How Nicole Kidman tricked Jay Leno into using a VERY rude Australian slang term on U.S. television – and he had no idea what it really meant
Nicole Kidman is known for her class, poise and elegance.
But the Australian actress also has a cheeky side, which she showed off in a classic Jay Leno interview many years ago.
Speaking to Vanity Fair this week, Russell Crowe revealed that Nicole once tricked Jay into saying the Aussie slang term ‘crack a fat’ on his talk show.
Outrageous! Nicole Kidman once tricked Jay Leno into using the Australian slang term ‘crack a fat’ on his late night talk show many years ago. Pictured together in 2003
To ‘crack a fat’ means to get an erection, but it seems Nicole told the American comedian it meant something else.
‘She said it and Jay kept repeating it over and over again, and Nicole realised the hole she’d dug herself into,’ Russell explained.
‘Jay kept saying things like, “We’ll be right back after this break to crack a fat with Nicole Kidman!” And that sent Nicole into giggles.’
Hilarious: Russell Crowe revealed the incident during an interview with Vanity Fair this week. Pictured with Nicole in 2013
Russell was discussing Australian and New Zealand slang terms with Vanity Fair.
The 56-year-old actor is currently promoting his road rage thriller, Unhinged.
And in exciting news, there are currently rumblings of a sequel to Russell’s most iconic film, Gladiator.
Doug Wick, who produced the original 2000 film, recently said that director Sir Ridley Scott was attempting to make a sequel – but it was proving to be a challenge because nobody wanted to make another movie just for the sake of it.
Cheeky! To ‘crack a fat’ means to get an erection, but it seems Nicole told Jay it meant something else. Russell explained: Jay kept saying things like, “We’ll be right back after this break to crack a fat with Nicole Kidman!” And that sent Nicole into giggles’
He told ComicBook.com: ‘Ridley would love to do it. It’s really all about getting something on paper.
‘Everyone [involved with the original] loves the movie too much to ever consider cheaply exploiting it and making something that’s a shadow of it.
‘It’s just really a clear creative problem, working on a script, and if we can ever get it to a place… Ridley’s working on it. It’s really just a question of whether we can get it to a place where it feels worthy to make it. It’s a real challenge.’
A sequel will be challenging, of course, because lead character Maximus Decimus Meridius – played by Russell – is dead.
Epic: It comes amid rumblings of a sequel to Russell’s most iconic film, Gladiator. Another film would be challenging, of course, because lead character Maximus – played by Russell – is dead