No one delivers a “how’s that?” like Patti LuPone.
While on the Tony Awards red carpet last weekend, the Broadway veteran delivered one of the night’s most succinctly biting series of remarks. If the following 12-second clip were a nominated production, it’d have walked away with a statuette for “Fire Emoji Personified.”
“Well, I hope he doesn’t, because I won’t perform if he does,” Lupone responded, curtly, her pursed lips and cheekbones blazing.
“Really?” the Variety reporter pushed, as if words were autonomously flowing from his mouth.
“Really,” Lupone countered, smiling through gritted teeth.
“Tell me why,” the reporter managed to sputter, his microphone ping-ponging between his chest and the seething face of THE Patti Lupone.
And then she did it.
“Because I hate the motherf**cker, how’s that?” Lupone declared, her dark lipstick giving each syllable slipping out an extra dose of “IDGAF.”