Just so you know, Jimmy Fallon has a fallback idea, a Plan B if taking over The Tonight Show, his dream showbiz job, doesn’t work out.
In an interview with himself, for the March Men’s Health, the smartly comedic Fallon, 39, offers a charming heart-to-heart chat, noting he’s ready to become a mail carrier – he already took the test – if his historic gig on the NBC talk show falls apart when he takes over for Jay Leno on Feb. 17.
In addition to wearing shorts in the summer, “You also get to drive that vehicle that should be illegal in the United States where the steering wheel is on the other side,” Fallon says gleefully of the government perks of going postal. “They have no rules. They are the punk rock of government jobs.”
Just don’t look for him at your mailbox anytime soon. The master impersonator, epic music fan and devoted “slow-jammer” of the news, is keen to opening himself up to the world, talking about his failed workout regimen, of being a too-nice guy in Hollywood – it worked out for him – and also offering up some sweet gush on his "beautiful wife",” the joy of a baby and his very own “smiling” dog.
“I think you just look for the person you have the most fun with. You realize, ‘Wait, I can just keep having fun with her forever?’ Yes, you can do that. It’s the secret,” he tells himself of love.
Of his daughter Winnie, born via surrogate last July: “We had a long struggle with that. We did. I think that makes you slow down sometimes and appreciate the little things. There will be nights when you’re sitting on your couch and you’re with your beautiful wife, who you can’t believe married you and your beautiful baby who you feel endlessly grateful you were able to have ”
Yup, the home-life bliss trumps even his cool new show and growing fame, Fallon admits. “It really does.”
“So you’re sitting there with your wife and your baby and your smiling dog and you’re watching Real Housewives getting into fistfights on TV. And you go, ‘How great is my life?’ I’m so happy right now.”