(CNN)Rob Lowe being buddies with Supreme Court docket Justice Clarence Thomas is a real WTF second, which in fact stands for “Wait, They’re Mates?!”
The “Parks and Recreation” star has been in Hollywood for therefore lengthy that he has a number of buddy teams, together with with individuals most folk aren’t even conscious he is aware of.
Thomas positively falls into that latter class, and Lowe talked about it with Conan O’Brien on a current episode of the late-night present host’s podcast, “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend.”
Lowe was discussing his new podcast, “Actually! With Rob Lowe,” and mentioned that since he is been within the business for 40 years, he has a various group of buds to ask on as company.
“It may very well be Brat Pack individuals, it may very well be ‘West Wing’ individuals, ‘Parks and Rec’ individuals,” Lowe mentioned. “It may very well be individuals (that) persons are stunned I am buddies with… It should be actually, actually enjoyable.”
When O’Brien requested for the title of somebody people can be stunned about, Lowe named Thomas — a lot to O’Brien’s amazement.
The “Psychological Samurai” host defined that the pair met years in the past after Lowe obtained inducted right into a Horatio Alger organization, which he described as “a really unique, very wonderful society that gives scholarships for teenagers who come from simply horrible, horrible backgrounds however they’re the very best and the brightest of their courses.”
“And the society of individuals in it are fairly studly, he is one among them,” Lowe mentioned. “That is how we met. They put the medal on me within the halls of the Supreme Court docket.”
Thomas put the medal on him, Lowe mentioned, and it kicked off their friendship.
Thomas gave Lowe his cell quantity and informed him he might name anytime, which the actor did when his son was going to legislation college, Lowe mentioned.
“I name this cellphone and he solutions it,” Lowe mentioned. “And you are like, ‘Geez. Should not there be, like, a vetting course of?’ And 45 minutes, he is giving me recommendation on what my son ought to do vis-a-vis legislation college and clerking.”