Appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Tessa Thompson said that she was hit by a "monster truck" on New Year's Eve.
Thompson said she was driving to a remote cabin when she got hit by "as 'monster' as a truck could be" on the highway.
However, Thompson said car accidents are her "birthright" after being born and raised in Los Angeles, and said this "was a pleasant one" after the driver was "very lovely."
Thompson added: "The only way to end this year would be to get into a car accident."
Tessa Thompson has said that she was hit by a monster truck on New Year's Eve.
The "Thor: Ragnarok" actress appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on January 7, and told Kimmel that she was planning to spend New Year's Eve driving to visit a friend.
"I drove up a mountain to go to a cabin and I thought, this will be totally safe because I won't see anybody," Thompson said. However, things didn't quite go as planned.
"But I got into a car accident, so I did have a socially distanced interaction. I got hit by a big 'monster truck' on the highway," the "Westworld" actress said.
Kimmel said that it surely wasn't an actual monster truck, to which Thompson, who was promoting her new movie "Sylvie's Love," said it was "as 'monster' as a truck could be, driving with a regular commercial license."
"I got hit, but I'm safe, obviously, and actually, the driver was very lovely in the end," Thompson said.
Thompson added that she is used to car accidents because she was born and raised in Los Angeles, but that this accident in particular, fortunately, wasn't necessarily a bad experience. Instead, she described this accident as "a pleasant one."
"After this year, there's such gratitude at being alive it was sort of the sweetest, loveliest accident of all the ones I've had. And also it makes total sense. The only way to end this year would be to get into a car accident," she said.
The actress also told Kimmel that she flies off to Australia on Monday, January 11 to start filming "Thor: Love and Thunder," reprising her role as Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after debuting the role in "Thor: Ragnarok."
Thompson explained that she'll be spending two weeks in quarantine when she first lands in Australia but after that, things would be "somewhat normal" and described it as an "alternate universe" compared to Los Angeles, which has seen a 905% increase in COVID-19 cases since November.
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