Kelly Clarkson Totally Fangirls Over Meryl Streep on Golden Globes Red Carpet: 'Can I Meet You?'
Kelly Clarkson asked Meryl Streep, "Can I meet you?! I’ve adored you since I was like 8," on the Golden Globes red carpet
The original American Idol winner was wrapping up her interview with Ryan Seacrest at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards — her first time at the show — when she spotted Streep on the red carpet as the host helped her down the stairs.
“Oh my God!” the singer screamed as she turned around, causing Seacrest to momentarily think she tripped before she added, “That’s Meryl!”
Seacrest made a quick introduction before Clarkson asked, “Can I meet you?! I’ve adored you since I was like 8.”
Streep gave Clarkson a kiss on the cheek as they embraced, then the The Post star introduced her date for the night, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of the Caring Across Generations Campaign, Ai-jen Poo.
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Their fierce circle also included Michelle Williams, nominated for her role in All the Money in the World, and Tarana Burke, the gender and racial justice advocate who serves as senior director at Girls For Gender Equity and is the founder of the “#MeToo” movement.
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Even Seacrest had a laugh over the encounter, tweeting a photo with the caption, “That moment when @Kelly_Clarkson sees Meryl Streep and freaks out. Good to see you KC :).”
The 75th annual Golden Globes are presented live at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday. The show airs at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.