01-26-2007: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC)


Jay Leno: My first guest, very talented actress and a lot of fun. She can be seen on "Ugly Betty," which just won the golden globe award for best comedy series. It airs Tuesday nights on ABC. Please welcome Rebecca Romijn How you doing?

Rebecca Romijn: Great! So nice to be back.

Jay Leno: It's good to have you.

Rebecca Romijn: Always a fun time.

Jay Leno: And how's your fiance, Jerry O'Connell? How's he doing?

Rebecca Romijn: He's great. Thank you for asking. Fantastic.

Jay Leno: Now, you keep doing this fiance thing. When's it going to happen? We got a day yet?

Rebecca Romijn: No. I'm sorry I don't have any details to share. We're just having a nice, long, leisurely engagement. Is that so wrong?

Jay Leno: All right. Well, no, no. Not ong. Just kind of hope you kids haven't jumped the gun. That's all.

Rebecca Romijn: No, we're just enjoying -- no one is going anywhere. We are having a great time.

Jay Leno: Now, I saw this picture of you two --how that up there -- recently. Okay, okay.

Rebecca Romijn: That was last week. About ten minutes after that picture was taken, we fell down.

Jay Leno: Really? Now, are you guys part of a team. You're dressed alike.

Rebecca Romijn: You can say we're part of a team.

Jay Leno: No, but I mean, you don't -- I mean, do you get up in the morning and both dress alike?

Rebecca Romijn: Yeah, somewhere in another part of Los Angeles, Jerry's wearing this.

Jay Leno: Well, I'm a little -- I mean, do you both go, "hey, we're going to go bike riding. Let's put on the same clothes."

Rebecca Romijn: Our wheaties jersey.

Jay Leno: Really? It seems a little --

Rebecca Romijn: Just for fun.

Jay Leno: Just for fun. Okay. Now, it's a tandem bike.

Rebecca Romijn: It's a tandem bike.

Jay Leno: I never see anybody in tandem bikes.

Rebecca Romijn: You know wha it's so much fun. It's great exercise. Nice way to enjoy the scenery. The Santa Monica mountains out where we live. And it's great couples therapy, to be honest with you. Yeah. It's teamwork and coordination, a little bit of compromise. Jerry always wants to do stupid things like little jumps and going down really steep hills.

Jay Leno: Yeah, why would you want to do that?

Rebecca Romijn: Well, the rule is, like, if he's gonna to make it scary, I'm not going to want to go, so -- but the trick is to stay in the back because you get to take little breaks.

Jay Leno: Oh, I see, he does all of the pedaling. Have you ever taken the front and tried it with him in the back? Have you done that?

Rebecca Romijn: No. But the downside of being in the back is that you can't steer. And you can't really see what's going on in front of you. Like last week when I couldn't see, when I fell.

Jay Leno: And you fell. So was it his fault?

Rebecca Romijn: He abandoned -- listen, I'm not going to point fingers.

Jay Leno: There's only two of you on the bike, so one of you -- Well, who's more controlling, you or Jerry?

Rebecca Romijn: Who's more controlling?

Jay Leno: Well, he's driving the bike, but it sounds like you're screaming instructions from the back.

Rebecca Romijn: No, no, no, no, no, no, no. Honestly, we have an ipod and a headphone splitter, and I play dj. It's really fun.

Jay Leno: Okay. You know, this sounds like my ultimate nightmare weekend. Okay? My wife and I dressing up in the same clothes. She's controlling the music through the ipod, giving me directions from the back while we're moving.

Rebecca Romijn: Maybe it's time you and Mavis try a little tandem bike riding.

Jay Leno: It just doesn't sound like that much fun. So when you fell, whose fault was it? Was it his fault? He was steering.

Rebecca Romijn: Honestly, the paparazzi were up ahead.

Jay Leno: Oh, the paparazzi?

Rebecca Romijn: He took an unpredictable turn, and the bike when over.

