“Parasite” actor Cho Yeo-jeong revealed that she bonded with Leonardo DiCaprio over their love for K-pop mega group BTS during the 92nd Academy Awards in February 2020.
A huge fan: Cho, 40, recalled her time speaking with the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” star at the awards show right before they went on during her appearance on an episode of “Saturday Night Live Korea,” according to News18.
- “He caught me on a brief moment right before we went up to the stage to be awarded. He congratulated me on the win. I asked him if he knows BTS. He said he likes ‘Blood, Sweat, Tears,’” the actor shared in Korean.
- Cho also said that DiCaprio, 46, asked for her phone number during their interaction and that he referred to her as Oscar winner Youn Yeo-jung, who won an Oscar for her role in “Minari.” She went on to correct him and also explained the origin of her name.
The ARMY reacts: Many fans took to Twitter to express their surprise at Cho’s recent revelation.
— gail⁷ | JIMTOBER (@baptaegi_) October 3, 2021
you’re telling me im living in a timeline where i can go up to leonardo dicaprio and ask him for his favourite bts song and he’ll respond with bIood, sweat and tears?
— atashi⁷ (@btstalIion) October 3, 2021
leonardo dicaprio said he knows bts and he likes blood sweat and tears??? omg welcome to the 15 yo club, leonardo!
— zaya (D-2) (@jiminsdivinity) October 3, 2021
— LEONARDO DICAPRIO IS NOW A FAN OF BTS, AND HIS BIAS IS KIM TAEHYUNG ♡ WELCOME TO OUR FANDOM ✨ pic.twitter.com/y6OYrANmHR
— ʍʏѕɦα⁷ | נιмιη ∂αу (@purple__burple) October 6, 2021
OMGGG a famous actress Jo Yeojung (famously known as her role in parasite) asked Leonardo Dicaprio “do you know BTS?” & he said he liked blood swear & tears .. LEO ARMY?? pic.twitter.com/uxVapzFoo5
— s⁷✤ (@taesdivinity) October 3, 2021
Other celebrity fans: DiCaprio is now part of the growing list of celebrity ARMYs, the term used to describe the fans of the South Korean septet — consisting of members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook.
- According to Pinkvilla, DiCaprio is joined by singers Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez, along with actors Cole Sprouse, Tyra Banks, Jared Leto and WWE star John Cena, who announced he was part of the ARMY on Twitter in 2018.