John Goodman fangirls out like the rest of us, and I LOVE IT.
During his interview on The Howard Stern Show, the actor shared a story about when he tried to introduce himself to Kristen Wiig…and how horribly it went:
“She was talking to somebody else, and I was just â€“ I think she’s so great, and the social barriers broke down and I interrupted the conversation,” Goodman, 63, confessed, adding, “And I would just hate for somebody to do that to me. And she goes, ‘yeah, I’ll talk to you in a minute.’ [makes sound of bomb dropping] It was like the Atom. I shrunk down to Atom size. I really like her, and it was embarrassing, so I’ll never speak to her again.”
Goodman’s a self-professed “Hollywood outsider,” as evidenced by his experience hang out with his Monuments Men costars Matt Damon and George Clooney.
“I tried to hang with them, but Matt and George would always have these conversations,and they’d go out for cocktails afterwards,” Goodman said. “I don’t really drink, and I don’t bring a lot to that party because they’re super A-level guys.”
But, the dude IS tight with new Oscar winner Brie Larson!
“I love her. She is so charismatic. She would organize â€“ she was like the only girl there, on set… every weekend she would organize stuff to do for people,” he said of his Kong: Skull Island costar. “We’d go look at kangaroos and she’d organize a trip to an amusement park after they closed. Just stuff for people to do. Because she’s over-sensitive about people getting nervous and angry and on each other’s nerves. She’s incredible.”
Hmm, weird. I never thought of John Goodman as an outsider, but maybe he is. Or maybe he’s just playing it up for Howard Stern. What do YOU think- is he as awkward as he seems?