January Jones and Nick Viall went on a date.
Jones, 42, is a big fan of “The Bachelor” but she was not always so keen on Viall, 39. The “Mad Men” actress explained to Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast how she wound up getting coffee with him.
Jones regularly put Viall on blast while doing the talk show circuit. Viall wasn’t thrilled with how Jones perceived him and he wanted to change her mind.
“Nick slid into my DMs, and he’s like, ‘I’m so sorry that your perception of me is so negative, I’d love to take you out to coffee and see if I could change your mind,’” she said. “And I squealed.”
“I was like, ‘I hate that guy!’ but my sister was like, ‘If you don’t go you will forever regret it,’” Jones continued. “So I agreed to go on a date with him — or to drinks, or whatever. As I met him I was rounding the corner and I saw him, and he has a very distinct walk, and I had this instinct to run up to him and wrap my legs around his waist, you know like they do? [But] I stopped myself.”
Jones got to pick Viall’s brain about all things “The Bachelor” and they ended up going on a couple more dates.
“The thing that attracted me to Nick was that he seemed — I mean, he was cast as the quote-unquote villain, but he had a bit of a brain, so there was something else there,” Jones said. “That’s all we were talking about, really. But I got a lot of juicy inside stuff.”