13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford was moved to tears during her appearance on Ellen Monday when the show's host offered her probably a dream come true: A chance to meet Lady Gaga.
Langford celebrated her 21st birthday on Saturday and as a present Ellen DeGeneres gifted her VIP passes to see Gaga in concert with the opportunity to go backstage and meet the pop star in person.
The timing couldn't have been more perfect, as Langford had been gushing over Gaga just minutes before. When she and 13 Reasons Why costar Dylan Minnette were asked about their moment of realization when the Selena Gomez-produced breakout hit series was in fact a hit, Langford replied that it was when Gaga tweeted at her.
"There was definitely a really big moment for me like a week ago," Langford said. "I don't have Twitter, but Lady Gaga tweeted at me, like reposted an interview where I was fangirling and wrote, 'Katherine' with a love heart. And I kind of freaked out a little bit."
Minnette added, "And if anyone knows Katherine, like, if we're doing an interview and I bring up the words 'Lady Gaga' we have to take a minute and stop. So that was a big moment for her."
So, when DeGeneres explained she had called Gaga before the show and had this gift for the super fan actress, it was understandably enough to conjure some tears.
Watch the interview here: