It’s not surprising that infamous horndog Jack Nicholson would have put the moves on Geena Davis back in the day. What is surprising is that she would credit accused sex pest Dustin Hoffman with offering her the advise to rebuff Nicholson’s approaches.

Davis remembered the incident in a new interview with The New Yorker while promoting her new novel Dying Of Politeness. She described how she supposedly turned down Jack Nicholson’s sexual advances by citing advice from her “Tootsie” co-star, Dustin Hoffman.

The 66-year-old star said in an interview published Thursday that she learned quite a bit from Hoffman, 85, after landing opposite the veteran movie star in the pair’s 1982 rom-com. In addition to encouraging the then-unknown actress to “read a lot of books,” Hoffman allegedly advised Davis to deflect excessively enthusiastic males in the industry by adding, “Well, you’re very attractive. I would love to, but it would ruin the sexual tension between us.” Davis told the publication she “saved that advice away.”

Davis then stated that her agency “happened to know” Nicholson, 85, who “had dinner” with the aspiring actress and her colleagues “every single night.” One day, she recalled, “there was a note under the door that said, ‘Please call Jack Nicholson at this number.’” She couldn’t “believe it” and immediately called the “Shining” star. She then went on to make a shocking claim.

“So I[Davis] said, ‘Hello, Mr. Nicholson. This is Geena, the model. You called me?’ He[Jack] said, ‘Hey, Geena. When is it gonna happen?’”

The alleged inquiry took Davis by surprise. She then further shared with the outlet that, “I was like, ‘Oh, no — why didn’t I realize this is what it was going to be about?’” However, she paid heed to Dustin’s advice and said, “But it immediately came into my head what to say: ‘Uh, Jack, I would love to. You’re very attractive. But I have a feeling we’re going to work together at some point in the future, and I would hate to have ruined the sexual tension between us.’” The actress recalled, “He was like, ‘Oh, man, where’d you get that?’ So it worked.”

This is not the first time Davis has recounted this story. The anecdote, which Davis first spoke about in 2014, is among many featured in her newly released book, “Dying of Politeness: A Memoir.” Meanwhile, Representatives for Nicholson have yet respond to Davis’ claims. Stay tuned to Thirsty for further updates.

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