Oscar rehearsals 2019: Hollywood stars dress down and Serena Williams’ daughter

Oscar rehearsals 2019: Hollywood stars dress down and Serena Williams' daughter

Hollywood stars get ready for the Oscars (Picture: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)The 2019 Oscars are drawing closer and closer, as the stars polish up on their jokes and one liners at the official rehearsals.
‘If any of us fall, the other ones have to go down, too,’ Mean Girls star Amy Poehler joked while on stage with co-hosts Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph.
The comical three clearly had ‘not dropping’ on their minds as they teetered to the center of the stage in heels during the Academy Awards practice run.
The girl gang read off of their placards in front of an empty Dolby Theatre dressed in jeans and tees, with Fey announcing: ‘Good evening, and welcome to the one millionth Academy Awards!’

Poehler, fey and Rudolph will presenting together (Picture: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Seizing the moment, Rudolph then quipped: ‘And the Oscar goes to … Amy Poehler!’, practicing her best Hollywood shocked face.
The trio weren’t the only stars to bless the stage ahead of the 91st annual Academy Awards on Monday, with celebs Daniel Craig, Charlize Theron, Kacey Musgraves, Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett being just a few names that followed into the rehearsal spot.
But of all the A-Listers that graced the Dolby Theatre space, none were as cool as the adorable baby Alexis Olympia; Serena Williams’ 17-month-old daughter with husband Alexis Ohanian.
Dressed in cotton pink, baby Alexis won everyone over with her cuteness, grabbing the mic for a bit of pre-Oscar shine too – after all mum and dad aren’t the only ones with talent, right.

Serena William’s daughter Alexis stole the rehearsal (Picture: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)The tiny tot even practiced her applause while sitting on mummy Serena’s hip, filling the room with laughter and claps from the production team that were on hand for the run through.
And the world renowned tennis player wasn’t the only one making the rehearsals a family affair with Mike Myers bringing his wife Kelly along for the ride while he practiced his lines with Dana Carvey.

The star practiced at the Dolby Theater (Picture: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Insider hint: We’re sensing huge Wayne’s World vibes here.
While the seats in the Oscar venue were empty, the faces of Monday night’s attendees were already allocated to their rightful places.
‘There I am! Up there!’ quipped Javier Bardem to a rather cool looking Black Panther star Angela Bassett.
Bardem pointed way up into the sky where the star joked that his seat for the night would be, while the 60-year-old star laughed and pointed to a seat much closer to the stage, indicating where she’ll be sitting.

Don’t worry Javier, maybe Angela can save you a seat (Picture: Michael Buckner/Variety/REX)Country singer Kacey Musgraves donned all black – minus her sky-scraping white satin heels – to deliver her lines on stage; while a jean-clad Daniel Craig appeared next to a fresh faced Charlize Theron.
An excited Brie Larson aka Captain Marvel was clearly exited at the talent in the room – and we’re not talking about her co-host Samuel L. Jackson.
‘I’m right in front of Serena!!’ she cheered, showing Jackson where her card placement was, before spotting how far she’ll be from fellow presenter Chris Evans, adding: ‘Oh, that’ll be a problem!’

I wonder where you’re sitting, Samuel (Picture: Michael Buckner/Variety/REX)

Daniel Craig’s face when you ask him who the next Bond will be (Picture: Michael Buckner/Variety/REX)Also new to the Oscars experience, Awkwafina and John Mulaney worked out their Oscar jitters on stage, confirming just exactly how they wanted to greet each other from the wings of the stage.
Awkwafina asked: ‘What do you want to do? Do you want to hug?’
To which Mulaney replied: ‘Hugging is fine’
This year’s Oscars is the first time in a long time that no one will lead as host for the award show.
However the stars look more than up to the job of divvying up the task amongst them. There’s just one more stop to make – bring on the Academy Awards.
The 91st Academy Awards will be broadcasting from the Dolby Theatre on Monday 25 February at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. 

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