Mark Wright is back in America mingling with A-Listers, and Katy Perry is his most recent interview subject.
Mark was required to converse with Katy and the other American Idol judges while working for the American entertainment programme Extra.
As soon as the singer recognised Mark’s accent, their conversation took a somewhat unexpected turn.
Mark, 36, initially questioned Katy, 38, about her recent trip to the UK, where she performed at the Coronation of King Charles, and provided us with her iconic struggle to locate the correct seat.
‘Now recently, you performed in my home county for the King. How was that? You was amazing. I was there actually.’
Katy was uninterested in answering Mark’s question and instead repeated back: ‘You was amazing,’ and attempted to replicate his accent.
Mark repeated, “You were incredible,” and Katy, you guessed it, repeated the phrase once more.
During observation, one begins to question whether the characters have entered an inextricable space-time continuum paradox. When Katy inquired about Mark’s place of origin, they were able to finally terminate the argument. When he replied “London,” she responded, “I know that, but which section?”
Mark was impressed by her response, “East, east, Essex” after he mentioned East.
‘I like one time married a guy from Essex once,’ she recalled with a sly grin. Obviously, she’s referring to comedian Russell Brand, who is from Grays in Essex – the pair were wed from 2010 until 2012.. Katy is now engaged to Orlando Bloom, with whom she shares a two-year-old daughter, Daisy.
Mark responded, ‘I know that guy. He supports the same club as me. West Ham.’
She revealed that her fondest part of the coronation was experiencing it with her ‘history enthusiast’ mother, but she did not identify as a royalist. Instead, she stated that her mission was to’spread love and light.’
Mark began working as a correspondent for Extra in 2017, but decided to leave Los Angeles in 2020 to be closer to his family, including his wife Michelle Keegan, in the United Kingdom. It is unclear why he appeared on American Idol, but we nonetheless relished it.