Will Forte reveals he missed three calls from President Obama

Will Forte's new show is produced by the Barack and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground Productions
Netflix Special Screening of Bodkin, Los Angeles
Netflix Special Screening of Bodkin, Los Angeles / Presley Ann/GettyImages

Will Forte, star of the new Netflix series Bodkin, revealed to Seth Myers that he missed three phone calls from President Barack Obama congratulating him on his performance in the series. Bodkin is produced by Barack and Michele Obama's production company, Higher Ground Productions.

During an appearance on Late Night With Seth Myers, Forte recounted how he was contacted and told to expect a call from the former President at a certain time. Forte was staring at his phone, but he somehow missed the calls, panicked, and had to call President Obama back and apologize.

"I was told, you know, be ready at 5:30," Forte said. "So, I'm staring at my phone, and then it turned to 5:31, and like, 'okay, it's not coming.' Something's wrong. Something's wrong. So, I went over to my missed calls and saw three calls from the Washington, D.C. area. And, I'm like, 'Ah!'"

Forte also shared that President Obama complimented his performance, and at one point, Forte said, "Thank you really much."

I guess there's levels to fame, right? It's a little bit refreshing that even some of the most famous people still get flustered and say dumb things when talking to even more famous people.

Forte also played the game, Under the Blanket, with Myers. Watch the clip of Forte telling the story of missing three phone calls from President Obama. It's well worth your time, I promise! And, it's not very long. I highly recommend sticking around to watch Forte play the Under the Blanket game. It's almost funnier than the story about the phone call.

If you haven't seen Bodkin on Netflix and are fans of Forte, I highly recommend the new Netflix series. It premiered on Thursday, May 9, so you're only a week behind at this point. The series tells the story of a true crime podcaster, played by Forte, who journeys to a remote coastal Irish town to solve a cold case from two decades earlier.

Even if you're not a fan of Forte, this is a show you should watch! I really enjoyed it, and I think you will, too!

Late Night With Seth Myers airs nightly on NBC at 12:35 a.m. ET.