Back in March, Ellen DeGeneres took the concept of tweeting to new heights when she posted what turned out to be a record-breaking “selfie” while at the 2014 Oscars with other A-list celebrities.
Not only was Ellen the first person ever to clock one million retweets, she also surpassed 1.3 million retweets in less than an hour with the “mega-selfie,” becoming famous overnight. With stars such as Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, and Kevin Spacey, it was obvious that such an image would garner significant interest.
On Monday afternoon’s edition of the much-loved Ellen DeGeneres Show, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Anna Kendrick stopped by for a chat. In true Ellen style, she recounted the story of that famous selfie, saying that she wanted to recreate it there and then.
“I brought my phone out because the selfie that we took at the Oscars, the whole idea was I was going to get a selfie with Meryl and everyone else jumped in,” DeGeneres shared. “Meryl was hardly in the selfie.”
In recounting the “mega-selfie,” Ellen joked with Meryl about the real photobomber of the picture, Bradley Cooper. “I know. Bradley Cooper! What a hog,” they joshed, adding, “I thought let’s try to do a selfie today with us and you’ll be featured more,” DeGeneres suggested.
The women spoke on the show about their latest film, Into the Woods, which almost didn’t happen for Emily Blunt, as she revealed, “I don’t like singing in front of people. I find it really frightening. I was reluctant to audition for it, but thrilled in the end that I did because it was amazing.”
But with some singing lessons and lots of love from her co-stars, Blunt overcame her fear and said it even moved her husband, John Krasinski, to tears, “He cried. He absolutely loved it.”