Article Nov 25, 2016

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Kathy Bates left red-faced after sex toy elevator mishap

Kathy Bates was left red-faced when her sex toy accidentally went off when she was in an elevator.

The 68-year-old actress was appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday night (16Nov16) to promote her upcoming film Bad Santa 2, in which she plays the mother of Billy Bob Thornton's outrageous Santa. One scene involved Billy and Kathy joking around with a pink vibrator and Seth commented that he would like to find one in his stocking this Christmas, before mimicking how the stocking would be moving if the toy went off.

That then prompted Kathy to recount one particularly embarrassing tale.

"Do you know that actually happened to me?" she told Seth. "This was many years ago, I was dating kind of a rough guy at the time and we were on our way to Chicago and there’s one of those stores where you can get the stuff (sex toys). So we went to the hotel and I had it in my pocketbook and it went off…! We were in the elevator and there were three or four of us in there and it was going (makes vibrating noises). And it was new so I didn’t know how to turn it off, right?! So yeah, that was something!"

When Seth commented that if he heard a noise like that he may think there were technical difficulties in the elevator, Kathy replied: "No, it was a dildo gone awry - it really was! It was one of those rabbits, with the really long (ears), the one that goes around and around."

Kathy stars alongside Billy and Christina Hendricks in Bad Santa 2, a follow-up to the 2003 film. Bad Santa has become a holiday classic, and the actress added that as a huge fan of the first one, she jumped at the chance to appear in the sequel.

"I just loved the original so much so when they asked me I said, ‘Where do I sign up?’" she smiled. to appear in the sequel.