You would think that when you are an international superstar like Salma Hayek, you wouldn’t get starstruck but she just revealed how she embarrassed herself backstage at the Oscars in front of Eminem.
Hayek admitted to spilling water all over the rapper as soon as he walked offstage after his powerful performance of “Lose Yourself” at the Academy Awards this past Sunday. She shared a few snaps where both Eminem and she looked shocked. Her funny story did have a happy ending after an extreme amount of embarrassment.
“In these pictures it might look like @Eminem and I are best friends, but what really happened is as he was walking offstage and I was getting ready to walk onstage, I was so shocked to see him that I spilled water all over him,” Hayek explained.
Salma continued her hilarious story where she fangirled out over the artist.
“If you examine our faces, I look mortified and he looks terrified of me- As I was trying to wipe it off I impulsively hugged him and I said ‘Nice to meet you Eminem- I’m a HUGE fan!’ because I AM!” Salma said, “But I was so disappointed that I made such a fool of myself in front of him… and then I read this [swipe right] in @rollingstone. Eminem you’re the greatest!!!”
It turns out that the rapper is a fan of Salma and gushed about their chance meeting to Rolling Stone.
During his print interview with Rolling Stone, Em said that he didn’t even remember winning the award the first time but took it all in when he performed the hit song.
“I think I was just at home with my daughter — and I didn’t watch it, either,” he said. “At that point in time Hailie had to be at school early in the morning, so [I was sleeping].”
When asked if he enjoyed taking the Oscars stage on Sunday, he name-dropped Hayek.
“Absolutely,” he said about enjoying the moment. “I got to hug Salma Hayek!”
Hayek admitted to being a little flustered all-day before the award show but she ended up looking fantastic even though it was a struggle.
“Late for the #Oscars but almost there! ✨” she captioned a pic of her stunning Gucci dress.
She paired her white gown with a beautiful tiara, strappy heels, and giant jeweled earrings. She was still wearing the fantastic outfit when the water fiasco with Eminem occurred. When you are stunting as hard as she was, it is okay to spill water on whoever she wants… but it was a good way to get a huge from Em!