I know when you think about Cher so many words come to mind: Iconic. Legendary. Timeless. Well, get ready to start thinking of another: Hero. Not only does Cher gift the world with the best Twitter feed of human existence and constantly hate on Donald Trump: she also saves lives! Cher out here truly doing the Lord’s work!
While talking to James Corden on The Late Late Show, Cher revealed the full story of when she and Meryl Streep put their lives on the line and rescued a woman from a huge attacker. Meryl has told the story before, but Cher gave all the details. Cher and Meryl, who have been friends for years, had just gone out for some casual ice cream in New York City when they ended up saving a life. As Cher tells it:
“We walk down the street and we hear screaming. And we come around the corner and this gigantic man is ripping the clothes off of this girl. And Meryl starts screaming, and I start screaming, and we run towards this gigantic man, and he turns and starts running towards us. And just out of–I don’t know–we split and he ran through us and we went up to the girl and all of her clothes were torn and she’s clutching her bag.”
As the attacker ran off in fear of their immeasurable glamour and talent, Cher and Meryl tried helping the girl piece herself back together, which was when she realized just how angelic the two angels were who had manifested from Heaven to save her:
“She looks at us and she goes: ‘Oh my god I was saved by Meryl Streep and Cher! I’m an actress, and I work in a café where we sing, and all my friends are going to be so jealous!’”
Cher is truly an ageless and eternal blessing to the world. She woke my gayness in the 90s with Believe and she continues to bless me each and every day. Thank you Cher for keeping the world safe. She’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector, a Dark Knight.
Cher also played a game of Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts where James reminded her that she considered Tom Cruise one of her top-5 lovers. I blacked out the memory of their dating from my mind, and I’m not eager to think of them having sex or even believe they did. But if I had to, I would imagine it would involve all the same chanting and over-the-top theatrics as that scene in Eyes Wide Shut. But probably with more glittery headpieces.