Sun. Jan 29th, 2023

Golden Globes pianist Chloe Flower desires to make one factor tremendous clear: She was not taking part in music over the winners’ speeches on the 2023 Golden Globes. She additionally tells The Hollywood Reporter that she cleared the air with Michelle Yeoh, who had joked “I can beat you up” when music performed throughout her acceptance speech.

“I’m feeling nice,” says Flower the next day. “I noticed Michelle, and she or he embraced me. She reached out and grabbed my hand, and I used to be like, ‘I might by no means play throughout your speech.’ We talked for a minute, so it was very nice.”

Yeoh, 60, received greatest efficiency by an actress in a musical or comedy for her efficiency in Every thing All over the place All At As soon as. Because the piano began to play to usher Yeoh off the stage, the actress joked: “Shut up, please. I can beat you up.” 

“It’s actually essential for Asian ladies — particularly Asian ladies as we speak, particularly in Hollywood – [to unite]. I’m up and coming. She’s vastly established. I’m an enormous fan of Michelle Yeoh,” provides Flower, who says she shares the identical make-up artist with the actress. “I didn’t know [Michelle] was coming and once I noticed that she was there, I used to be on the piano in actual time. I used to be like, ‘Oh my God, she’s right here.’ When that occurred, I used to be so rattled as a result of I used to be like, ‘Oh my God, I like her. I don’t need her to assume that I’m performing throughout her speech.’ I might by no means try this.”

Social media erupted Tuesday night time as piano music cued for a majority of the winners’ speeches. That’s typical at awards exhibits, however there often isn’t a pianist subsequent to the stage to level the blame.

“It was positively a irritating second, however I wasn’t taking part in, so there’s nothing else I can actually do or say. I used to be there to signify iconic film and TV movie scores. I prepped for therefore lengthy. I canceled my vacation in order that I might prep,” Flower says. “That’s another person doing that. I’ve no management. That’s not something that they mentioned with me or was mentioned with me in any respect as a result of that’s past my position.”

Flower mentioned that winners needed to stroll previous her to take portraits following their speeches, and she or he stopped every one to elucidate she was not taking part in music over their phrases. The classically educated musician, 37, mentioned she spoke to Austin Butler, who received greatest actor in a drama for Elvis, and who had joked throughout his speech as music performed: “You possibly can not less than play ‘Suspicious Minds’ or one thing.”

“I don’t know if [Austin] remembered me, however [singer-songwriter] Babyface is my mentor. I’d truly met [Austin] when he was I feel he 16 and in Babyface’s studio, working with Babyface or one other author, and we sat collectively. I used to be like, ‘You’re so gifted.’ I’ve by no means forgotten him after that,” Flower mentioned.

“I positively reached out to him and I mentioned, ‘I used to be not taking part in throughout your playoff,’” she continued. “He was like, ‘Actually?’ He’s like, ‘Sorry. Thanks.’ All people was good. They’re all artists and I feel they simply need their moments to say thanks, they usually don’t need to be reduce off. I feel within the second, they’re probably not interested by me. They’re not interested by the producers, they’re simply interested by, ‘Why is somebody slicing me off?’ I didn’t really feel prefer it was essentially directed at me, if that is sensible, regardless that it was at me.”

The Korean-American artist mentioned producers did apologize to her throughout the telecast, and she or he appreciated host Jerrod Carmichael clearing the air throughout the reside present.

“[The producers] have been so apologetic and so good, they usually have been coming as much as me on the piano. They’re like, ‘We’re going to repair this,’” she mentioned. “I handed Jerrod within the hallway throughout my third outfit change, and he grabbed me and he hugged me and he talked to me for not less than 5 minutes. He was like, ‘I’m going to repair this. I’m going to say one thing.’ I didn’t know he was going to say one thing reside on tv.” 

Flower not too long ago launched the tune “Golden Hour,” which was impressed by her Golden Globes look. She has carried out reside alongside rap heavyweights Cardi B and Meek Mill and has produced and composed for acts together with Celine Dion, Nas, Johnny Mathis, 2 Chainz, Swae Lee and extra. She scored the Misty Copeland documentary A Ballerina’s Story and Kevin Hart’s Hart to Hart.

She mentioned her subsequent objective is to carry out piano whereas pop star Lizzo performs the flute. Flower says she spoke to Lizzo’s workforce concerning the potential collaboration.

“I feel that might be cool. Piano and flute with a little bit beat beneath,” she mentioned. “I like Lizzo and I like her flute and I like how she’s additionally bringing instrumental music into widespread tradition. That helps music training, which is my final objective.”

(The HFPA, which presents the Golden Globes, is owned by Eldridge Industries. The Hollywood Reporter is owned by PME Holdings, LLC, a three way partnership between Penske Media Company and Eldridge.)

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