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Javier Bardem reveals how he made Prince start a concert an hour late

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On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday, Academy Award winning actor Javier Bardem revealed how he and his wife, actress Penelope Cruz, were the cause of the late, great pop star Prince starting a concert an hour late. Bardem explained that Prince had invited them to dinner before the show, but they were unaware that Prince was waiting for them to finish dinner before starting the show.

“He invited us, Penelope and I, and Jordi Mollà, which is a good friend of ours, another actor, to have dinner before the show,” Bardem said. “And then we were having dinner and we took the dessert and we were having a drink, two drinks and we were like, ‘Nobody's coming here to pick us up.’ So I step out of the room and I said, ‘Hey, we are here.’ ‘Ah, are you finished?’ ‘Yes.’ Then Prince came and said, ‘Are you done?’ ‘Yes.’ So he told us to go to the seats, we were accompanied to our seats, and then the show started. And we were like, ‘Oh, my God. They've been waiting an hour for us to finish the dinner!’”

Bardem apologized and swore that they didn’t know they were delaying the start of the concert.

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JAVIER BARDEM: The Prince came and said, are you done? Yes. So he told us to go to the seats. I think we were accompanied to our seats. And then the show started. And I was like, Oh my God. They've been waiting an hour for us to finish the dinner.

KYLIE MAR: Academy Award winning actor Javier Bardem appeared on "The Tonight Show, Starring Jimmy Fallon" Monday, to promote his new movie, "Being the Ricardos." And while there, Bardem spoke about how he and his wife, actress Penelope Cruz caused the late great Prince to start a concert an hour late. But Bardem says, they were unaware of the situation.

JAVIER BARDEM: He invited us, Penelope and I, and Jordi Molla, which is a good friend of ours, another actor, to have dinner before the show. And then we were having dinner, and we took the dessert, and-- and we were having a drink, two drinks. And we were like, nobody's coming here to pick us up.

KYLIE MAR: And Bardem apologized for making the audience wait.

JAVIER BARDEM: That's my Hollywood star story.

JIMMY FALLON: Wow.

JAVIER BARDEM: I made people wait for an hour.

JIMMY FALLON: You really are--

JAVIER BARDEM: I'm so sorry.

JIMMY FALLON: You-- [LAUGHS] It's really a success has really got in your head. Oh my gosh. Yeah, that's hilarious that he said, we--

JAVIER BARDEM: I didn't know. I swear to God, I didn't know.