Freddie Highmore Hilariously Recalls the Time He Had to Hide in a Broom Closet to Avoid a Demanding TV Host
Freddie Highmore has grown up in the limelight ever since he made his screen debut in the late 90s as a child actor. Sure enough, he has a lot of crazy stories to tell about his long and successful career in Hollywood. He recently made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 17, 2023 to reveal a bizarre experience he had while appearing on another talk show. The 31-year-old disclosed how he had to hide in a broom closet to avoid running into an unnamed TV host.
"I'm trying to avoid saying the name, but this host doesn't like seeing guests beforehand," The Good Doctor star said to Kimmel. "So I was coming backstage with a couple of the producers and they looked up and they saw the host at the end of the corridor and they were really, really scared." He continued, "The producers grabbed me and they threw me into the next door that was right by the hallway, and it was a broom closet — a dark broom closet."
"I was there for about a minute and they were like these sort of Secret Service agents on their phones like, 'Are we clear? Are we clear? Have they gone? Can we bring him out?' Terrified," the Bates Motel actor said while recalling the odd experience. "And then just walked out as if nothing happened!" he added. Highmore didn’t back away from complimenting the backstage atmosphere at Kimmel’s ABC talk show and even called it "the best setup." He remarked, "So this is a much more pleasant way of spending my evening. Thank you for being a decent human being."
But it seems Kimmel was hungry for some gossip and tried to persuade Highmore into name-dropping the host he was referring to. "Kathie Lee Gifford did that to you?" Kimmel questioned jokingly and Highmore replied with a laugh, "Close." Kimmel asked if Highmore had mentioned the broom closet incident while appearing on the undisclosed show but the actor denied it. "I'm not sure if they knew," he said. "I haven't said to this person. I thought it wasn't a good moment to say, 'Nice to see you. I was just put in a broom closet.'"
The last time Highmore was invited to Kimmel’s talk show in 2021 he made a sweet revelation that he has gotten married to a "wonderful woman." "It's funny — ever since I've been wearing this ring, people have been asking me if I'm married, so I figured I should clarify it," he said in the interview, per PEOPLE. "But I'm as happy as a Brit can be and I'm married to a wonderful woman now. So yes, I feel very happy."
Freddie Highmore e Klarissa Munz sono stati sposati dal 2021. pic.twitter.com/fVon5RJRx5— Lavinia Drama (@___livia95___) January 18, 2023
Highmore also joked about how he is slowly getting used to the "wife" terminology. "It is a little odd still," he admitted. "I'm used to the ring, I don't really play around with it as much, at the start you're constantly fiddling with it. Fiddling? Yeah, that sounds OK. But yeah, saying 'my wife' is still a little odd." Highmore will be returning to the latest season of The Good Doctor which airs on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET.