Lena Waithe was guest hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night and got more than a little help from Halle Berry.
Help in the form of a kiss.
During the Masters of None star’s monologue, she received a surprise visit from Halle Berry, who gave her more than just a pep talk. “Baby, what can I do for you?” Berry asked Waithe.
“I need some inspiration. Like that Oscars speech you gave, that got me hyped,” Waithe answered, referencing Berry’s acceptance speech at the 2002 Academy Awards. “I need you to give me some of that Halle Berry juice.”
The 52-year-old actress did just that! “Lena, you know I know you, right? We’ve worked together. So I know that you are a force of nature. You are a beautiful African American queen,” she exclaimed. “…Lena, tonight you are a writer, an actor, a producer and tonight you are a late-night comedian. You about to slay this show!”
Berry quipped, “And you are already winning, girl, because you are dressed way better than Jimmy ever was.”
After her inspiring words, the John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum star asked Waithe, “Now, you good or do you need something else?”
Waithe said that the pep talk worked, but Berry had something else in mind. “No, I think you need something else,” she proclaimed before planting a big kiss on the 35-year-old star.
After their smooch, Berry announced, “Now you’re good!”
Watch the clip below. Fast-forward to the 6:34 mark for the kiss.