Minutes before interviewing the actress, Lauer told the audience he’d be back after a commercial break with two-time Oscar winner Jessica Chastain.
The problem? Chastain’s been nominated for two Academy Awards but has never won (for “The Help” and “Zero Dark Thirty”).
When the commercial break ended, Lauer’s co-host Savannah Guthrie was the one who introduced Chastain, 39, before the “Today” duo conducted a joint interview. She said, “We are back. It’s 8:49, with two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, who stars in the new movie ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War.'”
Guthrie didn’t flub Chastain’s credentials, and there was no mention of Lauer’s mess-up either. The rest of the interview went off without error.