If you ever find yourself in a poker game with Betty White, be prepared to be duped. The 95-year-old left late night host James Corden in stiches when she demonstrated her unreadable poker face during an appearance on the Late Late Show on Wednesday (May 10).
James quizzed the national treasure about the weekly card games she has with her girlfriends, and even tried to get himself invited to the get-togethers by explaining to the star why he is the ultimate person to play with. “I am the sort of person you should invite because I don’t know how to play poker, but in my head I think I can,” said the British comedian, to which Betty agreed, calling him the “best kind” of opponent.
And while many people play poker for money, Betty admitted that the stakes are much higher at her games. “We play for blood. It’s serious business,” she told James.
Needing evidence of her talents, the 38-year-old challenged the former Golden Girls star to give him her best poker face. “Imagine you’ve looked at the cards, and you’ve got nothing, but you want me to think you’ve got the big ones,” he told the actress.
Betty did not disappoint and delivered an impressive yet intimidating stare down James’s way, leaving him and fellow guests Ben McKenzie and Amy Brenneman in amazement.
The conversation soon turned to love, with James asking the icon what the secret is to a long and happy relationship in Hollywood. “Marry Allen Ludden,” replied the star, referencing her loving husband who passed away in 1981. “God love him, he kept the romance going all the time,” explained Betty, adding, “I always felt that I was special to him. We had a great rapport.”