Maggie Gyllenhaal says she grew up idolizing Madonna, so she was a little starstruck when she finally met her after being invited to one of her parties. Fortunately, the alcohol took the edge off the situation.
“She didn’t say hi, she just started dancing with me,” she told Ellen Degeneres on her show. “Luckily I had taken my shoes off and I kind of like… I was drunk enough that I just kind of danced with her. And I really did for like a minute and a half.
“Then she was beyond me. Way too good of a dancer and then my girls — two of my girlfriends had come with me — and they kind of like ran over. We were hyperventilating a little. And then I look up the stairs and she’s dancing with my husband. And my husband has like his tie undone and he’s completely handling it.”
Maggie recently attended the Academy Awards ceremony, with husband Peter Sarsgaard, where she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her part in Crazy Heart. It was at the after-party hosted by Demi Moore and Madge herself that she met Madonna. The party was reportedly the craziest in Hollywood and Madonna danced early into the morning with some of the biggest stars of the night.