Youn Yuh Jung had an eventful night as she became the first Korean to win an Academy Award in the acting division, taking home the trophy for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Minari.
After she won the award, she met with press backstage for a short interview. One reporter couldn’t help but note her interaction with Brad Pitt, one of the founders of Plan B Entertainment. The production company was the executive producer of Minari.
This is your first American film, and you win an Oscar. And as you just talked about, it was given to you by Brad Pitt. And we saw you guys have a conversation as you walked off stage.
The reporter raised her question, “So I have to ask you: what did you guys talk about and what did he smell like?”
Youn Yuh Jung’s reply was simple and absolutely perfect!
I did not smell him. I’m not dog.
— Youn Yuh Jung
Netizens online loved her witty response to the question. They noted that the press should have focused on Youn Yuh Jung’s achievements as an actress who just reached a career milestone over her thoughts on another celebrity.
This woman just won an Oscar for her work and they’re asking about her smelling Brad Pitt? Oh god
— Sophia ⁷ (@sophiasthought) April 26, 2021
This is how you shut down dumb questions. She is a Queen
— dreams7 (@drem4you) April 26, 2021
Good for her because that is a stupid question.
— Nilsia Cadena (@interpol2046) April 26, 2021
She gained many new fans just by being herself!
Oh my god!! She is HILARIOUS!!! When will we get to see her again????
— Cecilia Marihart ⁷💜 (@trvl_lvr) April 26, 2021
You all are not ready for her fabulousness.
— clc5tsh (@clc5tsh) April 26, 2021
Her comedic timing made netizens want to see her star in a lighthearted comedy!
begging for her to be in a full-blown comedy after this
— Day-ugh (@dmoondoe) April 26, 2021
Of course, her old fans already recognized her savage personality from past interviews and shows.
i love how americans are now realizing the greatness of yuh jung yoon <3 even in korea she does not watch her words (and they're much more conservative there) 😂 she is a queen 👑
— #StopAsianHate 🇰🇷🇺🇲 (@cerulean123) April 26, 2021
Youn Yuh Jung previously cued Brad Pitt in her Oscars-winning speech, saying it was an honor to finally meet him.
Mr. Brad Pitt, finally! Nice to meet you. Where were you when we were filming? It’s an honor to meet you.
— Youn Yuh Jung
Check out the full interview below.