Sometimes stars are just like us, and other times they’re really not. Take, for example: The CNN anchor was watching in theaters when he decided — 45 minutes in, mind you — that he was too busy to focus on it.
The actor admitted it toduring a appearance Tuesday night when the host asked him if he’d seen the box office giant.
“I got a lot going on,” Cooper said. “I had a lot of work to do.”
He clarified that it wasn’t a protest or a statement on anything. In fact, he plans to see the film again when he doesn’t have “too much in [his] head” and can enjoy it. Still, like many of us, Colbert was shocked that Cooper had paid money to see a movie, only to decide midway through that he needed to step away. The late-night host jokingly likened it to making love to someone and deciding to take a break to get focused.
Cooper let Colbert have his fun for a bit, but then he deftly moved away from the subject, bringing up a movie he did watch in full, “I, Tonya.” Well played, Cooper.
For their full conversation about “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” watch below starting at 5:31.