If there has been one thing to count on this awards season it’s that Room star Jacob Tremblay will be adorable. From the Golden Globes to the SAG Awards, we’ve seen the 9-year-old dance up a storm to “Uptown Funk”, melt hearts with his Critics Choice Award speech and even get a picture with Leonardo DiCaprio that was almost too cute to handle.
Today we got the backstory of that photo when Jacob appeared on Ellen and, you guessed it, it’s a very cute story. Jacob says that he went up to the actor while they were both at the SAG Awards this past weekend. He tells Ellen:
It’s kinda a funny story because 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. So 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 I said ‘Hi’.
People have done a lot worse to met Leo, so we definitely don’t blame Jacob for cutting the line. Jacob says after they introduced themselves he wished Leo good luck and he returned the favor. Jacob also mentions that Leo won the SAG award after their meeting, so he notes “if you want to win, you just have to come up to me.”
Well, we know who will be sitting next to Leo at the Oscars later this month.