Paula Patton Talks Miley Cyrus, ‘Baggage Claim,’ and TwerkingBy: Meaghan Ellis - September 19, 2013
Everyone who watched this year’s VMA’s on MTV definitely remember the biggest performance of the night. No one did it better than Miley Cyrus. Her controversial performance of “We Can’t Stop Blurred Lines” and “Give it 2 U” with Robin Thicke and 2Chainz was definitely unprecedented. The awards show wasn’t even over before the ranting and raving had begun. Some fans were shocked, others found it exhilarating, and a few found it down right repulsive. But, one thing’s for sure, it was entertainment at its finest.
Well, after the memorable Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke twerk performance, there was another star determined not to be outdone. Especially not when the man Miley danced with was her husband. That’s right! Paula Patton has joined the ‘twerk’ revolution. However, Patton’s twerk performance wasn’t out of spite. It was purely spontaneous and comical.
The “Jumping the Broom” actress stopped by the Today Show to discuss her upcoming role in the new David E. Talbert film, “Baggage Claim.” Her segment was initially purposed to give a synopsis on the film, but the discuss was quickly diverted at the mere mention of the word ‘marriage.’ Savannah Guthrie wasted no time going in for the kill, asking the one thing everyone really wanted to know. What did Paula Patton think about Miley’s twerk performance with her husband, Robin Thicke? Patton coolly said, “I wasn’t surprised at all. Honestly, they rehearsed for three days beforehand, and I don’t know how not to dance with someone having their booty in your…. all my friends do it like that. And I don’t really know what the big deal is. I don’t know if they thought Miley was going to sit down and play piano like Alicia Keys.” Patton went on to say that she was actually ‘confused’ by all of the negative energy. So, in a nutshell, Paula Patton just isn’t the jealous type. She knows the ins and outs of the business, with the sole understanding that the performance was just that – a performance.
Then, surprisingly, Patton decided to put on her own performance. To add to the lighthearted banter, she and Al Roker decided to put on a twerk performance of their own. For the sake of laughter, the performance lasted all of 10 seconds, but who’s counting?
According to Celebuzz, at the end of the day, Miley has Patton’s ‘twerk seal of approval,’ and Al Roker has hers! Paula Patton’s upcoming film “Baggage Claim” hits theaters nationwide next Friday, September 27.