Can you find someone who is not impressed by the 32-year-old actress Gal Gadot, who is also a wonder woman in real life? It’s more than obvious that 35-year-old American Idol star and singer Kelly Clarkson adores her. She has a total girl crush on her and is not afraid to admit it. While being honored for her work with XQ Institute at Variety‘s Power of Women event, the singer gushed about the Wonder Woman actress on stage.
Gadot is primarily known for her role as Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, and people are in love with everything about her. At the above-mentioned event, Kelly was distracted by Gadot, who was sitting near the front, and she told the crowd she is really nervous.
“I am excited … I just saw her. I can’t. She’s Wonder Woman!” said Clarkson. The mom of two was so nervous about the actress. “I feel like that’s what we were meant to look like.”
Clarkson said the actress’s portrayal of the superhero was especially meaningful to her because of her daughter River. In her emotional speech, she explained why.
“The story of Belle [and] the Beast is a little scary. She was in a dungeon, trapped, and they fell in love. Aurora, she just slept it out! But [my daughter] loves Wonder Woman. She’s 3. I probably shouldn’t show it to her. I know I’m being judged, [but] all the grown-up stuff goes over her head,” said Clarkson. “It’s nice to have this bold, female figure for your girl.”
“Once she saw the little girl in Wonder Woman defend herself and all that she loved, she started acting it out, and I couldn’t have been more proud,” she added. “You’re a little proud ’cause you’re like, ‘Aw, you’re cute in the Belle dress.’ But you’re more proud when she’s like [fighting evil].”
The American Idol star also watched Gadot’s appearance on The Tonight Show, and “I was like, ‘You know what? Screw you! Bitch got it all,’” she said. This caused the room to burst into laughter. “[She’s] awesome at everything and she’s so funny. I was like ‘Ugh,’ but I love you. I can’t believe I’m looking at you.”
Blake Shelton, who is Kelly’s longtime friend, introduced her at the event.
“I know what she’s like as a coach because, years ago, I think seven to eight years ago, she has a huge hit in country music with Jason Aldean called “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” he told the audience.
Shelton often invited Clarkson to sing the duet with him as a surprise for his fans when he was on tour. He returned the favor when he attended one of her shows at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“I came out and sang with her that night and hung out after the show. I said, ‘What do you think? That was cool, right?’ And she says, ‘Well, you know.’ I mean, I’m a limited singer at best, but I thought I was hitting the notes, and she goes, ‘I want you to sing the song like we did f—ing!’ And I think that’s probably how she’d approach coaching.”
Kelly went out on stage only to inform the crowd that “there are explanations!” for Shelton’s story.
“I mean, I’m just saying when you’re singing a ballad, even with Jason, like we’d be on an award show singing a song … ‘Can you pretend you want to woo? Can you pretend to look at me and be like ‘Yes!’ But no, I literally did say that, but I said it because every time he did it, I was like, ‘Does he like this song? Does he wanna sing with me?’”
Isn’t she awesome?
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