Gwen Stefani Admits It ‘Was Such A Shock’ To Replace Adam Levine On ‘The Voice’

Adam Levine’s abrupt departure from “The Voice”, followed quickly by the announcement that Gwen Stefani would replace him, may have seemed like a whirlwind — which was definitely the case for Stefani.

“I have not even posted, I haven’t talked about it yet, because it was such a shock,” the “Hollaback Girl” singer admitted during her Tuesday appearance on Global‘s “The Talk”.

“I wanted to come back so bad. I mean, the show is so fun. And Adam‘s actually the first person to reach out to me when they were trying to pitch me the show, he texted me out of nowhere, and I didn’t even really know him,” added Stefani, who served as coach on the show’s seventh, ninth and 12th seasons, and was recently announced to be returning for the upcoming 17th season.

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“To think that he’s not going to be there is like bittersweet,” she continued. “And plus, like, being between him and Blake [Shelton],  the amount of laughter, I would have to like stop and massage my face, because it would hurt… But it’s going to be fun, it’s going to be exciting. I mean, Blake‘s my best friend, so I get to hang out with him at work.

Addressing Levine’s departure, Stefani said: “I’m happy for Adam, because he’s been doing it 16 seasons… He has his baby. He’s going to be able to go on tour and do music in a different kind of way. It’s exciting for me though.”

During her chat with the hosts of “The Talk”, Stefani also revealed which actress she’d like to see play her in a biopic.

“I don’t know. I just saw the Marvel movie, what was her name? Brie Larson, she could do it,” said Stefani, 49, but conceded that “I can’t imagine them doing a movie” of her life.

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She also dished about attending the Met Gala and hanging out with Katy Perry at an after-party. “That was one of those mom nights where you’re like, ‘I can’t give up two days to go to New York and go to a party and dress up.’ I haven’t gone in seven years because of the kids, but I didn’t have the kids. Anyways, Katy was amazing. She was a chandelier for her first outfit. We had to pick her up in the back of the truck on the side of the road. She literally, I’m not kidding you, Katy you are a weirdo, she stayed in character the whole night. She was in the hamburger character.”

“The Talk” airs weekdays at 2 p.m. ET/PT on Global.

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