Audra McDonald ‘Couldn’t Handle’ Meeting Beyoncé at the Beauty and the Beast Premiere: ‘I Was Just So Starstruck’

It’s official: even celebrities aren’t immune to Beyoncé‘s charms.

Beauty and the Beast star Audra McDonald – who voices Madame Garderobe – tells PEOPLE Now that she totally freaked out after spotting the singer at the film’s Hollywood premiere.

“I was headed out a certain exit and she was coming in, and I saw Blue Ivy , and I was like, ‘That’s Blue Ivy, maybe she’s here with’ – I thought it was her nanny,” explains McDonald, 46. “And I looked up and I went, ‘Queen!’ And then she said, ‘Nice to see you.’ And I went ‘Queen!’ ”

She continues, “I have never been goofier because I was just so starstruck.”

McDonald couldn’t even get any other words out, admitting she could only manage to say “Queen” to her “like three times.”

For more on Dan Stevens and Beauty and the Beast, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now. And check out Entertainment Weekly’s special edition The Ultimate Guide to Beauty and the Beast, on sale now.

“I’m a grownup, I’m 46. I’m a grownup, I should have been able to handle it,” she says. “But it’s Beyoncé and I couldn’t handle it. I’ve met presidents …read more


Source:: USA Culture News

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