"Charlotte arrived, and I was totally starting to sweat. She said, ‘Now what are we going to do?' I said, ‘I'm going to show you what I'm going to wear.' So I went into the bedroom, and I came out in these silver underpants. And she said, ‘What the hell is that?' "

At this point, as Ms. Rampling howled, Mr. Teller said, he was having grave doubts about the rest of his plan. "I was smoking my cigarette, breaking out in a sweat. I said, ‘Well, I was just thinking I could kiss you and fondle your breasts.'

"She sat down and got herself a cigarillo. She didn't say anything. The whole room was quiet for what seemed like months. I was, like, Oh my God, that is the most stupid thing I've ever said, how stupid was that? She just dragged on the cigarillo and crossed her legs, and she said: ‘O.K., let's go. I'll tell you when to stop.' I thought, Oh my God, genius. I can't believe I'm getting away with it."

Mr. Teller paused. "So that was the ad."

This scene took place in a Paris hotel suite, and the crazy part is that Rampling, a friend of Teller's, didn't want to endorse anything so probably didn't even get paid. Hopefully she at least got some shoes out of it.