Amy Poehler Shares Her Thoughts on Her Son Sharing Archie Name With Royal Baby

She also spoke with Seth Meyers about her love for Prince William and Harry. "I have two sons. You want them to be like William and Harry," she said.
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Like many people, Amy Poehler was excited to learn the name of the royal baby.

During her appearance Thursday on Late Night, the comedian shared her thoughts on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son, Archie.

"I have an Archie," she said of her 10-year-old son, adding that she was happy that he shares a name with the royal baby.

"I have to say, we're so hungry for good news. Like just a baby being born and knowing its name. Everyone's huddled by the TV. 'A baby was born and they named it,'" she joked. "I think they look like a real cute couple and I love that name."

Poehler added that she's "a little bit worried" that the name will now become more popular.

She also spoke about her love for Prince William and Harry. "I have two sons. You want them to be like William and Harry," she said. "You want them to be friends, but also different and one of them is in some kind of royal air force."

Meyers noted that Poehler has her own "William and Harry situation" with her sons because her youngest, Abel, is also a redhead. "Now that you say it, I really feel that they're copying me," she said. "Get off my job, man."

Poehler and Meyers joked that the royal family can get away with copying her because it's legal in England. "My lawyers would be on them, but I don’t have the English lawyers that can handle that," she said.

Earlier in the appearance, Poehler went on a rant about the critically acclaimed documentary Free Solo. The film follows a professional rock climber as he attempts to become the first person to free solo climb the El Capitan's 900-meter vertical rock face at Yosemite National Park.

After she asked Meyers if he had seen the film, he asked if she was a fan. "Of climbing things without ropes? No," she said. "It should be called White Nonsense, this movie."

"I was watching. The whole time I kept being like, 'He must have to do it for some reason. Like if he free solos this, somebody lives,'" she continued. "Instead it's just like, 'It's something he wants to do. He has to do it.' I was like, 'What?'"

Meyers said that many people were inspired by the film, though Poehler clarified that the inspired viewers likely "do marathons" and feel the need to tell everyone about it. "Everybody who's running a marathon talks about it like, 'I'm training for the marathon. The marathon's almost here. Come watch me run the marathon,'" she said. "It's like, 'You don't have to run it. Nobody's making you. You're not being chased.'"

"Everyone was like, 'At the end of the day, it's just something that he has to do.' And I was like, 'No! It isn't!'" she said.

Watch Poehler's appearance below.