12/21/2012 03:27 am ET Updated Dec 21, 2012

Rita Wilson Mistook Conan O'Brien For Her Ex-Boyfriend On A Beach Last Summer (VIDEO)

Conan O'Brien likes to make comedy about how distinctive he looks. And yet, he wasn't so unique in appearance when his friend Rita Wilson ran into him on the beach this past summer. Wilson was on "Conan" where she shared the embarrassing story.

Seeing O'Brien, Wilson called out the name of her ex-boyfriend. When O'Brien turned around to clarify for her that he wasn't the guy she was thinking of, she still didn't buy it.

"I said, 'Excuse me, what’s your name?' And you said, 'Conan.' And I went, nah, that’s not my ex," Wilson recalled. "And I still didn't recognize you."

"Now here’s the thing: Rita and I have known each other a really long time," O'Brien added. He must look really different under the bright sun of the California beaches.

Wilson also talked about her trepidation in joining the racy HBO series "Girls" for its second season. She'll be playing Marnie's mother. Us Weekly reports that a "no nudity" clause was enough to calm her nerves about appearing on the series.

Catch "Conan" every weeknight at 11 p.m. EST on TBS.

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