Matt Lauer flummoxed actress Amanda Seyfried on Friday when he asked a startling question about personal grooming.
“How are you on facial hair?” Lauer said.
The “Today” show anchor was discussing how her boyfriend in “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” Neil Patrick Harris, runs a mustachery.
He quickly realized that question could be taken the wrong way.
“I don’t mean you personally,” he said. “How do you feel about guys with facial hair? Are you a mustache woman? Or a beard woman?”
Seyfried stammered for a moment before fully collecting her thoughts.
“I grew up with my dad having just a mustache,” she said. “I like hair,” she told the anchor. “I like a full-grown face. I’m into that. So it’s always sad when my boyfriend shaves.”
“The mustache — just the mustache — is a little weird. It just reminds me of my dad too much.”
Some people on social media were a little creeped out by the mustache question.
Matt Lauer just asked Amanda Seyfried if she was a “mustache woman” at 8:37 am.
— Bridey Lee Elliott (@brideylee) May 23, 2014
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