EastEnders star June Brown has been remembered for her “iconic” first meeting with singer Lady Gaga following news of her death.
The veteran actress, who played fan favorite Dot Cotton on the BBC soap, died at her home on Sunday aged 95.
Brown’s 35-year Albert Square run began in 1985 before leaving the show in 2020.
Amidst the memories of her screen talent, what’s memorable is the moment she met Gaga on The Graham Norton Show in 2013.
After making a big appearance on the chat show, sporting a fur-trimmed coat and an e-cigarette between her fingers, Brown soon hit it off with the American singer-songwriter.
Lady Gaga said: “I’m actually a very big fan of yours. You are so fabulously dressed and I am so honored to sit next to you.”
After finding out the actress lived to be 87, Gaga took a sip of Brown’s wine and added, “I just want to take a sip from your cup, I want to know what those genes are.”
When host Norton later interrupted a conversation Brown was having with actor Jude Law on the sofa, Gaga said, “Leave her alone, she’s a star!”
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The singer also began tailoring Brown’s outfit on the show after discovering it was loose.
At the end of the interview, the two started chatting before Law said, “This is a match made in heaven.”
After asking Gaga to perform at the end of the show, Norton added, “I feel bad because I have to break up you two.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/june-brown-and-lady-gagas-iconic-first-encounter-remembered-41519948.html Memories of June Brown and Lady Gaga’s ‘iconic’ first meeting