Lauer’s uncomfortable Bullock interview resurfaces
FORMER Today show co-anchor Matt Lauer joked repeatedly about seeing Sandra Bullock naked in a newly resurfaced 2009 interview.
Bullock appeared on the Today show to promote her film The Proposal, and Lauer did not waste any time addressing the star's nude scene, reported the New York Post.
"The major thing that's changed since I've seen you last: I have seen you naked," Lauer told Bullock.
Bullock laughed and shot back, "And I'm so sorry about that. Were you able to sleep afterwards?"
Lauer, all smiles, replied that the nude image of Bullock is now his computer's screen saver.
He did not stop there. Lauer then announced to Bullock, "You're naked for most of this movie!"
The Blind Side actor laughed but vehemently disagreed. "No I'm not! I'm emotionally naked most of this movie," Bullock told Lauer.
Lauer continued with the nude-scene questions, and asked what Bullock used to cover her private parts. Bullock replied it was a loofah, not a washcloth as Lauer initially thought.
Lauer recalled a time Bullock told him she would never appear nude, but the actor changed her mind. Lauer asked Bullock if it was hard to do a nude scene and Bullock shrugged, explaining she was playing a role.
After the nude scene talk, Lauer and Bullock discussed the movie, but again, the subject of the star's body comes up.
While wrapping up the interview, Lauer asked, "Did I mention you have a nude scene in this movie?"
Bullock shot back, "Pretty much from the time you opened your mouth."
Lauer laughed and asked Bullock to return soon, but the actor replied, "No, not after this interview, no." The crew and Lauer laughed as the interview ended.
The resurfaced video was the latest to appear following Lauer's abrupt termination from NBC on Wednesday. NBC News said the network fired the longtime Today show anchor due to his alleged "inappropriate sexual behaviour" with a colleague.
"Keep bending over like that, it's a nice view," Lauer told Vieira on the set of the Today show, reportedly in October 2006.
Lauer appeared on Vieira's show in 2016 when she recalled the time she went into his office and found a "huge bag of sex toys." Lauer said he was given the explicit toys by a sex therapist who appeared on the show. However, Vieira did not seem to recall the segment.
Following his termination, Lauer deleted his social media accounts.
This article was originally published on the New York Post and was republished here with permission.