He opened up about his life during an audience with Adele on Sunday.
And the 33-year-old singer told 72-year-old Samuel L. Jackson how she once avoided getting a traffic ticket in Los Angeles thanks to her “Adelity” celebrity status and influence.
Adele insists: ‘I was ready to go to jail!’ Before revealing that the wife of the police officer, who pulled him over, yelled at him over the phone, resulting in the release of the Somebody Like You hitmaker.
Fable! During her ITV special on Sunday, Adele, 33, revealed how she once avoided getting traffic tickets in Los Angeles thanks to her “Adelity” celebrity status and influence.
Standing in the audience, Samuel asked the superstar singer if she had ever used her ‘Adelity’ – Adele celebrity status – to get out of a ticket or out of ‘any other precarious situation’.
‘Well One Time on the 401, Samuel L. Jackson. When I first moved to LA – which by the way was never quite as long – as when I first moved there…
‘I had never actually driven there, and I was in the fast lane, in the far left alley, not going so fast. There was a lot of traffic, and I was renting and the windows were a bit dark, but I didn’t know it.
‘Anyway, I was concentrating on my own business and then all of a sudden a police car comes up behind me and is basically signaling I need to move on so I just stopped where I was – I was never drawn in my life.’
INQUIRY: Samuel L. Jackson, 72, asked the superstar singer if he has ever used his “Adelity” – Adele celebrity status – to get out of a ticket or “any other precarious situation”.
Adele then explained that the police officer came to his megaphone and started yelling: ‘What are you doing? Pull, pull.’
The star continued: ‘He pulls me up, I wind all my windows as I’ve been taught to do before, especially if you get pulled over in America – you never know what they’re going to do’ .
‘I gave him my British driver’s license, which might have been like a blockbuster card like he’s never seen before, it also looks nothing like me, it was me when I was 17 years old.’
Oh no! ‘I was doing my own business and then all of a sudden a police car comes up behind me and is basically signaling I need to pull over so I just stopped where I was,’ Adele explained.
It was at this point that Adele’s fame came in handy, and she was eventually let off the hook by a police officer.
Adele told the crowd: ‘He gets in the car and comes back and he’s on the phone with his wife on the phone, yelling at the phone to pull me over.
‘ She’s like “I’m so sorry Adele, sorry, do whatever you have to do.” It was hilarious, but yes, so did I,’ she concluded, returning to Samuel’s original question.
‘I did not mean that! I was ready to go to jail. He really saved the day!’ Emphasis on Superstar.
Jail? Adele insists: ‘I was ready to go to jail!’ Before revealing that the police officer’s wife pulled him over, shouted at him over the phone, resulting in his release.