Talk about Three’s Company.
Suzanne Somers, who starred in the sitcom of the same name from 1977 to 1984, on Friday found herself face to face with an intruder at her California home — while she was doing a live stream on Facebook. What’s more, the New York Post reported the man was “nearly naked.”
But the 74-year-old actress is one cool customer. She calmly told the intruder “you don’t scare me.”
Somers was just beginning a live demonstration for her organic makeup line, filming outside her Palm Springs property. In a clip of the incident, Somers turns and asks her producer husband, Alan Hamel, “Is somebody here?”
Hamel says it’s just a frog, but Somers says, “I just heard a person.”
Somers told the Post she was expecting dinner guests on Friday night after the Facebook Live session and assumed they’d arrived early.
In the video, she says, “Are you here?” A man who never appears in the shot answers, saying, “I’m here.” Somers calmly says, “Well, c’mere.”
Then she realizes it’s not her friends.
“Who are you?” Somers says.
“I’m Eric Carpenter,” the man says. “Have you heard of me?”
“No,” Somers answers, then asks, “How did you get here?”
The man, who sounds as if he’s slurring his words, says, “a friend led me up this hill, and then I came down.”
He also tells her, “I was slightly terrified over there for a second,” and when Somers asks why, he says, “there were ghosts following me.”
Somers calmly says, “Oh, OK, you shouldn’t be here. But anyway, you don’t scare me.”
The actress, who has been turned to her left, then looks into the camera with wide eyes before turning back.
The man then says, “I’ve seen pictures of this house before…I didn’t realize this was a property… I apologize.”
When Somers says, “I am doing a show here,” the man tells her, “I do a show everywhere, all day long.”
Somers then tells him, “I’m not used to people being on our property. So can you go home? You seem like a very nice person, but you shouldn’t be here.”
She then turns again to the camera and makes a face like, “Can you believe this?”
She finally has her husband and others help escort the intruder off the property, ending the harrowing visit.
“I’m going to call the police now. What a way to end the show. You learned all about makeup, and how to contour, but I need to go,” Somers says in the video.
Somers also told the Post “when he came closer, he barely had any clothes on.” The man was wearing, “flip flops or a bathing suit, or a bikini,” she said.
“She added of her comedic turn to the camera during the drama: ‘I had a few hundred thousand people watching, and I wanted to keep them calm.'”