South African born Hollywood actress, Charlize Theron, has revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live how she got so nervous when she met US President Barack Obama, that she blurted out an invite to a strip club.
According to BT.com blog, the Oscar-winning actress told Jimmy Kimmel of her “inappropriate” proposal to the country’s leader when she met him face-to-face.
Charlize came up with the idea after the President told her that appearing on shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live! allowed him to reach new audiences.
“I was really nervous. I was hiding in the back, and then someone from his team came to get me and ushered me over to him. He waited to meet me and it was a lot of pressure, and I was really nervous,” she recalled.
“And then there was this pause, and I didn’t know what to say, and all I could come up with was, ‘Well, if you’re looking for a different demographic, I can take you to a strip club’,” she recalled.
The actress explained: “I have this thing that happens when I get nervous, that I get so nervous that I will say something really inappropriate. It’s like Tourette’s in a weird way. Like, I don’t know to stop it. It’s like verbal diarrhoea.”
Fortunately for the Mad Max: Fury Road star, Obama took it in his stride.
“He was so gracious and funny. He could tell that I was really nervous and he was nothing but lovely,” she said.
“And then I couldn’t sleep for like four weeks, because every time I closed my eyes I went, ‘Oh my God, I said that! Oh my God, why did I say that!’”