- Emma Thompson told Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show” on Thursday that Donald Trump once asked her out while she was on the set of the 1998 movie “Primary Colours.”
- “In those days he was just a kind of a tacky property owner,” Thompson said
- She said that Trump somehow got the number to her trailer on the set of the movie, in which she played a character inspired by Hillary Clinton.
- Colbert said the 2016 election could have been a “‘Fatal Attraction’ situation.”
Way before he was president, Donald Trump was interested in Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, she said.
While on “The Late Show” on Thursday promoting her new movie, “The Children Act,” Thompson recounted the time when Trump asked her out on a date while she was on the set of the 1998 political movie, “Primary Colours,” in which she played a character inspired by Hillary Clinton.
“The one that got away,” host Stephen Colbert joked.
Thompson said that Trump somehow got the number to her trailer on the set at Universal Studios, and called her one day.
“In those days he was just a kind of a tacky property owner,” Thompson said, to which Colbert replied, “These days, too, really.”
Because she was playing a Clinton-like character, Colbert said that the 2016 election could have been a “weird ‘Fatal Attraction’ situation.”
Thompson turned him down, but said, “think of the position I could be in now” and that she could find out what’s under his hair.
“It’s like looking at the back of Voldemort’s head, you don’t want to look at that,” Colbert said.
The full clip is below:
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