“The truth is I was expected backstage, and it was getting very close to the time I was supposed to go on, and suddenly a page — an assistant — grabbed me and said, ‘You’re on in a minute and 15 seconds,” John said. “Later, I found out that my real page was stuck in an elevator, and the backup page [was] in a rush to get me, but as I run backstage I run into Goldie Hawn. Now Goldie Hawn is charismatic, beautiful, sexy, got the amazing thing [points to lips], and I was star struck. I’m star struck hugging and loving her up, forgetting that I have to go and do this bit… ”
John then added that he was told Idina‘s name would be spelled phonetically on the prompter.
“I said, ‘Hmmm?’ In my mind, I’m going, ‘What? What is that name? I don’t know that name!’ and it was phonetic spelling, but I didn’t rehearse it that way,” he said.
John Travolta Explains Idina Menzel Moment
FYI: Idina is wearing a Theia gown and Brian Atwood shoes.
The 61-year-old actor will be presenting an award on stage tonight. We’re glad to see there’s no hard feelings after John butchered Idina Menzel‘s name last year, calling her “Adele Dazeem” before her “Let It Go” performance.
Make sure to watch the 2015 Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, airing TONIGHT at 8:30pm ET on ABC!
FYI: Kelly is wearing a custom Gustavo Cadile gown.
The Academy has just announced several new presenters for the 2015 Oscars and it’s a star studded list – notably including John Travolta!
The 60-year-old actor had a very unfortunate snafu at last year’s Oscars when he introduced Idina Menzel‘s song “Let It Go” from Frozen. Well, he ended up pronouncing her name “Adele Dazeem.” We’re glad he’s been invited back and it’s all water under the bridge!