Cher has opened up about the time she and Meryl Streep saved someone’s life in New York City.
The pop culture legend is set to appear alongside Meryl in the upcoming musical sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, but they’ve been friends for decades and even starred in the critically-acclaimed drama Silkwood together in 1983.
During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Cher recalled a harrowing experience she shared with the Oscar-winning actress when they went to get food near Meryl’s apartment in New York.
“So we walk out and the first thing we see is some guy hitting cars with a brick. And then we walk down the street and we hear screaming. We come around the corner and this gigantic man is ripping the clothes off of this girl,” she recalled.
“Meryl starts screaming and I start screaming and we run towards this gigantic man and he turns and starts running towards us. We split, and he ran through us, and we went up to the girl. All of her clothes were torn and she was clutching her bag.”
Cher continued: “So we’re putting her together, kind of trying to get her to look a little bit, you know, like she hasn’t just been ravished.
“She looks at us and goes, ‘Oh my God! I’ve been saved by Meryl Streep and Cher! I’m an actress and I work in a cafe where we sing and all my friends are going to be so jealous!’”
Watch Cher recall the story below.