Sharon Osbourne officially declared who she thinks won the title of “cutest couple” at this year’s Oscar Awards. On Monday, the British TV personality shared the snap to her Instagram story. In the pic, a smiling Bad Pitt stands next to Youn Yuh-jung during Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony.
Youn Yuh-jung won the Oscar for “Best Supporting Actress,” becoming the first-ever Koren actress to take home an Oscar. It gets even better: Pitt, who also produced Minari, announced her award. Pitt produced Minari with his company Plan B Entertainment. Although they worked together, their first in-person meeting didn’t happen until Sunday when Youn accepted her award.
“Mr. Brad Pitt … finally. Nice to meet you,” she said, prompting the audience to laugh. However, the newly-minted Oscar winner doesn’t think she’ll act with the Pitt in the future. After her win, the 73-year-old actress was asked backstage if she’d ever make a movie with the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor.
Oscar Winner on Working With Brad Pitt in the Future
“No. That would never happen with my English and the age,” Youn answered. She added, “No, I don’t think so. So I don’t dream impossible dreams, so no, no answer.” Although she doesn’t see working with Pitt in her future, she’s thrilled to have won the award. During the interview, she discussed how shocked she was when Pitt announced her name.
“I saw him on the stage and then he called my name,” she said. “I could tell he practiced a lot, he didn’t mispronounce my name. Then that moment when I got there, I just lost ‘what I supposed to say,’ ‘should I begin’ or something.”
In Minari, Youn Yuh-jung plays the matriarch of an Asian family as they embark from California to Arkansas to follow their dreams of owning a farm in America. During a recent interview, she said that making history as the first South Korean actress to be nominated was “very stressful.”
“I was just very happy being nominated. I never even dreamed about being nominated for an Oscar,” she said. “People will be very happy for me if I get the win, but it’s very stressful. It’s not like I’m representing the country by going to the Olympics, but I feel like I’m competing for my country. It’s stressful.”
Despite Youn’s charming interaction with Pitt, some took issue with his COVID-safe interactions with the Youn. “Hey, Brad Pitt! Why it did not occur to you to assist Youn Yuh-jung to the stage and off, is beyond me! #chivalry,” actor, director, and educator LeVar Burton tweeted.
Maren Morris also tweeted that she was “dying” at the interaction between Pitt and Youn.