Jay: Do they like to follow you? Is that common? Do you get a lot of that?

Rebecca Romijn: It happens from time to time.

Jay Leno: Yeah, I guess when you dress alike and ride tandem bikes. Duh. "Gee, I wonder where Rebecca -- hey, I wond if that's them?"

Rebecca Romijn: That was the first time. That was the first time we'd ever fell. And of course, when you fall, everyone knows it's such a blow to your ego. It's so humiliating. And it was in the middle of a busy intersection. So it's le, "oh, God, I hope they didn't see us."

Jay Leno: So what happened? Did Jerry screw up? Did he --

Rebecca Romijn: He just took a turn -- he was looking ahead and he took a turn. And we actually weren't even going very fast.

Jay Leno: So we didn't take a a turn. He took a turn.

Rebecca Romijn: Well, in the back you can't steer.

Jay Leno: "We're on a tandem bike and that jerk took a turn."

Rebecca Romijn: You can't steer in the back.

Jay Leno: "We were riding the bike until he took a turn and we fell over." Now, the paparazzi, do they immediately run over before they --

Rebecca Romijn: No, they actually -- I don't even think they saw. I mean, they would have published a different picture.

Jay Leno: That's probably true. Now, there was a picture of you guys, and someone said it was a a doctored photo. Do you know the one I'm talking about?

Rebecca Romijn: Oh, there was a photo -- a couple years ago, there was a a photo that ran of us walking down the street, and this was really humiliating. It was a picture of the two of us walking down the reet, and his head was turned, and there was a giant hickey doctored onto his neck.

Jay Leno: Really?

Rebecca Romijn: Which, by the way, I think hickeys are disgusting. Okay? I'm just going to put it out there. Like, I was so embarrassed. But the size of the hickey, it was like this. Like, it would have been humanly impossible, like --

Jay Leno: Like mr. Ed had given him the hickey. Yeah, all right. So you're not into hickeys.

Rebecca Romijn: No, I'm not into hickeys.

Jay Leno: All right, cross that off the list. No hicks. All right, look, we'll take a break. More with Rebecca right after this. Welcome back. Talking with to Rebecca Romijn. We were talking about -- so you and Jerry, okay, you guys lived together during that whole thing. I mean, did it take a while? Do you get on each other's nerves? Does have any annoying habits that you've said --

Rebecca Romijn: Oh, you know, I mean, everybody does. Normal things. For some reason, he doesn't close drawers or cupboards. I don't know, I'm sure a lot of people --

Jay Leno: Makes perfect sense to me.

Rebecca Romijn: You know what I find annoying? Is that I keep getting hoodwinked into going to football parties, and I'm not a a football person at all. And the first one was he told me -- it was a fantasy football pool party.

Jay Leno: Yeah.

Rebecca Romijn: But he told me it was a pool party.

Jay Leno: Oh, I see. Well, see, I've done that as well. We were in Pennsylvania once, and my wife said, "honey, do you want to go look at some of the barns in amish country with the hex signs?" "Oh, gee, I'd love to do that." And we didn't do that. I was going to see a guy who had a bunch motorcycles in a barn. But they were on the way. So that's kind of a guy thing. You kind of -- it's not a lie.

Rebecca Romijn: Does she have annoying habits?

Jay Leno: No, no, actually, my wife is pretty -- I tend to be the more annoying one.

Rebecca Romijn: What are your annoying habits?

Jay Leno: Well, this annoys my wife. See, my closet is my closet. If I close the door, what difference does it make if it's messy in the closet?

Rebecca Romijn: Problem solved.

Jay Leno: It's like -- I mean, to me, I have no problem putting clothes in a pile. Clothes in a pile, if you close the door and the clothes are in the pile and she can't see it, it's like a tree in the forest. Did it fall? No, you didn't hear it.

Rebecca Romijn: Well, that's my point with the cupboards and drawers.

