No way! Jimmy Fallon was reduced to a stunned, embarrassed silence on The Tonight Show on Tuesday, Jan. 6 when Nicole Kidman revealed she was once up for dating the SNL comedian, but he blew his chance!
Making her debut on his show, Fallon, 40, revealed the pair had met before under slightly odd circumstances, when a mutual friend brought the stunning Paddington star round to his apartment, out of the blue.
But while Fallon was under the impression this was a potential work meeting, Kidman, 47, believed the meeting to be a setup, albeit the most embarrassing, unsuccessful setup of all time!
“I’m walking down the street in New York City, and my friend Rick calls me and says, ‘Dude what are you doing? I have Nicole Kidman with me and she wants to meet you to be in Bewitched or something. I can be in your apartment in 10 minutes,'” Jimmy recalls, adding that he completely freaked out as he wasn’t used to people dropping into his home.
“I’m like, ‘You’re going to bring Nicole Kidman to my apartment? I don’t…I mean what do I do? I don’t have dinner parties, I don’t have anyone over to my house. I have video games and sneakers,’” he remembers, laughing.
“I just remember I liked you,” Kidman suddenly cuts in, causing Fallon’s jaw to drop. “Not now, I’m married now,” she adds, quickly. “But Rick was like, ‘Jimmy wants to meet you and you can go over to his apartment,’ and I was single….”
“Wait, what?” a stunned Fallon replies. “What are you talking about? Could I have dated Nicole Kidman?”
“Well I get there,” remembers the now-married mom-of-four, “and you’re there in a baseball cap, and like — nothing. You wouldn’t talk, you didn’t say anything you were like, ‘Hey, mmm, mmm, mmm!'”
“I didn’t say, ‘Mmm mmm mmm,’ I was nervous!” yells a mortified Fallon. “I didn’t know this was a thing, I thought it was a movie or something.” See photos of Fallon’s hilarious reaction here.
“Well it was like a hang,” Kidman explains. “And then you put a video game on or something and I was like, ‘This is so bad.’ And you didn’t talk at all. So after about an hour and I half I thought, ‘He has no interest, this is so embarrassing.’ So I left, and went, ‘Okay, no chemistry. Maybe he’s gay!'”
At this point Fallon is so humiliated he actually leaves the set!
Watch the entire, excruciatingly awkward but totally hilarious conversation, on the video above!