Chiwetel Ejiofor Doesn't Remember His Favorite Birthday
Chiwetel Ejiofor tells the story behind a very special birthday photo.
Released on 7/10/2016
[Interviewer] What was your favorite birthday?
My favorite birthday is actually a birthday
that I don't actually personally remember.
It's a photograph of me on my birthday,
and it's like, maybe I'm four or five,
maybe old enough that I should remember but I don't.
And I'm standing on a chair and I'm blowing out my candles,
and all of my cousins are with me and I have this
expression of just pure joy like I can almost,
like I can't wait to blow out the candles,
cause I can't wait to eat the cake.
And I'm almost like holding everyone back as I'm like,
and it's just the look of total happiness and concentration
and focus on the blowing out the candles
and what is about to happen next.
For some reason, seeing that picture you know,
I've always loved that birthday
even though I don't remember it.