John Goodman Says He Will Never Talk To Kristen Wiig Again After Awkward Encounter
John Goodman tried to introduce himself to Kristen Wiig, but the encounter didn’t go quite as planned.
John Goodman & Kristen Wiig
Goodman admitted on Howard Stern‘s Sirius XM show that he’s a massive fan of Wiig’s – so massive, in fact, that he bungled his introduction to her at a Hollywood party.
“She was talking to somebody else, and I was just – I think she’s so great, and the social barriers broke down and I interrupted the conversation,” Goodman told Stern. “And I would just hate for somebody to do that to me. And she goes, ‘Yeah, I’ll talk to you in a minute.'”
For dramatic effect, Goodman then mimicked the sound of a bomb dropping and exploding. He went on to relay the embarrassment he felt in the moment, and his refusal to make the same mistake again.
“It was like the Atom. I shrunk down to Atom size,” Goodman said. “I really like her, and it was embarrassing, so I’ll never speak to her again.”
Goodman, who is best known for starring on Roseanne in the 80s and 90s, is currently promoting the science-fiction drama 10 Cloverfield Lane. In the film, he plays one of two men who hold a woman against her will in a shelter after she gets into a car accident, claiming that they’re keeping her safe from a chemical attack outside.
Goodman’s other projects coming out this year include animated flick Ratchet and Clank, comedy Going Under and thriller The Coldest City. He is currently filming Kong: Skull Island with Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets with Ethan Hawke, Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan.