RuPaul will be given a Hollywood Walk of Fame star by Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda will present RuPaul with his Hollywood Walk of Fame star today (16 March).
The original drag superstar will be joining the Hollywood elite with the honor of a plaque on the most famous sidewalk.
RuPaul’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star
‘I feel like I’m being knighted,’ RuPaul said on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
It’s the most exciting thing that has happened to me. I’ve done a lot of great things…this is the most exciting thing of all.’
He said it’s important for Jane Fonda to be there because Ru has always considered her an icon.
’50 years ago, Barberella showed up on the cover of Life magazine in my mailbox,’ Ru said.
‘I knew I was going to become Barbarella.’
It was originally announced by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce last year.
The star will be located at 6652 Hollywood Boulevard. This is outside the offices of World of Wonder Productions, which makes RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Other stars close by to Ru’s star include Leonard Nimoy, Debbie Reynolds, Harrison Ford, The Monkees and George Takei.
Other celebs given Walk of Fame star in 2018
Also being given a star in 2018 includes Ryan Murphy, Jennifer Lawrence, Lynda Carter, Gillian Anderson, Eric McCormack, Shonda Rhimes, Snoop Dogg, Weird Al, Minnie Mouse, Niecy Nash, Mary J. Blige, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Simon Cowell, and Kirsten Dunst.
Crocodile Hunter host Steve Irwin and comedian Bernie Mac will receive posthumous stars.
‘[We] looked carefully at each nominee and we feel that we have selected an eclectic group of talent that will appeal to the tastes of many fans around the world,’ said Walk of Fame committee member Vin Di Bona.
‘I know these honorees will remember the dedication of their stars with great memories and will be proud that they are part of Hollywood’s history now and forever.’
There are more than 2,600 stars embedded in the Walk of Fame, situated along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 will start on 22 March.