Of course, this isn’t exactly the way the 48-year-old Showgirls star remembered things going down. “No, no, no! Superstitious, or you like that side?” she playfully fired back. She added, “No, we didn’t get into like a real fight. It was our playful banter, but like brother-sister.”

Mario was quick to agree. “No, we’re always laughing and teasing each other,” he replied.

In other words, we’re relieved they were able to handle the situation maturely and that their reactions wouldn’t have gotten them sent to Principal Belding’s office. And may this serve as a lesson for the rest of us: Always work out who will stand on the left side before you show up to present the award. 

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