Idina Menzel Handles Wardrobe Malfunction Like A Pro [Video]
The term wardrobe malfunction has been dreaded since 2004 when it was coined after Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl incident with Justin Timberlake. That said, there seems to be only one performer who can have a wardrobe malfunction and live to tell the story completely unscathed, and that woman is none other than Idina Menzel, or as John Travolta likes to call her, Adele Dazeem.
The wardrobe malfunction happened during a sold out concert in Radio City Music Hall. It was a rare event to begin with, as Idina Menzel is currently on Broadway with “If/Then.” Menzel’s concert was a nice break for the performer, and one that was welcomed by her legions of fans.
Like anyone that has suffered a wardrobe malfunction or a nip slip, it came as a huge surprise when it happened, but amazingly Idina never lost her cool, in fact she proved just why she’s one of the coolest and most revered star’s of her generation.
Funny enough Menzel’s malfunction happened during her Rent tune “Take Me Or Leave Me,” which is pretty much her character’s swan song. It’s a song that has been played over and over again but her staple original version has paved the way for the larger than life covers that followed. For Menzel she pretty much reinvented the song during her Radio City Music Hall when she was tipped off that her leather bra top was sliding up her chest.
“What? My boob’s coming out?” She asked the audience before getting help from a crew member. Instead of making a big thing out of it Menzel simply put, “These divas need their stage!” Making that line even more memorable than before. She waited a beat before hilariously declaring, “Well, f**k it! They’re real.”
Idina’s sense of humor has helped her get out of plenty of otherwise awkward situations. When it came to her new moniker mistakenly given to her by a very confused John Travolta, Menzel said the odd moment took her by surprise for eight seconds.
Menzel told Today’s Savannah Guthrie:
“It threw me for like eight seconds because I had done this whole preparation to make sure I really was in my body and didn’t get too nervous, and let Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep sitting there make me so nervous. So I was picturing my son Walker and singing it to him like we do in the bathtub and make sure I breathe — and then [Travolta] said my name like that and I was like, ‘Did that just happen?” Then the orchestra started and then for eight seconds, I said, ‘Get your s–t together!”
Check out Idina Menzel’s hilarious quip below:
[Image via Columbia Pictures]