'The Firm' Star Josh Lucas Is Engaged, Thanks To A Run-In With A Mountain Lion

Josh Lucas arrives at the 'J. Edgar' opening night gala during AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, on November 3, 2011 Josh Lucas arrives at the 'J. Edgar' opening night gala during AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, on November 3, 2011

Josh Lucas nabbed the lead on NBC’s new drama, “The Firm,” and the actor recently revealed he’s set to take on yet another big role in his personal life – that of a husband!

The 40-year-old star confirmed the happy news to Jay Leno during an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Friday.

Josh kept most of the engagement details private – including the name of his now-fiancee – but explained how he came to realize she was “the one.”

While filming a low-budget film in Big Sur, Calif., the actor and his ladylove ended up staying in a run-down trailer (reportedly hailed as an “eco-retreat” by its owner), located on a hill requiring a 20-minute dirt road hike to reach it.

Following a long day of filming, Josh hiked up the hill in the wee hours of the morning, sans flashlight, and encountered a mountain lion – a danger his now-fiancee had warned him about (to no avail) the day before.

When he got back to his girlfriend, Josh said he realized he’d found his match in love.

“I decided in that moment, truly in that moment, that this woman was the woman for me,” he told Jay, of when he returned to the trailer following the close-call with the beast.

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Josh is not the only star getting ready to take the plunge – Drew Barrymore recently became engaged to Will Kopelman, while Justin Timberlake is rumored to have popped the question to longtime girlfriend Jessica Biel.

“The Firm,” which also stars Juliette Lewis, has its two-hour premiere on Sunday at 9 PM EST/PST on NBC, before moving to its regular timeslot – Thursdays at 10 PM.

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