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Billy Porter reacts to receiving ‘Magical’ star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

To Tionah Lee‍, ETOnline.com.

A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame wasn’t Billy Porter’s dream. The Tony Award-winning actor earned the coveted honor on Thursday and told ET about his “magic” moment.

“Let me tell you, the dream was so big for me, but I wasn’t thinking about stardom,” he told ET. “It wasn’t part of the conversation. It was so magical, it came out of nowhere. That’s what makes it so beautiful, it’s just amazing.”

Porter credits some of the advice given to him for helping him on his path to success.

“Be raw, be real,” he says. “And let the chips fall everywhere.”

In attendance were several family members, including Porter’s husband, Adam Smith, and sister of the “Kinky Boots” alum, who played a special role in the ceremony.

Martha Mary Ford sent a touching tribute to her brother on behalf of her mother who couldn’t be there.

Adam Smith and Billy Porter attend Billy Porter’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony in Hollywood, CA on December 1, 2022. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)
Billy Porter attends Billy Porter’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony in Hollywood, CA on December 1, 2022. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)
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“I feel like this star represents a body of work, a life’s work. She’s been in my life all my life,” he said of his sister. It’s really special to have her here and I’m glad we’re so close.”

Mary Martha Ford and Billy Porter speak on stage at Billy Porter's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony on December 1, 2022 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)
Mary Martha Ford and Billy Porter speak on stage at Billy Porter’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony on December 1, 2022 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)

While he’s one letter away from EGOT status (Porter has won Tonys, Emmys, and Grammys), he’s well on his way to winning that Oscar.

“I work,” he jokes. “I’m releasing a movie. Let’s see… I’m working on it.

In the meantime, the actor’s work never stops. He will join Ryan Seacrest this year in the “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” special.

“I’m working on my music,” he tells ET. “I stay creative and I take my dues.”



Billy Porter reacts to receiving ‘Magical’ star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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