It all started when the show’s 40-year-old host asked Ventimiglia about his recent induction into Harvard’s illustrious Hasty Pudding Club. The 41-year-old This Is Us star explained that receiving the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year award wasn’t just an acceptance speech and handshake kind of thing. In fact, it included him rapping the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song, getting majorly roasted and having to prove his sexiness by performing a lap dance.
Corden (and Ventimiglia’s fellow visitor Kate Beckinsale) expressed interest in seeing his skills in the flesh. So, Ventimiglia stood up, pulled up his Dockers and got to grinding.
This editor is sad to report the performance wasn’t as salacious or lively as one would hope. Instead, Ventimiglia merely threw a cue card and did a stiff dad dance with bended knees while hovering over Corden. After about three seconds, he stole the host’s cup of water. But instead of recreating that iconic Flashdance scene, he just kinda walked a little and then put it down. That was it.
They say never meet your heroes, but perhaps the saying should be never watch your favorite heartthrobs perform a lap dance.