In a perfect world, NBC would cancel the Tonight Show and replace it with a nightly half-hour in which various celebrities are given free rein to just roast Jimmy Fallon as they see fit. When Nicole Kidman returned to Fallon's show Thursday to plug her new movie Lion, we were given a little glimpse at what that sort of show might look like.
As Tonight Show frequenters will recall, Kidman's 2015 appearance grabbed a few headlines thanks to the inadvertent revelation that she and Fallon almost dated. But as Kidman said Thursday, there's even more to the story. "This 'Dream Weaver' crap?" Kidman said, mocking Fallon's use of Gary Wright's corny '70s tune. "Come on. We were at David Fincher's house, I think it was David's house, and it was when Brad [Pitt] and Jen [Aniston] were still together, so it was a long time ago. And you could've asked for my number then because it was round two, second chance. You still didn't ask for it! And you know that's true, so do not pretend."
Kidman's agent had told her Fallon would be attending what sounds like the greatest buffet dinner of all time, hinting that an exchange of numbers might happen. "We were kind of lurking in the kitchen," Kidman recalled. "Everyone went out, and I'm waiting and waiting and waiting. You're at the buffet, and this is so true and you know it, and you still didn't ask for my number! So you were so not interested."
To make sure Fallon's wounds were properly salted, she then got her husband Keith Urban to waltz out and rip through a few lines of "Dream Weaver." Cold.