During a recent appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden!” actress Lucy Liu shared how her mother felt about her Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
The 50-year-old “Elementary” star was given her prestigious star in an unveiling ceremony last May 1 that saw her plaque situated right next to Anna May Wong’s — Hollywood’s first Chinese American actress.
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But while being the second Chinese American actress to receive the symbolic “star” is indeed an immense achievement, Liu’s mom, Cecilia Liu, is apparently not that impressed.
Lucy shared her mom’s fascinating reaction with Corden on May 23 when the host asked about the people who were at the unveiling event.
”You brought your son Rockwell… What did he think?” James asked.
“He is three and a half, so he was like ‘When are me going to get a star?’ you know, he didn’t quite get it,” the actress responded.
“This is the first time I have ever brought him out in public for some sort of an event. And obviously, this was a major event so I was like I’m going to bring him regardless of whether he remembers or not,” she added.
After sharing that members of her family were also there, Liu shared her mom’s hilarious reaction about the whole thing.
“So I texted her some photos from the ceremony and like a few days later she sends back this text: ‘Now that you exposed Rockwell to the public, he could be kidnapped.’ And that was it, basically… and also, ‘Make sure no one signs check for you.’ I was like, it was classic,” the actress narrated.
The anecdote drew laughs from the audience and actor James Marsden, who was also a guest on the show that night.
“Wow, that was a real take away from your daughter getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Wow,” Corden commented.
“It was pretty funny but her way of saying ‘I love you’,” Liu noted.
“Wow, are you a glass half full guy,” Corden replied.