Charlize Theron has revealed how she got so nervous when she met US President Barack Obama, that she blurted out an invite to a strip club.
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!’”