Jay Leno: No, no, the cupboard and the drawers -- you walk in the kitchen, all the cupboards and the drawers open, I would understand. Okay, you should close them. But to me, if I take all my clothes -- if my room is messy, if the room is messy, I pick up all my clothes, throw them in the closet, shut the door -- the room is clean. Exactly, right? Exactly. Right. So to me, you see, to me, there's nothing wrong with it.

Rebecca Romijn: It's almost like magic.

Jay Leno: Well, no, she feels if she opens the door and it's messy -- You know, it's a huge deal. Now, what are yours? What are your annoying habits? Besides making him dress in matching clothing.

Rebecca Romijn: Honestly, he bought those. He's responsible for those. My most annoying habit probably is that I don't like football, I imagine.

Jay Leno: Oh, you don't like football? Okay.

Rebecca Romijn: You want to hear what our negotiation is? He can watch football all weekend long, but I get to listen to music. So he has to watch it on mute and I get to listen to music. That's pretty fair, right?

Jay Leno: He watches the game on mute?

Rebecca Romijn: Well, yeah. Other room and listen to your music in there? So we can hang out together? We like hanging out together.

Jay Leno: But he can't listen to.

Rebecca Romijn: He gets to watch it.

Jay Leno: That doesn't make any sense. Well, how about this? How about this?

Rebecca Romijn: Does this make sense to anybody in this room?

Jay Leno: No, no, no. You can't. No, that's wrong.

Rebecca Romijn: The guys are like "no!"

Jay Leno: Okay, can you have sex with the game on?

Rebecca Romijn: Wait, what? Uh, sure.

Jay Leno: That would be okay. That would be a compromise.

Rebecca Romijn: We're waiting for marriage.

Jay Leno: You're waiting for marriage.. okay. Now, your comedy show, "Ugly Betty," doing very well. Doing huge.

Rebecca Romijn: Yes. You are watching "Ugly Betty"?

Jay Leno: It's a comedy. It's a good show. Now, what did you watch growing up? What kind of shows did you watch?

Rebecca Romijn: You know, I really like uplifting television. I grew up watching -- I loved "Diff'rent Strokes," "Facts of Life," "Three's Company." My favorite, "I love Lucy."

Jay Leno: See, that's more my -- when I was a little kid, that was a big one, "I love Lucy."

Rebecca Romijn: Of course. And I recently found out that she had a ranch in the '50s, that she and Ricky Ricardo had a ranch out near where I lived.

Jay Leno: Oh, okay.

Rebecca Romijn: God, did I just call him Ricky Ricardo?

Jay Leno: Well, her husband Ricky, but his name was Ricky Ricardo -- to me, he's Ricky Ricardo.

Rebecca Romijn: Exactly.

Jay Leno: "Oh, Lucy!"

Rebecca Romijn: Now I'm obsessed with trying to find it. Remember that episode where she snuck over someone's fence to try and get the grapefruit? Whose fence was that?

Jay Leno: I don't know. But you know, if you get a map, it should be on there.

Rebecca Romijn: Yeah, exactly.

Jay Leno: Those maps to the stars homes. You ever get one of those maps & to the star homes?

Rebecca Romijn: I've never done that.

Jay Leno: They are so out of date. There are, like, eight people lived in the house since that person lived there. People come to my door, "mr. Barrymore?" "No, he died in '28. Okay?" "Your map is really old. I'm not Lionel Barrymore. Thank you very much.". But it's probably on those maps.

Rebecca Romijn: Yeah. No, I mean, it's out in Chatsworth somewhere, and now I want to try and find it and climb over the fence and get a a grapefruit.

Jay Leno: Well, there you go. Now, listen. I now you have to go. I know you've got to piunos atuendos que emparejan husband. You've got a bicycle ride or something to do. But the show is on thursday night, So Rebecca, thank you very much.

Rebecca Romijn: Thank you much.

Jay Leno: Rebecca Romijn.

Original article: Abstracts.net

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