Julia Louis-Dreyfus received the honor of a lifetime on Tuesday, when her name was forever emblazoned on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Just one problem – her name on her star was misspelled.
According to CNN producer David Daniel, who snapped a photo of the typo on his way in to work before it was fixed for her ceremony, the star that was laid into cement read “Julia Luis Dreyfus” – missing the “O” in Louis and the hyphen.
“I snapped a pic with my BlackBerry, then hustled to work and called Ana Martinez, the press rep for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ‘Are you sure?’ she gasped, and then, understandably, she hurried off the phone,” Daniel wrote in his post Tuesday afternoon on CNN’s The Marquee Blog.
With the ceremony just mere hours away – “and you can’t just print up a new star at the local CopyMart,” Daniel noted – how did the Walk of Fame folks quickly fix the error?
Workers quickly printed up a new section with the correct spelling of “Louis,” carved the misspelled name out of the star and swapped out the piece with the typo.
As it turns out, when the former “Seinfeld” and current “The New Adventures of Old Christine” actress heard about the mishap – she thought it was hilarious.
“It turns out Louis-Dreyfus thought the mistake was hysterical, and wanted them to leave it, but they’d already chiseled out the ‘Luis’ and put a temporary ‘Louis-‘ in its place for the unveiling,” Daniel noted.
So what did they do with the piece of the star with the misspelled name?
“They’re going to give [it] to Julia as a memento,” he concluded, citing his Walk of Fame rep.
However, this isn’t the first time this has happened. A spokesperson for the Walk of Fame committee told Access Hollywood a similar situation happened when comedian Dick Van Dyke was enshrined as well. No word on what the typo was.
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