Rita Wilson has made countless memorable red-carpet moments over the years. But the actress and singer experienced a very memorable fashion moment even before getting to the red carpet for her first time at the Oscars.
“They used to send a big stretch limousine for you, and they would fill it with a bottle of champagne,” she recalled. “So we were having a blast, drinking champagne, going to the Oscars, celebrating.”
Maybe they had a little too much champagne, because, as Rita said, “All of a sudden… I need to make a pit stop.
“I realize that my dress could not be scooped up,” she remembered. “It had to be unzipped. So we pull over into this little Mexican restaurant on Pico Boulevard, and I’m like, ‘Tom, you need to come with me.’”
Tom went with her to the bathroom, helped her unzip and rezip into her dress, and they left the bathroom together. Who knows what the customers were thinking they were up to in there!
Rita also chatted about producing the new film “A Man Called Otto,” starring her husband, and writing and recording a song for the film, “Til You’re Home.” She performed the song with Sebastián Yatra, famous for singing “Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto.”
Rita also has an album of duets, featuring artists like Josh Groban, Willie Nelson, and Smokey Robinson, who was particularly meaningful to Rita.
“We’ve been doing some shows together. Looking into his eyes, those crystal green aqua eyes, you cannot even believe it. He’s everything you want him to be,” she said of working with the music legend. “That was nerve-wracking to perform with him.”