Salma Hayek was so shocked to see Eminem backstage at the Oscars she spilled water all over him
This Sunday marked the 92nd Academy Awards, and it was quite the night. Parasite became the first non-English language film in Oscar history to win Best Picture, with it also scooping up Best International Feature Film, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Director for Bong Joon-ho. Then, of course, there were all the usual gaffes; Jeff Bezos got roasted by Chris Rock and Steve Martin, Joaquin Phoenix called for "fighting against injustice", oh and Eminem made a surprise appearance.
Eminem performed his hit single, Lose Yourself, to the surprise of everyone, not least Salma Hayek, who he had a rather awkward run-in with afterwards.
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Hayek later took to Instagram to recount the incident: "These pictures it might look like @Eminem and I are best friends, but what really happened is as he was walking offstage and I was getting ready to walk onstage, I was so shocked to see him that I spilled water all over him."
"If you examine our faces, I look mortified and he looks terrified of me- As I was trying to wipe it off I impulsively hugged him and I said “Nice to meet you Eminem- I’m a HUGE fan!” because I AM! But I was so disappointed that I made such a fool of myself in front of him..."
In related news, Salma Hayek and Renée Zellweger are clearly the kind of friends that have no qualms when it comes to sharing clothing.
While presenting Zellweger with the Best Actress Award at the National Board of Review Awards Gala in New York last month, Hayek shared an amusing anecdote about the time when the actress offered her a helping hand after a wardrobe malfunction.
Both actresses were nominated for Best Actress at the 2003 Academy Awards for their performances in Frida and Chicago, respectively.
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And the Bridget Jones's Diary actress ended up loaning Hayek a dress from her personal collection after Hayek's gown ripped apart at the seams.
"It was annoying because at some point I would go, I wish she wins, she’s so amazing," the 53-year-old recalled, while presenting Zellweger the award for her performance as Judy Garland in Judy.
"And even the night before when my big butt exploded the seams of my Oscar dress and I had no dress for the Oscars, she ended up giving me one of her dresses that, thank God, was wide here [gestured around her butt] and stetchy here [gestured around her breasts]. That’s what I wore for that night," she continued, per People magazine.