So many things have gone right in Justin Timberlake’s and Anna Kendrick’s lives that it’s hard not to feel a tinge of satisfaction when things go a little bit awry. There’s a name for this sensation, right? SCHADENFREUDE.
The plan for the “Trolls” premiere in London this week was for the two stars to walk the rainbow red carpet and light up the London Eye in celebration of the movie that birthed “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” for better or worse.
Pssst, it’s for the worse.
But when it came time to press the big red button that lights up the iconic London landmark, nothing happened, leaving Timberlake and Kendrick standing awkwardly on stage in front of a crowd of cheering fans and reporters.
“And all the power goes out,” Timberlake quipped in the video, as Kendrick broke out in laughter and the event’s host tried to fill the uncomfortable silence.
They continued to fidget with the device until what looke like a group of technicians reclaimed the button from the stage in a hilariously real moment we’ll cherish forever.
According to the stars’ social media posts, the crew was eventually able to light up the Ferris wheel with the colors of the rainbow, making all of London wonder why they’re celebrating Elton John’s birthday early this year.