Leigh Sales first met Toni Collette 21 years ago. Last night, they reviewed the footage.

The movie that coined the phrase “You’re terrible, Muriel” also brought together two of our favourite women for the first time.

“I’ve got a confession to make to you,” our lady-crush journo extraordinaire Leigh Sales tells one of the nation’s most popular acting exports, Toni Collette.

“We have actually met once before.”

And so begins the 7.30 interview between the two 42-year-old women who met 21 years ago, in 1994, following the release of Aussie classic Muriel’s Wedding.

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Then 21-year-old Leigh Sales interviewed 21-year-old Toni Collette. She apologises for the haircut. Image via ABC.

After Toni sees a 21-year-old Leigh, she cries, “Look at you! How cute are we!”

“I apologise for inflicting that haircut of mine on you,” Leigh responds.

She then laments, “Listen to my voice, how dreadful.” (“It’s very serious journalism,” Toni mocks.)

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Leigh, then a cub reporter for Channel Nine, said she loved the film and apologised for asking the “dumbest questions in the world” – apparently Toni was very mature and graceful at the time.

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“Look at you!” Image via ABC.

But the best revelation? Toni still knows the choreography to the Waterloo dance 21 years later.

Let’s hope she pulls it out while doing the media rounds for her new film, also starring Drew Barrymore, Miss You Already.

Watch a snippet of the interview:

You can view the entire interview on the 7.30 website.

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