Maybe Emma Watson missed the Arrested Development train.
"We've never met before," Watson admitted, to which Bateman added, "She has no idea who I am, either."
"That's not true," the Noah star insisted.
"That's OK," Bateman told her, holding out his hand. "I'm Michael Strahan." (Though he pronounced it Strathan, unwittingly proving that knowing who somebody is is only half the battle.)
"Did she get it?" he asked DeGeneres, wondering if Watson got the Live! With Kelly and Michael reference.
"Yeah, we all get it," DeGeneres assured him.
Bateman then took a back seat as Ellen talked Oscars with their guest, who was a first-time presenter and attendee earlier this month.
"I was doing fine actually, I wasn't that nervous at all," Watson recalled, "and then [Joseph Gordon-Levitt] was holding my arm before we were going to go out and I was like, 'You know what, I just feel so grateful to be here and this is amazing, and I actually feel really calm.' And he was like, ‘Yeah this is fine. This is a great experience and only a billion people are going to be watching us in two minutes. And I was like, 'Oh my god!'" she sucked in her breath dramatically.
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Perhaps that's why she ended up just passing out from exhaustion after the show.
"I got back to my hotel room to change [for the Vanity Fair afterpary], took my dress off, got into someone's coat and ended up just falling asleep in the coat," she said. And that's where she stayed, despite her pals' best efforts to get her up and out of the room.
"So I just ate pizza and fell asleep and it was actually perfect."
"With this lucky guy who lost his coat." Bateman deadpanned. "Sounds like you tripped into a better night."
Well, Watson is never going to forget him now!