, but also we’re jumping forward into the future, so we get to, like, see these characters and their relationships 20 years in the future and see what they ended up doing.”
Letterman: “Now, is that gonna be another show?”
Smulders: (looks out to audience and laughs) “Yeah.” (audience applauds)
Letterman: “Because that sounds like a show that’s been on the air nine years, there’s endless possibilities for other shows from that…”
Smulders: “But Carter and Craig are so smart. They had actually planned the ending during our pilot. They shot some scenes with the two children who are now – I mean, we shot it with them and they were teenagers and they’re now in their mid-20s, and we shot this whole scene with them. And so it’s kind of amazing that it’s been nine years, and it’s come full circle and we’ve been allowed – they’ve been allowed to see their vision through. It’s pretty amazing.”
Letterman: “Well, it’s a nice thing to be a part of. Congratulations.”
Smulders: “Absolutely. Thank you very much.
Smulders’ entire interview can be seen on the LATE SHOW tonight. The one-hour series finale of “How I Met Your Mother” will be broadcast tonight (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Also, the actress stars in the highly-anticipated film “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which hits theaters April 4.
Also visiting the LATE SHOW tonight are entertainer Nick Cannon and musical guests Manchester Orchestra.
The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan, Maria Pope, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.