Emily Blunt (40) met her "Jungle Cruise" co-star (2021) Dwayne Johnson (50) again at the Oscars on Sunday at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. A spontaneous backstage moment, which the Academy, among others, published on its Twitter account, amuses colleagues and many fans.
Johnson and Blunt attended the event to present the award for Best Animated Feature. Emily cracked a few jokes about the 'Moiana' star's love of animated films before reading Pinocchio, 58, to Guillermo Del Toro as the winner. Before the awards ceremony, the two posed together for several red carpet photos. She in a white off-the-shoulder dress, he in a tuxedo with a light pink jacket.
The duo joked around throughout the event. The climax came backstage, however, when the muscular US giant sat down on the petite Brit's lap as if it were the most normal thing in the world for the unlikely couple.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a sequel to Jungle Cruise has been in the works since 2021. Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt are rumored to be reprising their roles as Frank Wolff and Dr. Resume Lily Houghton. The previous film was moderately successful, barely grossing the $200 million production budget.