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Alan Cumming explains peanut picture: I had 'sudden overwhelming urge'

These days it seems like everyone is in on the "Throwback Thursday" trend online, and actor Alan Cumming is no exception.

The "Cabaret" actor recently tweeted a photo of himself on top of a pile of peanuts at Performa, a performance art festival, as a part of the throwback meme. 

So how did he end up there?

"This was a big pile of nuts that you would just eat, but I had the sudden overwhelming urge to just throw myself face-first into the nuts, and so I did," Cumming told TODAY.com.

Watch the video to find out more about Performa, and what sparked Cumming's irresistible urge.

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