Idina Menzel just can’t let Adele Dazeem go.
The singer, 50, spoke of the infamous moment John Travolta once again spoiled his name at the 2014 Oscars while discussing his new movie, “Cinderella.”
Travolta, 67, slaughtered the “Frozen” star’s name on stage when he introduced her as “Adele Dazeem” to the audience.
The very memorable incident has stayed with her ever since, and the Long Island native admitted her night was over within “eight seconds of screwing my name up.”
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“First off I felt really sorry for myself like Meryl Streep it’s my big break and he just screwed my name up,” she told James Corden in the “The Late Late Show” segment. “” Carpool Karaoke “.
“I had eight seconds to tell myself, first, I felt really sorry for myself,” Menzel added. “And then eight seconds, the band starts, I’m like, ‘Get a grip on yourself, stop worrying about him messing up your name, sing b-h!’ “
John Travolta (right) and Idina Menzel present onstage awards at the 87th Academy Awards on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.,
Her “Cinderella” co-stars, Billy Porter and Camila Cabello, were also in the car. The star of “Pose” then intervened: “Sing! And you did! I was looking. “
The ‘Rent’ performer continued, “I was so nervous, I had meditated on that moment, I was going to sing to my son to really bring perspective to everything and then it happened.
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“It’s the greatest thing that has ever happened,” she said. “He wrote so many cool emails and apologies. He’s so sweet. To compensate, he would fly anywhere at this point, he’s so sweet. ! ‘ “
The “Grease” actor apologized in a statement at the time, saying “I fought all day. Then I thought, what would Idina Menzel say? She would say, drop it, drop it! “
He continued, “Idina is incredibly talented and I’m so happy ‘Frozen’ won two Oscars on Sunday night! The Disney film won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards.
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However, Menzel’s time on “The Late Late Show” wasn’t the only time she spoke about the incident. In 2016, the Broadway star appeared on a panel at the Tribeca Film Festival, where she also exclaimed that the timing was “the best thing that has ever happened to me.”
“The honest truth? Just as it was happening, I was like, ‘What the hell did he just say?’ Menzel joked. “Iron yourself. You are so conceited and conceited. Go for it. Sing. Like, Meryl Streep is here. That’s all that happened, about eight seconds to get me back into the zone. “