Chiwetel Ejiofor Doesn't Remember His Favorite Birthday

Chiwetel Ejiofor tells the story behind a very special birthday photo.

Released on 7/10/2016

Credits

Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Director: Lynn Hirschberg

Transcript

00:00
[Interviewer] What was your favorite birthday?
00:03
My favorite birthday is actually a birthday
00:04
that I don't actually personally remember.
00:13
It's a photograph of me on my birthday,
00:15
and it's like, maybe I'm four or five,
00:19
maybe old enough that I should remember but I don't.
00:23
And I'm standing on a chair and I'm blowing out my candles,
00:27
and all of my cousins are with me and I have this
00:30
expression of just pure joy like I can almost,
00:33
like I can't wait to blow out the candles,
00:35
cause I can't wait to eat the cake.
00:36
And I'm almost like holding everyone back as I'm like,
00:39
and it's just the look of total happiness and concentration
00:42
and focus on the blowing out the candles
00:44
and what is about to happen next.
00:46
For some reason, seeing that picture you know,
00:49
I've always loved that birthday
00:50
even though I don't remember it.