Reason 228: (After dating for a while when they were young) Emma Thompson dumped him for a mime artist.
“I should actually… If you don’t get embarrassed by me saying this, we actually stepped out briefly together as teenagers. Until she dumped me for a mime artist. I’m gonna say that again, she dumped me for a mime artist… No matter, no matter.”- Hugh Laurie
-Hugh Laurie: We, we had a… we had a relationship, we stepped out together.
Jay Leno: You stepped out! Is that like a relationship?
Hugh Laurie: Is very likely, it isn’t a relationship, but is like one.
Jay Leno: But you dated?
Hugh Laurie: Yeah, we dated, yeah.
Jay Leno: Was that… fun?
Hugh Laurie: It certainly had it’s moments…-
The Tonight show with Jay Leno : 11-06-2006