King of random talk show antics Joaquin Phoenix used his time on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to reveal that he is harboring a crush on Globes host Amy Poehler. The reveal came in the form of a non-sequitur—how else?—following a discussion about how Phoenix does not care about awards.
“You’re answering questions I didn’t even ask,” Kimmel said after Phoenix said he finds Poehler “attractive.” The train of thought did make sense to Phoenix, however: “Well, I guess just because she’s hosting the Globes, she’s having a party, and I’m going to go, and I’m a little nervous about seeing her. I don’t really know what to say.”
Now, it should be noted that Phoenix and Poehler had an encounter at her Globes party last year, which Poehler used as a talk show anecdote on Late Night with Seth Meyers last year. Phoenix, she said, was the first to show up. “A great, great, weird first guest,” Poehler added.
Kimmel, however, revealed to Phoenix that Poehler is taken—her boyfriend Nick Kroll was on Kimmel’s show the previous night. “So you’re saying they have a solid relationship?” Phoenix asked. When Kimmel answered in the affirmative, Phoenix made a face, and that’s really all you need to know.