The cast of “Gladiator 2” just got a huge new name.
04.03.2023 - 05:37 / justjared.com
Paul Mescal recently had the opportunity to meet Nicole Kidman and he says he was in “sweaty underwear” at the time!
The 27-year-old Oscar-nominated actor opened up about the meeting while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday (March 2) in Hollywood.
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Nicole came to see Paul in a recent performance of the play A Streetcar Named Desire on the West End in London. After the show, there was a knock on the dressing room door.
“We thought it was the stage manager or something and I go to open the door,” Paul said. “It’s Nicole Kidman, and I’m standing there in, like, sweaty underwear.”
“You’d think the next smart step is [to] put on some trousers, but there’s something incredibly undignified about the act of [pulling up pants]. It’s not a look you want to be caught in, [bending] over,” he added.
Watch the interview below!
The cast of “Gladiator 2” just got a huge new name.
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