How I Met Your Mother's Cristin Milioti Reveals She Was Almost Arrested Because of Her "Drunk Personality"

Actress also talks hitting Leonardo DiCaprio "over and over again" while shooting The Wolf of Wall Street

By Natalie Finn Feb 15, 2014 1:00 AMTags
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Turns out The Mother is even more bubbly than we thought.

Cristin Milioti, who also recently played a scorned Leonardo DiCaprio lover in The Wolf of Wall Street, revealed on Conan this week that she was almost arrested when she first came to L.A. to join the cast of How I Met Your Mother.

"It's been hard to get used to the driving," she admitted to Conan O'Brien. "I was almost arrested the first night 'cause they thought I was drunk."

"They thought you were drunk?" he asked incredulously. "Yeah," Milioti replied, "but I just have a drunk personality."

And she couldn't help but find the whole experience funny!

"They pulled me over," Milioti recalled. "I failed every sobriety test. I failed the pupil test. There's a pupil test they give you, but my pupils in their resting stage look like someone who's twice over the legal limit."

"Not at all, nothing to drink," she assured Conan when he asked if she had had anything before getting behind the wheel. "They ask you to do such ridiculous, hilarious things. So I couldn't stop laughing, and they said, ‘Do the alphabet backwards and slowly touch your nose while you're doing it'—which I couldn't do sober! I couldn't do that for you now!"

"They also have you bend over and count to 30 and then whip your head back on 30, I thought that was very funny," the 28-year-old actress, who next up will shoot a pilot for the proposed NBC sitcom A to Z, said.

She passed a Breathalyzer test, but apparently the cops weren't convinced.

"They got me another one," Milioti said. "They thought it was broken. ‘No way, this girl is wasted.'"

The brunette beauty also talked about shooting her heated fight scene with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street in front of the Trump Tower in Manhattan.

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"[DiCaprio] was like, 'I really want you to hit me,'" she recalled. "And so I did, for, 30 [takes]. He was all shaky."

And throughout the paparazzi never got tired of watching.

Milioti was hitting DiCaprio "over and over. But that's the other confusing thing. Like, we're just going to do the same thing for eight hours. Surely you [the paparazzi] must have your shot, you must have many cats to go home to, numerous Internet searches..."

If only.