Woody Harrelson has opened up about a “brutal” dinner with Donald Trump. Picture: LBJ | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
Woody Harrelson has opened up about a “brutal” dinner with Donald Trump. Picture: LBJ | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Harrelson’s ‘brutal’ dinner with Trump

ACTOR Woody Harrelson has revealed he had to light up a joint just to make it through a "brutal" dinner date with now-President Donald Trump.

The 56-year-old was invited to dine with Trump in 2002 by American media personality Jesse Ventura, who Trump wanted to run with on a Democratic ticket in 2004.

"I went and it was brutal. I never met a more narcissistic man. He talked about himself the whole time," Harrelson recalled to US TV host Bill Maher on Friday.

Maher jokingly questioned: "So he's changed a lot?"

"I had to walk out halfway through, smoke a joint, just to steel myself for the rest of the thing," the War for the Planet of the Apes star said.

Harrelson appeared on the show to promote his new film LBJ, in which he plays the former president Lyndon B. Johnson.

Describing LBJ, Harrelson said "he wasn't publicly vulgar like our president incumbent."

Woody Harrelson and wife Laura Louie attend the War for the Planet Of The Apes premiere in NYC. Picture: Charles Sykes/Invision/APSource:AP
Woody Harrelson and wife Laura Louie attend the War for the Planet Of The Apes premiere in NYC. Picture: Charles Sykes/Invision/APSource:AP

According to the Daily Mail, Harrelson was pictured with Ventura and Trump on Christmas Eve 1998 after having dinner. It's not clear how many times Harrelson has dined with Trump.

It comes after Harrelson revealed how his wife, Laura Louie, found out about his infamous 2002 foursome.

"I'm not sure how Laura found out, but she did," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "I was kind of hoping she wouldn't see it. I can't remember the details; I've doubtless repressed it. She never saw the thing. But someone told her."

As Harrelson recalled, he was approached by two women after a night out at a London hot spot 15 years ago. The trio was joined by another female, who hopped into a car with them as they headed back to his place.

"These girls came up to me, these two girls, and asked me, 'So you want to take a walk on the wild side?' So I said, 'I guess I do,'" Harrelson explained.

The War for the Planet of the Apes actor revealed the third female passenger was a member of the press, who also enlisted a photographer, after manipulating the other two women.

"I was bummed when they all left together 'cause I knew it was going to happen [an article]. News of the World, it was. I never read it 'cause I didn't want to read it," he shared.

When it came time to speak with his other half, Harrelson wasn't expecting her response.

"Laura - this really gives you a sense of the depth of her compassion - what she said to me after finding out was, 'That must be really hard for you, to have this s**t exposed,'" he said. "She just said that. Now that doesn't mean she wasn't upset."



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