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About that time Charlize Theron invited Barack Obama to a strip club

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 31: Actress Charlize Theron speaks onstage at the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 31, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Do you worry about totally embarrassing yourself whenever you meet someone famous and important? Charlize Theron is right there with you. Jimmy Kimmel got her to recount a rather awkward run-in with President Barack Obama backstage at Kimmel’s show from earlier this year. “I have this thing that happens when I get nervous where I get so nervous that I will say something really inappropriate. It’s like Tourette’s in a weird way. I don’t know how to stop it. It’s like verbal diarrhea,” she explains. “Iwas really nervous because I was kind of hiding in the back and then somebody from his team came to get me and ushered me over to him. He waited to meet with me. Everything had stopped around his world to meet me. It was just a lot of pressure and I was really nervous. He was so complimentary about you and how grateful he was to be on the show. He felt like he was reaching a [new] demographic.”

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Which was fine, until: “There was this pause, and I didn’t know what to say and all I could come up with was, ‘Well, if you’re looking for a different demographic I can take you to a strip club,'” Theron reveals. “It’s terrible. Terrible, terrible. Michelle Obama is going to kill me.”

I mean, probably? But here, Theron tells it better herself:

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