Robbie Williams got a chance to meet music legend Barbra Streisand while on vacation – but admits the two don’t know who the other is!
The singers were introduced by mutual friends while on vacation in Tahiti.
But former “Take That” star Robbie, 48, and Barbara, 80, didn’t realize the other was famous.
Awkward! Former “Take That” star Robbie, 48, and showbiz legend Barbara, 80, didn’t realize each other was famous
The Let Me Treat You star made Barbara be considered a “good old lady,” while the Funny Girl actress thought Robbie was a footballer.
He revealed the embarrassing encounter yesterday on Scott Mills and Chris Stark’s final BBC Radio 5 Saturday Morning show.
Robbie told them: “It’s like ‘Hi, I’m John’, ‘Hi, I’m Rob’, ‘Hi, I’m Steve’ – ‘Hi, Steve’, ‘Hi, I’m Bar Barbara’ – ‘Hello Barbara, nice to meet you’.
‘Nice old lady. Then I sat down next to Barbara. It’s Barbra Streisand. I was like, ‘Oh, ah’.
oops!The Let Me Treat You star made Barbara be considered a ‘nice old lady’ while the Funny Girls actress thought Robbie was a footballer on vacation in Tahiti
After he realizes it, he discovers that Barbara still doesn’t know who he is.
When the group mingled, Robbie took part in the Soccer Aid, an annual charity football game, leading Barbara to believe he was a footballer.
He recalled: “People were talking about football aid and she just assumed I played football.
‘ And then I was like ‘oh no, no, no, I’m a singer’.
“She said, ‘This is fine’.”
Despite Robbie being a music legend in his own right, it’s odd that Robbie couldn’t recognize Barbara.
own goals!Barbara misheard talk about Robbie Williams’ involvement in Football Aid and thinks he’s an athlete
Great is a star of stage and screen, and a world-class singer, including in the 1968 musical classic “Funny Girls.” She has won an Oscar five times.
She won eight Grammys during a stellar career and amassed a fortune of up to $400 million.
While Robbie rose to fame on Take That before becoming a solo artist in the nineties, he is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with hits including Angels and Let me Entertain You.
Robbie is married to wife Idafield, with whom they have four children; Theodora ‘Teddy’, nine, Charlton ‘Charlie’, seven, Colette ‘Coco’, three, and Beau, two.
Robbie’s schedule looks set to get even busier in the near future as his new album XXV will be released on September 9 and a biopic about his life is currently filming in Australia.
The biopic, titled Better Man, will follow his incredible rise to fame, from the heartbeat of a boy band to a stadium superstar.
Production has begun on the big-budget film, dubbed “musical fantasy”, which is being produced in Melbourne by Australian filmmaker Michael Gracie, who directed the box-office hit The Greatest Showman.
British actor Jonno Davies, 29, best known for the Amazon Prime series The Hunter, will play a young Robbie.
Other cast members include Australian actors Kate Mulvaney (The Great Gatsby), Damon Herriman (Mr. InBetween) and filmmaker and actor Anthony Hayes, whose feature film Gold is currently It’s airing on Stan.
In 2006, Robbie entered the Guinness Book of World Records after selling 1.6 million concert tickets in a single day.
Iconic: Robbie rose to fame with Take That, reaching 12 number one singles and eight number one albums on the UK Singles Chart (1994)