This reminds me of a story I just covered on Beth Ostrosky, Howard Stern’s wife, going bed at 8 and waking up at 4 so that she can have the same schedule as Howard. In that story I mentioned my early schedule and how I love to wake up at the crack. Melissa was on Ellen, I covered her joint interview with co-star Richard E Grant here, and they talked about how Melissa learned she’d been nominated for an Academy Award. Melissa said she usually wakes up around 4:30 or 5 but on Oscar nomination day she slept in.
Like the old man that I am I’m up at 5, 4:45, 4:30 if I really want to be honest. For some reason it was 5:30, I was sound asleep which is already like ‘what’s happening’ and the phone rang and I’m like ‘is that the alarm.’
I answered is it like ‘is that the code for my parent’s house?’
I don’t know what happened I went into some vortex and woke up thinking my parents’ house alarm had gone off. When I realized what he was saying I was like ‘I don’t think that’s right.’
Unlike Gaga’s story of sleeping through the Oscar nominations I believe her. Her performance was so deserving, but I don’t think she expected to be nominated. I also usually wake up before 5 but sometimes on the weekends I’ll sleep until 5:30. This was a weekday though! Melissa cracked me up a few times in this interview when she was talking about her daughters, Georgie, 8, Vivian, 11. Her daughter Georgie is playing basketball and she’s become a sports mom yelling during games. She said “I’m yelling at an eight-year-old. I’ve got to walk it out.” Ellen told her she needed to do a movie about that and I agree.
Here’s the interview: