Rob Lowe told Kelly Clarkson an incredible story about Liza Minnelli during an appearance on Kelly’s show Monday.
Lowe revealed how he was “10 years old, wanting to be a child actor and living in Dayton, Ohio.”
He shared, “There is nothing happening, and it’s the mid ’70s,” adding that he spotted a luggage tag with Minnelli’s name sitting in the lobby of a hotel.
“I go to the front desk and I ask, ‘What room is Liza Minnelli in?’ And they tell me! What were they thinking? I was a 10-year-old boy!
“I just flat-out asked, and I went up and knocked on the door in the middle of the day.”
The actor revealed how she answered the door in a robe, and she was eating chocolate and drinking red wine in the middle of the day with her then-husband Jack Haley Jr.
He explained how he said, “Hi, I’m Rob Lowe and I want to be an actor,” before joking he was probably interrupting something: “She was awesome. She invited me into the room. She was so nice to me, and Liza was fascinated and wanted to know why I wanted to be an actor. She was awesome!”
“Now we are friends,” Lowe continued. “She’s the best.”