"Diary of a Teenage Girl" Star Bel Powley Had an Entire Broadway Theater Sing Her Happy Birthday

Bel Powley celebrated her 19th birthday while performing a play on Broadway. Thanks to her castmate Billy Crudup, an entire theater of people joined the party.

Released on 3/7/2016

Credits

Starring: Bel Powley

Transcript

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[Lynn] What was your favorite birthday?
00:02
My favorite birthday?
00:03
[Lynn] Yeah
00:04
You mean my birthday right?
00:05
[Lynn] Yeah, yeah, yeah.
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(laughter)
00:14
Oh! My favorite birthday
00:16
was the first time I ever worked in New York.
00:20
I was 18, I was doing a Tom Stoppard play on Broadway
00:24
called Arcadia, and
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it was my 19th birthday and during the curtain call
00:31
Billy Crudup, who was in the play with us,
00:33
stopped the curtain call and told the whole audience
00:36
of 1500 people that it was my birthday,
00:38
and everyone sang me Happy Birthday.
00:40
[Lynn] Fantastic!
00:41
It was amazing!
00:43
(Lynn laughs)
00:43
[Lynn] I'm really beginning to feel bad about my life
00:45
I've had such bad birthdays. No, don't!
00:47
That's really sad.
00:48
[Lynn] Well you've had a stage of people singing to you,
00:51
I've never had even like five.
00:53
Okay, well next time it's your birthday I'm going
00:54
[Lynn] to come and sing for you. Okay please.
00:56
And please bring others, like 400.
00:57
I will, I'll bring 1500 people.