The Insurgent star's mom asked Willis how acting was going for him

By Alex Heigl
Updated March 04, 2015 09:35 AM
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Do your parents know any of your coworkers?

If you’re Ansel Elgort, the answer is “no.”

The Insurgent actor, 20, visited The Tonight Show Tuesday with an anecdote about his mom attending an Oscar party with him and being, well, less than starstruck when she met Bruce Willis.

“They were introduced and my mom said, ‘Oh, hi, what’s your name?’ ” Elgort told host Jimmy Fallon. “And he said, ‘I’m Bruce.’ ”

“And she said, ‘Oh, what do you do? Your wife’s a model.’ And he said, ‘I’m an actor,’ and she said, ‘Oh, my son’s an actor. How’s it going for you?’ ”

Willis hasn’t anchored two successful YA adaptations as Elgort has, but he’s still doing pretty well for himself. Maybe one day he’ll be in something Mama Elgort will see.

Catch Elgort in Insurgent, out March 20.