People waiting to in line to meet Leonardo DiCaprio at the SAG Awards had to make room for raising star Jacob Tremblay.
The 9-year-old actor opened up about meeting The Revenant
actor during his first-ever appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
, admitting it was he who approached DiCaprio.
“I went up to him,” the Critics’ Choice Awards winner revealed. “Everyone was standing up to cheer for someone so I [stood] up and checked to see how many people were standing up and I noticed Leonardo DiCaprio right in the chair behind us. Then I just walked straight up to him and I noticed a huge line of people trying to meet him. And I was just like, ‘Oh I’m a kid I can skip it.’ So I skipped it and just said, ‘Hi.’”
His plan worked and Tremblay managed to snap an adorable selfie with the 41-year-old actor. “This just happened!!! I finally met #leonardodicaprio #sagawards,” he captioned the pic.
Tremblay tells DeGeneres that it was their exchange during the meet-up that he believes helped DiCaprio take home his big win Saturday night. “Then I said good luck to him and then he said good luck to me,” he explained. “And he won, right? I didn’t win. So if you want to win, you just have to come up to me.”
ET caught up with Tremblay at the SAG Awards to talk about the actor’s extremely attractive parents. Find out what he had to say about his folk’s newfound fame
in the video below.