Dot Cotton Actor June Brown Says Lady Gaga Invited Her To Go Clubbing
It can be quite satisfying when two celebrities you would never expect to meet each other cross paths. It's better still when they cross paths and get on really well.
A classic example occurred in 2013 when June Brown - who plays Dot Cotton/Branning in EastEnders - met Lady Gaga on The Graham Norton Show.
The pair got on like a house on fire and now June has revealed that the 'Poker Face' singer actually invited her to a nightclub after the show.
The 92-year-old actor told The Daily Star: "She was so funny, intelligent and down to earth, but when she went in front of the press, you could see her put the Gaga persona on.
"She saw me sitting on my own and came back, dropped the whole Gaga thing and invited me to a nightclub.
"Sadly I couldn't make it, but I thought what a charming and talented girl."
Couldn't make it?! It's not every day you get a chance to just dance/ride on a disco stick with Gaga.
While appearing on the show together, Gaga showered praise on June, who has been playing Dot Cotton for more than 30 years.
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The 33-year-old singer and actor said: "I am a really big fan of yours. You are so fabulously dressed. I am honoured to be sitting next to you.
"I want to drink from your cup to see what those genes are."
It's somewhat surprising really that June didn't decide to hit the town with Gaga. Earlier this month she revealed that she had no plans to give up booze and cigarettes, claiming the secret to a long life is doing 'what you damn well please'.
Speaking to The Mirror, she said: "I'm going to die of something fairly soon, so why not enjoy myself?
"I love red wine and also dark chocolate... and the Guinness helps me keep a bit of weight on. So I don't need to be careful about what I eat or drink.
"What's the point of counting how many cigarettes I smoke a day? I've been on them for over 70 years.
"I did try one of those new electronic cigarettes, but it was so heavy it kept falling out of my mouth - so that went in the bin."
Her advice may not be endorsed by health professionals, but by god it's refreshing, and at 92, who are we to tell her otherwise?
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