Scott Caan on Hawaii: “There’s no hustle there.”
Scott Caan, star of the CBS crime drama reboot “Hawaii Five-0,” appeared last night on Chelsea Handler’s late-night talk show “Chelsea Lately.” And not surprisingly, they talked about what it’s like living in Hawaii. Caan says that he can take Hawaii about six days at a time, but that otherwise, “I like to hustle and there’s no hustle there.”
Chelsea: She gets to live in Hawaii now, you like that right?
Scott: No I don’t. She doesn’t either. That’s why she should get the purple heart. She’s just sticking it out…
Chelsea: What’s wrong with Hawaii? There are no snakes in Hawaii?
Scott: Everything’s very slow motion. I pick up the cup, and they slowly pick up the cup, you know what I mean. Everything’s too relaxed for me. I like to hustle and there’s no hustle there.
Chelsea: There is no hustle there, that’s for sure. And there’s a lot of crystal meth there.
Scott: A lot of crystal meth. Which, you know, is not my thing.
Chelsea: I once went there. It’s not my thing, either. I went there. And the driver offered us, ’cause usually the driver, the guy at the hotel, will offer you weed or something, but the guy offered me crystal meth. And I was like, What? First of all, Now that I know you’re on crystal meth, I don’t want you driving us, A. And B, what does my face say to you that I like crystal meth? What kind of impression am I giving you? I had to really look at myself that weekend.
Scott: I don’t think it’s personal. I think that’s the routine.
Chelsea: Did you at least learn how to surf while you were out there?
Scott: I’ve been surfing my whole life.
Chelsea: I can tell by your hairdo that you’re a surfer.
Scott: Thank you. This is what I try to do, I try to paddle out and not get it wet.
Chelsea: How does that work out for you?
Scott: It never works. But surfing in Hawaii is different. It’s more like survival. It’s different. Here surfing is surfing, there it’s…
Chelsea: You grew up in Malibu surfing, right?
Scott: A little bit, yeah.
Chelsea: Well, there’s no other beach to surf at, so I don’t know …
Scott: On the planet, I think it’s the greatest place in the world. But literally…
Chelsea: Well, yeah. Surfing in Hawaii is like serious stuff.
Scott: Yeah, they ask you how was your surfing, and you say, “I made it, I’m here. So that was a good one.”
Chelsea: I mean swimming in Hawaii can be difficult, so surfing is very difficult.
Scott: I like that aspect of it. And I like Hawaii as a place, but for about six days at a time.
Chelsea: Yeah, I know, I know, it’s very slow. And the food isn’t great.
Scott: It sucks, yeah.