A lot of people get starstruck when they encounter a celebrity. There’s just something about stardom that gets them very excited and sometimes even blubber in joy!
Even celebs are in awe of others who are in show business, including singer Kelly Clarkson. During an interview with Ryan Seacrest on the Golden Globes red carpet the former American Idol star shrieked when she saw a famous face she really wanted to meet.
As Ryan was guiding Kelly down a set of steps following an interview, she screams,
That’s Meryl! That’s Meryl!
The E! news host is initially confused because he’s afraid Kelly stumbled on her dress and lost balance. He says:
My heart just dropped, I thought you tripped down the stairs.
But in fact, Kelly just saw an actress she absolutely loves. She stops talking to Ryan and just stares at Meryl before telling her from the top of the stairs:
Oh my God, can I meet you? I AM SUCH A FAN, I’ve adored you since I was like eight!
Ryan then guides Kelly to meet the star, who seems charmed by the encounter. She gives Kelly a kiss and then pats her on the cheek.
Later, Meryl is spotted holding Kelly’s hand. The encounter is very sweet and proves that even the super famous love meeting other celebrities!
Earlier in the week, Kelly participated in a Facebook Q&A with fans, and she revealed that Meryl Streep was one of the few stars she hoped to meet on the red carpet. According to Good Housekeeping, she also explained how the two of them have a little bit in common:
Meryl Streep has four children, and I have four children, and I think that’s cool. One of her daughters has the same birthday as one of my daughters, River. June 12! That sounds creepy … I hope she doesn’t run from me tomorrow! I just really love her. I feel like we can be friends.
Meryl was nominated for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture” – Drama for her work in The Post. While she didn’t win a Golden Globe for that particular role, she has previously won multiple globes for her work in films such as The Iron Lady and The Devil Wears Prada.
Clarkson and Keith Urban presented the award for “Best Original Song” and delighted the audience by singing the results. The winner was “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman.