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

April 28, 2014 at 10:10 AM ET

Video: In this episode of Behind the Tweet, "Cabaret" star Alan Cumming explains his recent run-in with lots and lots of peanuts.

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.

Want the story behind other celebs' 140-character messages? Go "Behind the Tweet" with more TODAY guests here.

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