Alyson Stoner Returns After 17 Years

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00:00   |   Sep 09, 2019


Alyson Stoner Returns After 17 Years
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  • So this is crazy.
  • So 17 years ago--
  • our first season--
  • I saw the Missy Elliott video.
  • And I was like there's this little girl
  • in this video that is so good.
  • And we, our producers found you, had you on the show.
  • And look at you now.
  • I mean, it's amazing.
  • Thank you.
  • I can be like your unofficial time capsule of the show.
  • I think you are.
  • I think I'm going to watch you--
  • Wow.
  • And watch the season grow, and watch me age.
  • Gracefully.
  • This is a clip from the show you were on the very first year.
  • Oh, dear.
  • Fourth show.
  • First move I'm teaching you is the Harlem Shake.
  • Right.
  • And you shake your shoulders.
  • And then you pull up.
  • Pull up.
  • I just did.
  • Do it again.
  • All right, let's have some music.
  • Let's put this together.
  • Yeah, and then I stopped.
  • So what was it like to be onstage with Missy again,
  • that--
  • you know, that was so long ago.
  • And now--
  • Yes.
  • Yeah.
  • Yeah, it was absolutely perfect.
  • Yeah.
  • First of all, obviously, credit goes
  • to Missy for allowing me to participate and honor
  • her, and kind of recreate that timeless moment.
  • You've gotten a lot of attention since then.
  • You have a million followers, right?
  • Conveniently, I reached a million soon after you
  • re-shared the clip, so--
  • All right.
  • Thank you.
  • So I thought we would take a selfie, so we can add more.
  • So let's do--
  • This is awesome.
  • All right.
  • Ready?
  • OK.
  • We have matching hair.
  • Yes, we do.
  • Mine was that color not too long ago.
  • Oh, really?
  • All right.
  • I heard that you downsized.
  • I heard that you got rid of all of your worldly possessions.
  • What made you want to do that?
  • I did.
  • Oh, I think it's very simple.
  • The simpler your life is, the more room
  • you have for your health and relationships to flourish.
  • Uh-huh.
  • And it was very easy to sort of go as wild and luxurious
  • as the entertainment industry can seem to be.
  • Again, that's how much I want to counter it.
  • And I can fit all of my belongings in my car.
  • And you just have this weightlessness.
  • So what did you do with all your belongings?
  • Donate it.
  • Oh, that's good.
  • Yes.
  • Yes.
  • Do you need anything or?
  • No.
  • Sounds like you don't have anything left.
  • I don't-- it's too late.
  • Actually, if anyone wants a piano,
  • I'm trying to get rid of this piano.
  • It's beautiful.
  • But I don't need it.
  • Where is it now?
  • In your car?
  • Well I got you something, because I know
  • you got rid of your television.
  • You got rid of-- you don't have anything.
  • But at least you should watch me.
  • So we have a 65-inch TV that you can put here.
  • And a five-year subscription to Netflix,
  • so you can watch my special.
  • So that's all you need.
  • All right.
  • That's--
  • I'm shaking.
  • You can put that in your studio apartment.
  • You don't need anything else.
  • It won't even fit in my studio.
  • Well, then put it outside, and you can share it
  • with your neighbors.

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Alyson Stoner sat down with Ellen... 17 years after her first performance in Season 1, around the time she shot to fame as the featured kid dancer in Missy Elliott's "Work It" music video. After rejoining Missy onstage at the recent 2019 MTV VMAs, Alyson stopped by to talk with Ellen about what it was like dancing at the awards show and how she's greatly downsized her life.