As it turns out, everyone gets starstruck — even A-list celebs like Jennifer Garner and Reese Witherspoon! And like any enthusiastic fans, they couldn’t resist snapping a selfie with BB-8, the lovable droid from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ at the Oscars. Check out their candid behind-the-scenes pics!
Reese Witherspoon, 39, and Jennifer Garner, 43, brought their selfie a-game to the 2016 Oscars when they whipped out their phones to grab some pics with one of the hottest bots around — Star Wars‘ BB-8! The actresses clearly enjoyed meeting the superstar, but they’re not the only celebrities who got in on the action!
Jared Leto, 44, was actually the Oscar attendee who started the BB-8 selfie craze, when he spotted the character from the latest Star Wars flick backstage. Of course he couldn’t resist meeting the droid, and obviously a selfie had to be captured because — pic or it didn’t happen, right? Reese soon followed suit though and Jennifer even made a surprise cameo in one of Jared’s pics, which he posted to his Twitter page.
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) February 29, 2016
Reese captioned her pic, “Making friends backstage at the #Oscars. #starwars #bb8.” Looks like Jacob Tremblay, 9, wasn’t the only Star Wars fanatic in the star-studded audience on Feb. 28! And that random photobomb by Jennifer? Too hilarious! Let’s be real though, who wouldn’t want a pic with one of the industry’s most famous bots?
But BB-8 wasn’t alone in his stardom during Hollywood’s biggest night. C-3PO also received some major attention when Lady Gaga, 29, ran into him backstage during the ceremony! “Oh my goodness!” the famous droid proclaimed upon seeing the star. The two exchanged a few words and even shook hands – talk about an epic moment!
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 29, 2016
BB-8 and C-3PO had earlier taken to the Academy Awards stage in Los Angeles, accompanied by R2-D2, to pay tribute to John Williams, whose Best Original Score nomination was the Star Wars composer’s 50th Oscar nomination. However, the 2016 award went to Ennio Morricone for his work on Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was nominated for a total of five awards this year, but failed to pick up any. The film was on the ballet for Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing and Best Visual Effects. But at least the characters didn’t show up for nothing — a selfie is worth a thousand words after all!
What do you think of these selfies, HollywoodLifers? Isn’t BB-8 cute?