Charlize Theron may be in need of a presidential pardon. The Mad Max: Fury Road actress, 39, stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, July 21, and dished on one painfully awkward moment that she had with President Barack Obama.
Host Jimmy Kimmel mentioned that the last time Theron was on his show, she spent time backstage talking to President Obama. While it was an exciting opportunity for the Oscar winner, the chat did not go quite as planned.
“Oh my god, this was terrible, Jimmy, this was terrible,” the star said. “I have this thing that happens when I get nervous where I get so nervous that I will say something really inappropriate. I can’t… it’s like Tourette’s in a weird way. I don’t know how to stop it, it just like verbal diarrhea.”
“I was really nervous because I was kind of hiding in the back and then somebody from his team like came to get me and ushered me over to him,” Theron continued of President Obama, 53. “He waited to meet with me and everything had stopped around his world to meet me and it was just a lot of pressure and I was really nervous.”
The two then spoke about the opportunity of being on Kimmel’s show. Theron recalled President Obama’s complimentary words about the talk show host and his mention of the new audience he would reach with the program.
“Then there was this pause and I didn’t know what to say,” the actress, who recently split from fiancé Sean Penn, added. “All I could come up with was, ‘Well, if you’re looking for a different demographic, I can take you to a strip club!’ It was terrible, terrible, terrible.”
Find out what President Obama had to say about the strip club offer in the video above!
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