Just because Adam Scott has acted among the likes of Kristen Bell, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler and Amy Adams doesn’t mean he’s immune to nerves on the set of Big Little Lies. In fact, the 46-year-old actor recently dished on an embarrassing moment that occurred between him and his on-screen wife, Reese Witherspoon (Madeline).
In a recent interview with Conan O’Brien, Scott revealed that he didn’t make the best impression on Witherspoon while filming the second season of the popular HBO series.
“It’s hard because everyone in the cast is so incredibly famous and talented, it’s crazy,” he said. “One time, Reese Witherspoon and I were shooting a scene. It was the last scene we had together in season two, and it was a scene in a therapist’s office. In between takes she said something funny.”
All Scott wanted to do was chuckle—but that’s not what happened. “A string of snot, like, came out, and wrapped around my nose,” he added. “And I just excused myself, went and found the makeup person, got a Kleenex and wiped off.”
Although he tried to play it off, Scott ended up pretending like it never happened. “I thought, ‘Should I reference what just happened to Reese? Should I make a joke about it or just apologize for the disgusting thing that just happened?’ And I didn’t,” he continued.
On the bright side, it makes for a fantastic story.