John Goodman says he'll never speak to Kristen Wiig again after 'embarrassing' run-in

The actor admitted he doesn't always feel comfortable around other Hollywood stars.
By Annie Martin  |  March 9, 2016 at 3:51 PM
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NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- John Goodman will avoid Kristen Wiig at all costs after an "embarrassing" run-in with the Ghostbusters star.

The 63-year-old actor recalled his awkward encounter with the 42-year-old actress on Monday's episode of the Howard Stern Show after revealing he is a big fan of Wiig.

"She was talking to somebody else," Goodman told Stern. "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."

"She goes, 'Yeah, I'll talk to you in a minute,'" he said, making the sound of a 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."

Goodman doesn't always feel comfortable around other Hollywood stars, admitting he feels like he has "nothing to bring to the party." The actor did spend time with Bill Murray on The Monuments Men set, and had nothing but praise for Kong: Skull Island star Brie Larson.

"I love her. She is so charismatic," he lauded. "Every weekend [on set] she would organize stuff to do for people. We'd go look at kangaroos and she'd organize a trip to an amusement park after they closed ... She's incredible."

Goodman is best known for playing Dan Conner on ABC sitcom Roseanne, which had a nine-season run from 1988 to 1997. The actor is slated for a number of upcoming films, including Kong: Skull Island, and is also working hard to lose weight.

"Just wait another six months and I'll be back to normal," he told the Today show on Wednesday. "That's the way it usually goes. I have no idea how much I lost. I didn't weigh myself. Clothes fit nice and I can go to nice clothing stores and buy too much stuff."

Goodman will next star in 10 Cloverfield Lane with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher, Jr. He is also slated for Going Under with Jason Momoa and Bruce Willis and The Coldest City with Charlize Theron and James McAvoy.

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