Oscars 2021 – Asked What Brad Pitt Smells Like, Youn Yuh-jung Kills It. Her ROFL Reply


Oscars 2021: “Where were you when we were filming? It’s an honour to meet you,” Yuh-Jung Youn to Brad Pitt

Oscars 2021 - Asked What Brad Pitt Smells Like, Youn Yuh-jung Kills It. Her ROFL Reply

Youn Yuh-jung with Brad Pitt at the Oscars (courtesy AFP)

New Delhi:

If there was a standout part of what was an unique and unprecedented Academy Awards ceremony, it was Korean star Youn Yuh-jung’s big Oscar moment. It wasn’t just her Best Supporting Actress win for Minari but also her hilarious and heart-warming interaction with Brad Pitt who, as last year’s Nest Supporting Actor winner, presented her award. “Mr Brad Pitt, finally. Nice to meet you,” Youn Yuh-jung said as she accepted her award – Korea’s first ever acting Oscar. However, it was what she said in the press room post-ceremony that has social media in splits. “What did Brad Pitt smell like,” a curious journalist asked the Minari star. “I didn’t smell him, I’m not a dog,” Youn Yuh-jung responded.

In the same interview, Youn Juh-jung quipped, “I couldn’t believe he announced my name… so I had a black-out for a couple of seconds.”

Here’s the trending video:

At Sunday’s Oscars, Brad Pitt presented the Supporting Actress Award to Youn Yuh-jung for her performance as the matriarch of an immigrant Korean family in Minari. In her acceptance speech, she turned to look at Brad Pitt standing off-screen and said: “Mr Brad Pitt, finally. Nice to meet you. Where were you when we were filming? It’s an honour to meet you.” The 57-year-old Hollywood star won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar last year for his work in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.


Meanwhile on Twitter, some users reviewed Brad Pitt’s socially distant way of greeting Youn Yuh-jung as rude – he was called out for not extending his hand to help the 73-year-old off stage. She didn’t seem to mind because moments later, Youn Yuh-jung was escorted by Brad Pitt to the photo-op area. “Yuh-Jung Youn is all of us after seeing Brad Pitt,” read a tweet and we couldn’t agree more.

And here’s what happened at the photoshoot. How cute.


In her acceptance speech, Youn Yuh-jung also expressed her disbelief at having won over eight-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close: “How can I win over Glenn Close?” she said. Acknowledging her fellow Best Supporting Actress nominees, she added: “Maybe I’m just luckier than you.”

Earlier this year, Youn Yuh-jung took home the Supporting Actress awards at the BAFTAs and Screen Actors Guild Awards.


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