Idina Menzel and John Travolta (with wife Kelly Preston) walk the red carpet at the Vanity Fair party following the 2015 Academy Awards at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday night (February 22) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
John made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live that night and finally explained why he called Idina the made up name of Adele Dazeem during last year’s show.
“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.