Fun fact of the day: Judge Judy helped Samuel L. Jackson quit smoking.
“I met Judy at Tony [Howard]’s house and we used to smoke together because I used to smoke,” Jackson said on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” on Thursday. “So we used to sit in Tony’s backyard and smoke. And when Judy stopped smoking, she made me stop smoking. She sent me to her doctor ... and I quit smoking.”
The “Kong: Skull Island” star was joined by “Get Out” star Allison Williams, and it didn’t take long for the two to realize just how small Hollywood really is: Williams said she recently met Howard, who happens to be Jackson’s agent, who happened to put him in contact with Judge Judy, with whom both actors are good friends.
But it wasn’t all fun and games and friendly reunions. Jackson was cornered by a caller for not having finished watching “La La Land.”
“Did you finish ‘La La Land’?” Cohen interrupted a defensive Jackson.
“…no,” he replied guiltily.
Another caller asked Jackson what he thought about Donald Trump tweeting that Jackson is a "boring actor who does too many TV commercials."
"I look at my bank account and I laugh," Jackson said without missing a beat. The audience, and Williams, lost it.
Cohen then asked the actor what was in his wallet, to which he replied, "My wife's hand."