Ben McKenzie confesses that he didn't remember his initial introduction to his fiancee and mother of his child, Morena Baccarin.
On Wednesday's Late Late Show, the 38-year-old actor admitted that he thought he was first meeting Baccarin when they started working on Fox's Gotham together. However, the 37-year-old actress let him know that they had actually been introduced years prior on set of McKenzie's other show, The O.C., whenBaccarin portrayed Maya Griffin on the drama series.
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"I apparently blew her off," McKenzie told host James Corden. "So I'm thinking, 'What kind of idiot would blow off this gorgeous, beautiful, sophisticated, intelligent, successful woman?' Then I thought of what kind of boy I was at 25, and [I was] that kind of idiot."
McKenzie and Baccarin have a 1-year-old daughter, Frances, together, and in an exclusive interview with ET in May 2016, McKenzie revealed how fatherhood had changed him. "I'm a lot more easygoing as a father," he shared. "It's great. I'm loving it. It's a joy."
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Another co-star couple, The Americans stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, also recently shared that they "met a very long, long time ago," but, like McKenzie, Russell didn't remember their introduction. "I very drunkenly asked for her number when she was a young, single slip of a thing," Rhys recalled on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen last month. Gushing over the mother of his child, the 42-year-old actor added, "So, I sort of knew that when I was 26."
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