‘I was giving her the elbow!’ Alison Hammond awkwardly greets Lady Gaga before squealing with joy as she realises they can hug
She’s often sent to interview A-list movie stars.
And on Friday morning’s This Morning Alison Hammond, 45, shared a teaser clip of her recent interview with Lady Gaga, 35, which will air in full on the daytime chat show next week.
In the short footage of the pair meeting, the presenter awkwardly touches elbows with the Just Dance hitmaker, before squealing with joy as she realises they can embrace because they’ve both tested negative for Covid-19.
Teaser: On Friday morning’s This Morning Alison Hammond, 45, shared a teaser clip of her recent interview with Lady Gaga, 35, which will air in full on the daytime chat show next week
‘Welcome, Lady Gaga. It’s so lovely to meet you!’ gushed Alison, who put her elbows forward to greet the superstar singer in a Covid-safe way.
Gaga told her: ‘Aww I’ve love to hug you!!’ with Alison admitting: ‘Oh, I’d love to hug you too,’ which triggered Lady Gaga to reach out and embrace the presenter.
‘Oh my God, I got a hug!’ squealed Alison, with Gaga reassuring her: ‘Of course you do!’
As the singer sat down, Alison gushed: ‘How are you darling? It’s so lovely to meet you. You look beautiful.’
Awkward: In the short footage of the pair meeting, the presenter awkwardly touches elbows with the Just Dance hitmaker
Excited: Alison then squeals with joy as she realises they can embrace because they’ve both tested negative for Covid-19
Alison then explained to Dermot: ‘I was really shocked because obviously we’d all been tested and I didn’t know she was gonna go in for a hug. I was giving her the elbow!’
The interaction comes after Lady Gaga revealed that she felt ‘no pressure’ in living up to the hype when choosing to act in House of Gucci.
The actress – who earned critical acclaim for her debut film role in A Star is Born – admitted: ‘I didn’t feel the pressure at all. I only work on things I believe in,’ when discussing her role as Patrizia Reggiani in the biographical crime drama.
Appearing on Thursday’s The Graham Norton Show, Gaga said: ‘I read the script and thought it really fascinating and interesting and then I met Ridley Scott and I was so excited to work with [co-star] Adam [Driver].’
A hug! ‘Oh my God, I got a hug!’ squealed Alison, with Gaga reassuring her: ‘Of course you do!’
The Bad Romance singer worked with big-name stars in House of Gucci, including Al Pacino, and admitted to host Graham that the experience was a rollercoaster of emotions.
‘It was terrifying, exciting, amazing, it’s Al Pacino! He entirely transformed the landscape of acting in cinema and I have admired him for a long time,’ she said.
The role also required Lady Gaga to speak in an Italian accent, and proving just how dedicated she was, she stayed in the accent for ‘the whole of filming’.
‘I started in the voice six months before we started shooting and I stayed in it for the whole of filming, which I am sure was super annoying for Adam. For me I thought it was harder to go in and out, so I stayed in character,’ she said.
Focus: Lady Gaga’s new film House Of Gucci follows the 1995 murder of Maurizio Gucci, the head of the fashion house Gucci, by his ex-wife Patrizia (played by Lady Gaga)