Jerry O'Connell has had a long career in Hollywood—his first major role, in Stand By Me, came when he was just 11 years old—and before he married Rebecca Romijn, the We Are Men star had an impressive run dating some of Hollywood's most notable women. On last night's Watch What Happens Live, a viewer wanted to know just what this suave star said to land so many leading ladies: What's his best pickup line?
O'Connell's answer was, well, long.
"There are cheesy ones, like 'Was your dad a thief, because he must have stolen he stars and put 'em in your eyes,'" he muses. "But I like to be a little more up front. I would rush up to somebody and go, 'Listen, I'm so sorry, before one of us escapes or one of us gets out of here, could I please have some avenue of communication—if you'd be better with email or a phone number, or maybe some sort of work address where I could write a little note? Please, just a little avenue of communication, give me a little window, a Twitter handle."
The hilarious Rebel Wilson points out, "That's a really long pickup line."
But O'Connell vows that it used to work. "You'd be amazed, someone would be like, 'Okay, I'll give you my work address and you can write me a note.'"
And while the actor admits, "I know I've been accused of being a man whore," he jokes that it was all an act. "I saved myself until I was married. I was a complete virgin," he deadpans. "I wore a purity ring for years, I took it off when I got married."
Andy Cohen then take the opportunity to say that Jerry always seems to be wearing a Speedo on camera. O'Connell doesn't deny it—and in fact explains that his new We Are Men character loves the tiny bathing suits. "We're trying to bring 'em back," he says. "Our show is going to be very popular in Eastern Europe. The suits they put me in are so small, it's crazy. It's tough wearing a Speedo. You gotta make sure the blood is flowing everywhere."
Watch Jerry O'Connell talk pickup lines and Speedos and tell us in the comments: do you think Jerry should wear more or fewer tiny bathing suits?