A British TV host left Dan Stevens in a fit of giggles with a very poorly phrased question, and it’s amazing.
While we will never truly forgive Dan Stevens for forcing the untimely death of Downton Abbey‘s beloved Matthew Crawley to further pursue his career, this hilarious interview almost makes his departure worth it. Almost.
Stevens was making an appearance on Good Morning Britain when cohost Susanna Reid, bless her heart, tried to ask the actor how he nabbed his role in the new movie The Guest. We think she meant if he had to compete with a lot of other actors, but, well, it really sounds as if she’s talking about the casting couch. The gay casting couch.
“This [is a] big opportunity for you in Hollywood — you must have had to beat off a lot of American men,” Reid said cluelessly. “Why does that make you giggle? Did you not have to beat them off? With a big stick?”
Stevens can barely contain himself for the rest of the interview. You can even hear the cameraman laughing in the background.
Isn’t that how everyone gets a job in Hollywood?
The Guest stars Stevens as an ex-Marine who terrorizes the family of a fallen comrade. You can see it in theaters starting Sept. 17, 2014.