Hard times on a plane: Jeremy Renner's blue pill mix-up

Jul 26, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Jeremy Renner needs to keep his little blue pills sorted a bit more carefully, for the sake of fellow passengers. A recent ingestion of Viagra when he was aiming for Ambien left the Bourne Legacy star up all night mid-flight.

Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner's Viagra mix-up is a tale the actor opted to wait for late night television to tell. Speaking during a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! the Bourne Legacy star 'fessed up to having taken Viagra when he was trying for an Ambien!

"A lot of times when I'm on the plane, I have to sleep. And I'm not a good sleeper on the plane," Jeremy Renner explained Tuesday. "I had to fly from London to Los Angeles for dinner, and then get right back on a plane to London."

"That's 10 to 12 hours," he went on to say. "I had to get off the plane and go to work, so I had to sleep on the plane."

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Seeking a little aid in nodding off from the medicinal world, the 41-year-old ingested a pill.

"Somebody gave me some pills, like Ambien," he said. "So I took a little sleeping pill, popped it and realized nothing's happening -- but something else was happening!

"I realized very quickly that the 'A' was actually a little 'V' on the pill. Not only did I not sleep the entire flight, but there was ... 'camping' ... happening! There was no walking. If I had to go to the restroom, it was so embarrassing."

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Just who did the mystery pill come from? Hard to say, but the flight crew seemed to be in on the joke. "They were like, 'Can we get you anything, Mr. Renner?' 'Yeah, funny,'" he responded. "'Ice! Ice!'"

Watch the Jeremy Renner Viagra dish go down (or is that up?) on Jimmy Kimmel Live! below!

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