During a recent dinner interview with Cloris Leachman to discuss her new book and her new clothing line, Cloris agreed to play a quick game of "Who would you rather sleep with?" Below is the full excerpt.
Would you be interested in playing "Who would you rather sleep with?"
What is that?
It's easy. I name two celebrities and you have to choose which one you'd sleep with --
[Interrupts]: It wouldn't be Meryl Streep. I love her, but I would never sleep with a smoker!
[Laughs]. Well wait! I have to name the two people to choose from first. Ok – Brad Pitt or George Clooney?
[Thinks] Oh, well that's a hard one. Oh God, that's a hard one! But probably George Clooney because I think he's taller. See, Brad always seems taller than he really seems to be…so probably Clooney. Also because of his arms. I imagine his arms would just be...the kind I'd love.
Bob Newhart or Harvey Korman?
Well, Harvey's dead now, but let me think. [Thinks]. Probably Harvey. Because he's bigger.
Bill Clinton or Barak Obama?
These are really hard, you chose really tough ones! Holy….Probably Bill Clinton, but I love Barak Obama.
Then why Bill?
Because I know he likes me. [Editor's note: Leachman and her son then describe a story of how they both met Clinton one night at a Paul McCartney concert. When Clinton noticed Leachman, he zoomed right over to her]. He came right over to me and said, 'I know who you are!' and then he hugged me. His charisma is just remarkable. He sets his eyes on you and you just....there's just nothing like it. So I'd choose Bill.
Ok -- Hilary Clinton or Madeline Albright?
[Laughing]. Oh that's funny! Neither. I just wouldn't!
Jessica Lange, definitely. She is just amazing, and I just love her.
Simon Cowell or Tom Bergeron?
[Thinks]. I think I'd go with Simon Cowell. We talked one night at the Emmy's and I liked him a lot. I like men like that. I like Tom too, but he's too nice.
Howard Stern or Bill Maher?
Oh gosh. [Thinks]. I suppose Howard Stern, that fucker!
Why is he a fucker?
Well, when I was on his show recently, he asked me that...question, and I just couldn't believe he asked me that! He asked me, 'Do you shave your bush,' can you believe that? I mean, what the fuck?
I was shocked he asked you that question, but Cloris, I was even more surprised when you actually answered!
How did I answer again?
You said you trim it, but that it wasn’t a huge priority.
[Laughing]. Well it isn't! I'm 83 years old! What was he thinking? But I would choose him, because he's tall, he's attractive and he's very clean. I like him, and I do find him really sexy. I'm sure he'd be better than Bill M-ahher…
Mary Tyler Moore or Carol Burnett?
[Laughs].I don't even know Mary! Oh God…[Thinks]. I don't know. I don't think I could choose. I couldn’t choose! Oh, I just don't think I could do it!
"Go for Mary!" laughs her son, George.
[Thinks] "Ok,” she said. “Maybe Mary in the old days, but not now. We're both up there.”
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Originally published on PlanetOut/Gay.com, 2009. Read the original interview by clicking here.