Nicole Kidman has revealed she tried to hook up with Jimmy Fallon when they were both single... but the now-host of The Tonight Show was too clueless to realize it. The Paddington star last night explained that Fallon completely blanked on a chance to date the movie star when they first hung out via a cute set up via a mutual friend (ostensibly to talk about a possible role in her next movie)... with Kidman — who is now married to Keith Urban — confessing that, yes, she 'liked, liked' Fallon at the time. ... But thought that perhaps he was gay! The stunning revelation literally made Fallon fall out of his chair as he screamed "wait, what!?" But, thanks to old Chinese food and Fallon wearing sweats and being more interested in a video game, he missed his chance!
I had a pretty crazy realization with Nicole Kidman on the show tonight. You should watch. Fun show. #FallonTonight
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) January 7, 2015
Turns out Fallon was too much of a clueless geek to realize that Kidman was potentially interested in a hook up! Revealed Kidman of the encounter: "You're there in a baseball cap and like, nothing, and you wouldn't talk, you didn't say anything."
"You were like, 'hey, mhm, mhm'," she added, impersonating a grunting Fallon. "It was like a hang! Then you put a video game on! I was like 'this is so bad'," she laughed.
— Nick Ochalek (@NickOchalek) January 7, 2015
But the movie star explained that she thought perhaps bigger forces were at play. "After about an hour and a half I thought 'he has no interest, this is so embarrassing', and then I left, and went 'Ok, no chemistry. Maybe he's gay?'"
"We weren't meant to be, right?"
"You made a great decision," laughed Fallon. "I can't believe I dated Nicole Kidman!"
Kidman is now married to American Idol judge Keith Urban and has two kids, while Fallon is married to producer Nancy Juvonen, and also has two children.
The realization spreading across Fallon's face is priceless once his brain processes the information of 'Wait, Nicole Kidman came to my apartment and actually thought about hooking up with me'... while Kidman's almost expressionless (thanks, botox!) face ponders the memory of 'I went over to Fallon's apartment to scope him out, and he was wearing sweats and a baseball cap and was more interested in video games than me, Nicole Kidman' is pretty terrific.
You can watch the entire clip below.
The pair also played 'Box Of Lies' later on in the show, which involved pizza and condoms... sounds like it would've been right down Fallon's alley 10 yeras ago. Check out the hilarious segment here: