On the latest episode of Watch What Happens Live, Kathy Bates was asked a series of tricky questions and may have bitten off more than she could chew. One of the questions Bates was asked by host Andy Cohen caused her to out fellow actor Susan Sarandon as a pothead.
During a segment called “Plead The Fifth” on the October 30 episode of Watch What Happens Live, Bates admitted that she had smoked marijuana with the 68-year-old Thelma and Louise star as recently as June. The segment entails Cohen asking three difficult questions of his guest, with the guest having the option to “plead the fifth” and decline answering one of the queries.
Cohen asked Bates, “Kathy Bates, who is the bigger pothead: Susan Sarandon or Matthew McConaughey?” Bates starred with Sarandon in the 2014 film Tammy, while McConaughey played her son in Failure To Launch.
Bates hemmed and hawed but finally mustered enough courage to reply with her own question. “Oh, that’s tough… Is this gonna get them into trouble legally? Is this going to get me into trouble legally?” she asked.
Cohen suggested to Bates that it was McConaughey, but the 66-year-old actress didn’t seem sure. “No… No, ‘cause I played his mother in Failure to Launch, he’s a sweet boy. He was headed down the wrong path and now he’s [taking off],” she said.
“Sarandon—you’re giving it to Sarandon,” Cohen said.
Although Bates never answered the question directly, the next thing she said hinted at her real answer. “Well, I actually shared some dope with her last June. Yeah, I was with Melissa McCarthy, we were shooting Tammy, and I was staying at Susan’s house in Figure Eight Island off Wilmington, and she had some good s–t… but I didn’t inhale!” said Bates, who currently stars in American Horror Story: Freak Show.