English actress Emma Thompson (“Love Actually,” the live-action “Beauty and the Beast”) revealed a shocking story while being interviewed by Swedish talk-show host Fredrik Skavlan on Thursday. President Donald Trump once asked out her on a date, she says.
“I was doing a film called ‘Primary Colours’ with John Travolta in Hollywood,” the two-time Oscar winner said on the show. “I was in my trailer and I had just been divorced… so the phone rings in my trailer, which it’s never done before… I lift up the phone: ‘Hi. It’s Donald Trump here.’ I said, ‘Really? What? Can I help you?'”
Thompson added that it was “like a moose has just entered my trailer” when the phone went off.
And with her best American accent, the actress recounted what Trump said to her, which began with the real-estate mogul offering to put her up in one of his Trump towers.
“Why are you offering me somewhere to stay in my trailer?” Thompson asked Trump.
“‘Well, you know, I think we would get on very well, maybe we could have dinner some time,'” Trump said, according to Thompson.
“I didn’t know what to do with myself,” Thompson said. “I was on my own and I said, ‘OK, well, I’ll get back to you.'”
And then she hung up the phone.
Skavlan asked if she had ever met Trump before that call.
“I’d never met him, I’ve never met him since,” she said.
But she regrets not going out with him.
“I wish I had — think of the stories,” she said.
Skavlan then said, “You could be the First Lady.”
The Washington Post points out that at the time of the call to Thompson, which was some time between May and August of 1997 when “Primary Colours” was shooting, Trump had announced his separation from his second wife, Marla Maples in May of that year. The two would finalise their divorce in 1999.
Watch Thompson tell the story below:
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