During a virtual appearance on Monday night’s episode of The Tonight Show, a Sendo os Ricardos actor told host Jimmy Fallon that the situation happened one year when he, esposa Penélope Cruz and their fellow actor and “good friend” Jordi Mollà were having a meal with the late “Purple Rain” legend at his home before Prince was set to perform.
“We were having dinner and we took the dessert and we were having a drink, two drinks, e nós éramos como, ‘Nobody’s coming here to pick us up,’ ” said Bardem, 52. “So I step out of the room and I say, 'Ei, we are here.’ _ Ah, are you finished?’ 'Sim.’ “
“Then Prince came and said, ‘Are you done?’ 'Sim,’ ” Ele continuou.
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According to the Spanish actor, he and Cruz, 47, were then accompanied to their seats at the show, only for it to start shortly thereafter.
“E nós éramos como, 'Oh, meu Deus! They’ve been waiting an hour for us to finish the dinner!’ ” Bardem said.
“So that’s my Hollywood star story: I made people wait for an hour. Eu sinto muito,” he finished with a laugh.
“Success has really gotten to your head,” joked Fallon, 47, to which his guest replied jovially, “I swear to God, Eu não sabia!”
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Seguindo o nominations announcement last week, Bardem told PEOPLE he’s “muito feliz” ser homenageado por Sendo os Ricardos, noting that it means “a lot coming from the actors.”
“It’s always a surprise and an honor,” said Bardem, who previously won an Oscar and SAG Award for No Country for Old Men. “There’s a substantive opinion of people that are liking or disliking something. This doesn’t mean you are better than anybody else. It’s just a lottery. Claro, you buy tickets for the lottery doing your work, but at the end of the day, it is about the taste of people that defines if you are nominated or not nominated.”
“It’s beautiful to realize your work has reached their attention,” ele adicionou, “and the older you get, it’s even more, I don’t know what the word… It makes you happy. It makes you like, 'Oh, Nós vamos, Certo. They still remember me!’ “
Sendo os Ricardos is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.