Kurt Russell Reveals the Hungover Pickup Line He Used on Goldie Hawn

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Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn

The lame line probably shouldn't have worked.

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have been together for decades, but how did those crazy kids meet?

Russell shared the story to a surprised Conan O'Brien on Thursday's edition of O'Brien's eponymous TBS late-night show.

The couple met when they were both very young, in 1966, and then met again and got together in 1983, while working on Swing Shift. Russell said that the night before he was scheduled to audition for that film, he had gone out drinking with his father.

"I was severely hungover," said Russell. Hawn walked in to talk to Russell about the potential role. Russell said he hadn't known Hawn beyond working with her 17 years before.

"I just didn’t have in my mind what I was going to see," said Russell. "She had a great body, and so the first that came out was 'Man, you've got a great figure.' It kind of came out quickly, and it could've been wrong, and she said, 'Why, thank you.'"

O'Brien pointed out that the line could be seen in a different light. "You know what's crazy? You do that and it's cool, and you end up with her for 34 years," said O'Brien. "I've done that many times in my life, and I get maced."