Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt kicked off their evening at the 2023 Oscars with some laughter and some much-needed tequila to calm their nerves!
Before their appearance as presenters at the 95th annual awards show last Sunday, the co-stars of Jungle Cruise met up at a Hollywood residence to prepare for their big celebrity night out.
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On Thursday, Johnson, 50, shared a behind-the-scenes video on his Instagram that show fans a sneak peek of the fun that was going on. The video featured a voiceover that stated, “This is what preparing for the Oscars is actually like.”
In the clip, the two actors put the finishing touches on their red carpet looks. Blunt, 40, welcomed a jacket-less Johnson while wearing a salon-style nylon cape over her white, off-the-shoulder Valentino gown.
A Little Tequila Goes a Long Way
“I’m wearing a white dress and I don’t trust you,” she said jokingly keeping a distance from the actor. “Let’s do the worst Hollywood air kiss ever.”
Oh look at this, I should get paid for this s—,” she said posing with the bottle. “I’m just saying!”
“You will,” Johnson he joked back.
Blunt continued to poke fun, urging Johnson to drink the entire shot after he couldn’t finish it. “The whole thing,” she instructed him. “Have you ever taken a shot before?”
Blunt was also vocal about Johnson’s attire, and told him that he couldn’t wear his sunglasses. While Johnson’s team helped him with his “ballet pink” tuxedo jacket, Blunt asked, “Does wearing Spanx make it easier? Should we get some Manx?” – referring to male Spanx. Johnson hilariously added, “For my crotch.”
In another part of the video, the two stars, who have become close friends, posed for several photographs on an outdoor balcony. That’s when off-camera, someone tells them to “act like you guys like each other,” to which Johnson replied with a laugh and a quick “no.”
The video concluded with an outdoor shot of Blunt entering the backseat of a black SUV. She told Johnson how to say bye to his followers, saying, “You have to say goodbye. This is a classic video!”
However, Johnson stated that he was filming Blunt first, and then he would have his “moment.” “Of stealing the limelight?” Blunt quipped before Johnson shut the door on her side of the car.
The best part of this post is the caption The Rock decided to use, reading, “Oscars, Blunt, Tequila, Manx 🥃.”