Ethan Hawke and Kelly Ripa had quite the naughty interlude on Live! with Kelly and Michael.
The Oscar nominee was on the show to talk about his new documentary, Seymour: An Introduction, which tells the story of a man who gave up his performing career as a pianist to teach.
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On the talk show, Hawke shared that the star of the film, Seymour Bernstein, helped the actor overcome his stage fright, explaining, “Of course, the pianists have it worse than anybody. I mean, you want to talk about game-day jitters. If I’m doing Macbeth at Lincoln Center, that’s stressful, right?”
But Hawke might as well have stopped after he said “pianists,” because Ripa tuned out when she heard a very different word.
“Did you say ‘pianist’?” Ripa said, leaning in closer to Hawke. (Thinking he said penis.)
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“You may have heard… another word… I said pianist, like a piano,” Hawke said, scolding the host for her dirty mind. “I have no idea what word you’re thinking of! And I have to say, I’m a little shocked!”
“No, I’m not sure what that has to do with anything,” Ripa said. “I couldn’t figure it out.”
“I’m trying to have a serious conversation,” Hawke said, continuing his lecture, “and you bring us down into the gutter.
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Meanwhile, Strahan just sat there laughing and shaking his head.
Honestly, we could see how Ripa misheard. It’s a tricky word, people.
Watch the clip below and sound off on what you heard Hawke say below.
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