As more details emerge about Beyoncé's world-stopping Lemonade, it's becoming clear that everyone, save for Beyoncé, had no idea what the project was until it was released last Saturday. And that includes those who were part of it.
Model Winnie Harlow solidified that fact in an interview with Cosmopolitan, recounting her memorable (albeit vague) Lemonade experience.
"I got a call from my girlfriend like, ‘Hey, so my girl works for Beyoncé, she's her personal assistant. She wants your number, but she won't tell me what for,' so I was like, ‘Okay,'" she told the mag. "I gave her my number, and [Beyoncé's assistant] gave me a call and told me that they'd been trying to reach me for a while now and wanted to know if I could fly out to New Orleans the next day, and I was like, ‘I mean sure, I guess, that's cool,' still the whole time not really knowing what the project was. But who can say no to Beyoncé? So I went."
She clearly made the right call. Winnie also said the only thing she knew when entering the project was that "it was called Lemonade."
After wrapping, she kept things on the DL, but eventually confessed some details to her family for, you know, safety concerns.
"It was 100 percent a secret. I didn't talk to anyone like my friends; I didn't message anyone on set just because I wanted to be focused on working," she said. "But once I got home, I told my sister, I told my mom, because they were so worried. They had no idea where I was."
The moral of the story: When Beyoncé calls, you answer.