Although as the outlet noted, the pair first technically got to know each other on the set of Midnight In The Switchgrass back in 2020, Fox says she and Kelly briefly crossed paths a year earlier in 2019 while attending a GQ party in Los Angeles. Although they told the publication that they don't recall seeing each other's faces --or, as the Jennifer's Body actress put it “I definitely would have remembered his face,” the encounter left quite the impression.
‘I just remember this tall, blond, ghostly creature and I looked up and I was like, ‘You smell like weed,'" she said. “He looked down at me and he was like, ‘I am weed.’ Then, I swear to God, he disappeared like a ninja in a smoke bomb.'” she continued, making everyone reading the article wonder if she actually ran into MGK or just a really stoned, bleached-blonde version of Groot.
While most may chalk this up to a strange, one-off instance, or perhaps Kelly trying to impress his future girlfriend with his best David Copperfield impression, Fox says she has a theory surrounding the short-lived encounter, the … mystical forces of the universe?
“I think we weren’t allowed to see each other yet,” she explained. “We weren’t supposed to run into each other that night, so our souls, our spirit guides, were luring us away from each other, because you literally had no face, like that thing from Spirited Away. It is hard to see his face in general, but really he had no face that night,” she said, singlehandedly inventing the second most romantic line in all of pop culture history.