John Goodman didn’t mince words while on the Howard Stern Show. Like many guests of Howard’s Sirius radio show, Goodman was very open about a number of things, and one of them was an awkward encounter involving SNL‘s Kristen Wiig.
The awkward change happened at a social gathering, and according to John Goodman it didn’t go well. According to the Roseanne star, Goodman said that he was interrupting a conversation that Wiig was having. And just because he’s John Goodman didn’t mean that the SNL star was stopping mid-sentence to speak with him.
“She was talking to somebody else, and I was just — I think she’s so great, and the social barriers broke down and I interrupted the conversation. And I would just hate for somebody to do that to me. And she goes, ‘yeah, I’ll talk to you in a minute.’ [makes sound of bomb dropping] It was like the Atom. I shrunk down to Atom size….I really like her, and it was embarrassing, so I’ll never speak to her again.”
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Goodman, who has hosted Saturday Night Live 13 times, detailed his last experience hosting the show. As it turns out, it doesn’t seem like he has fond memories of his last time hosting. That said, he doesn’t blame it on Kristen Wiig, but instead his lack of energy, due to his age.
“The last time I hosted was two years ago — and I felt every week of [my] 62 years. I just — I ran out of gas. I was in every sketch, I had to do all the pre-tapes, and I couldn’t develop — I didn’t bring much to the party, I’ll say that much. I just — it’s the first time I felt I let ’em down….I ran out of gas between the dress rehearsal and the actual show….I had a bottle of, what do they all it, the 5 Hour Energy drink, and I didn’t want to do that because I didn’t want to be too nervous. But I should have taken it.”
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That said, Goodman would take another swing at hosting SNL again. The actor told Howard Stern he would “absolutely” consider hosting again. When Goodman was in his prime hosting SNL, he was known for impersonating Linda Tripp, who had a big role in the scandal involving then President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Tripp secretly recorded chats with Lewinsky, as the young and impressionable intern confided in her about the nature of her relationship with Clinton. The information Tripp came forward with was invaluable to the Jones v Clinton case. In the end, Tripp said her motives were purely “patriotic,” but as the scandal went on, Tripp, thanks to Goodman, became a sensation and a part of pop culture. On SNL, she was painted as a slovenly woman with a penchant for gossip. Molly Shannon famously portrayed Monica Lewinsky.
Other than John Goodman’s recent feelings about his SNL experience, the actor, who’s been promoting his new film 10 Cloverfield Lane, has been snagging headlines because of his impressive weight loss. As the Inquisitr reported, Goodman said that his dramatic weight loss happened when he started making some lifestyle changes.
“I know it sounds sappy, but it was a waste. It takes a lot of creative energy to sit on your ass and figure out what you’re going to eat next… I wanted to live life better.”
Goodman decided to quit drinking alcohol, got rid of sugar from his diet, and goes to the gym six days out of the week. In total he has lost over 100 pounds.
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