If anyone can light a good fire under a smoldering rumor, it’s Ellen DeGeneres. And that’s exactly what the talk show host did on a recent episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show when she confronted “This is Us” star Justin Hartley with a doozy of a rumor.
“Is this true?” DeGeneres asked out of the blue on Monday (Feb. 18.) “I heard that your name is on a list after Daniel Craig being James Bond, when he’s done you are one of the names that they’re talking about being James Bond.”
“Cool,” Hartley said matter-of-factly.
Of course, DeGeneres wasn’t going to let him off that easily as she decided to hand Hartley a martini so he could show off his best James Bond impression. And no, that didn’t go so well as he spilled some of his martini on his lap while says the iconic line “Bond, James Bond.”
Also while on the show, Hartley and DeGeneres discussed their recent birthdays, including Hartley’s plans to take his family to Hawaii for a belated celebration. DeGeneres also shared a photo shopped pic of Hartley in, well, his birthday suit.
“Now I think it’s trending another way,” Hartley laughed about how the pic may have hurt his chances of getting the iconic movie role.