Before Leonardo DiCaprio took home his own Golden Globe award, he was all over the Internet for his hilarious reaction to Lady Gaga’s win. So what exactly happened in the now-viral moment? Let Leo explain!
We all know that Leonardo DiCaprio is an amazing actor, but there was certainly nothing scripted about what went down when Lady Gaga, 29, passed him on her way up to accept her Golden Globe on Jan. 10. Gaga accidentally smacked Leo, which totally caught the 41-year-old actor off guard and resulted in perhaps the most memorable moment of the night. After the show, Leo found out that his horrified face was trending, and he couldn’t help but defend himself!
“Oh lord — that’s trending, huh?” Leo said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “I just didn’t know what was passing me — that’s all. I was like, ‘Whoa!'”
In case you haven’t seen the vid, let us give you a recap. After Gaga was announced as the winner of the Globe for Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries, she was so stunned by her win that she had nothing on her mind but getting to the stage. Although she walked right by Leo’s table and happened to bump his back, she didn’t notice — but Leo practically jumped out of his chair! His eyes bulged with a completely shocked expression that definitely indicated a major “whoa.” Watch the hilarious reaction over and over again!
Initially viewers thought that Leonardo’s reaction meant that he was upset with Lady Gaga for shoving him and not acknowledging it, but according to Leo, it was the opposite. He was simply just spooked!
While Leo’s viral moment may be what’s all over the Web, Leo had a huge night himself even without Lady Gaga. The Revenant actor won the Golden Globe for Best Actor In A Drama for his role in the film, and then the movie proceeded to win Best Motion Picture: Drama just moments later. Frankly, he probably forgot the Gaga moment even happened…until he was reminded he’s now a viral video star!
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