Ok, the Cinderella movie's latest promotional tour was a little bit cringey at times. But it is nothing compared to the moment John Travolta totally messed up Idina's name at 2014 Academy Awards.
Yes, that is what we all remember. It was 10,000 years ago.
It was a great moment again when Menzel was reunited with her Cinderella costars, James Corden, Billy Porter, and Camilla Cabello, for a Carpool Karaoke session.
Menzel said, "First, I felt really sorry about myself, like Meryl Steep's out here, this is my major break and he just ****ed my name up." "I was so nervous. I had meditated on the moment. I was going to sing to my son in order to put everything into perspective. But then, that happened, and it was all gone!"
Corden then asks Menzel retrospectively how she feels now. Menzel quickly replies, "It was one of the best things that has ever happened to me."
Menzel was an already well-known and Wickedly talented Broadway star. After the Travolta gaffe became viral, Menzel's name (well, both versions) was all that was being talked about the next day. It even led to a skit between Menzel and Travolta at 2015 Oscars. Travolta joked about it even at the 2019 VMAs.
What has Travolta's private response to Menzel since the incident?
Menzel stated that Menzel had written many nice, apologetic emails and sent flowers. He was so kind, and would fly anywhere to make up for it." "I always say, "No worries, it was the greatest thing that ever happened!"