Mark Ronson crashes 'Good Morning Britain' interview with his Oscar

Katie Archer
Contributor
(ITV)

Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid got an Oscar winner interview they hadn’t bargained for when Mark Ronson stumbled onto the Good Morning Britain set clutching his trophy.

The producer, DJ and musician was riding high on an Academy Awards win for best original song, which he picked up for Shallow with Lady Gaga, when he saw an opportunity for another on-screen moment.

GMB hosts Morgan and Reid had been chatting to actor Elliott Gould, perhaps best known for his roles as Monica and Ross’s dad in Friends and Trapper John McIntrye in M*A*S*H, when Ronson suddenly appeared in front of them.

He explained: “I was actually just coming to pick up my girlfriend, but then someone was like ‘they’re filming Good Morning Britain‘.”


The ITV breakfast news show were broadcasting from the aftermath of the Oscars ceremony in Hollywood, so they must have been pleased to have their set crashed by an actual winner – particularly as the interview with Gould was becoming increasingly awkward with one word answers to their questions.


Ronson said: “This is rarefied. The Grammys are really the epitome for music, so this seems like something from another universe and it’s nothing I would have been upset about if I never came across, but to have it is really special.”

Gould, who was looking bemused by what was going on, let slip that he had no idea who Ronson was by asking: “What does it say at the base?”

Ronson pointed out the trophy’s inscription and said: “It says, like, for Shallow, because I co-wrote it…”


Musician Ronson was much more complimentary of Gould, telling him that the 1969 film Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, for which he got a supporting actor nomination, was one of his favourite films and called him “a legend”.

But the surprise interview got even more awkward when Reid decided that the microphone Ronson was holding was not doing a good enough job and cosied up to him to share her own microphone.

Ronson said: “Should I not hold this, do I look ridiculous? Considering my day job is putting microphones in front of people, I do feel a bit stupid, but alright, cool.”

His song ‘Shallow’, which he co-wrote with Lady Gaga, won best original song for the film A Star is Born, which Gaga and co-star Bradley Cooper performed at the ceremony.


 

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