Here’s what the 39-year-old talk show host had to share with the mag:
On SNL‘s Lorne Michaels being his mentor: “Lorne helped me with everything—with relationships, with me getting famous. I was going through certain steps, and there were certain things I couldn’t talk to my dad about, because he wouldn’t know. Like ‘I have money now. Do I still rent? Do I buy an apartment?’ Or ‘I’m in L.A., and I have to rent a car.’ [“Lorne” voice] ‘You should get a Lexus, because you want to be quiet.’ Or ‘Should I date this actress?’ [“Lorne” voice] ‘You can date her, but you probably shouldn’t marry her.’ And he’d be totally right.”
On his post-SNL days in Los Angeles: “I was probably drinking more than I should have been drinking. It wasn’t, like, sitting and watching old tapes of me on S.N.L., with the screen flickering in front of me. But I was like: ‘I can’t figure out what I want to do.’”
On the new Tonight Show: “It’s still going to be the same show. What I can tell you is it will be the best of what we do.”
FYI: Alessandra and Doutzen are wearing Saint Laurent pumps.