Thursday 14 December 2017

John Travolta offers odd explanation for why he mispronounced Idina Menzel's name at last year's Oscars

He goes for it
He goes for it
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

It has been a whole year since John Travolta mispronounced Frozen's 'Let It Go' singer Idina Menzel as 'Adele Nazeem' at the Oscars.

But it's only now that the Saturday Night Fever star has ventured to offer an explanation for the gaffe publicly (although he did apologise and send flowers to Menzel).

The explanation, however, is an odd one.

Speaking to Jimmy Kimmel, he blamed Goldie Hawn for the whole sorry episode, because Goldie is such a distractingly good-looking lady.

“The truth is, I was expected backstage and it was getting very close to the time I was supposed to go on," he said.

“And suddenly a page grabbed me out of my seat and said, ‘you’re on in a minute’. I said ‘really… what happened to 15 minutes?’

“Well later, I found out that my actual page got stuck in an elevator and couldn’t communicate to anybody, so then the back-up page came and rushed to get me.

“But as I ran backstage, I ran into Goldie Hawn. Now, Goldie Hawn is charismatic, sexy, beautiful… and I was starstruck! And they said, ‘Youre on’.”

Travolta appeared to make fun of the whole thing as he caressed Idina's face at this year's Oscars.  At least that's what we think was happening.

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