Jimmy Fallon blew a date with Nicole Kidman and didn’t even know it

Nicole Kidman on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube

Everything is 20/20 on hindsight.

Oh, what could’ve been.

Nicole Kidman came on the Tonight Show to promote Paddington Bear, but she preferred to talk about the last time she and Jimmy Fallon met instead. Years ago, when they were both single, she liked him and had a mutual friend connect them. Jimmy Fallon, however, was so oblivious to the whole thing that he only found out about it Tuesday night, as she told him the story.

“It was bad,” she said as Fallon hid under his desk in embarrassment.

The whole thing is worth watching, and at one point Fallon leaves the desk after she voices a theory she had as to why it didn’t work.

Both Fallon and Kidman are happily married and have children with their respective partners, so there’s no hard feelings. But it’s still kinda delightful to see Fallon squirm in his chair.

Screengrab via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.