Glenn Close was one of the biggest talking points of Sunday night’s Oscars, after she got up off her chair and expertly performed the dance move to the 1998 funk hit, ‘Da Butt’.
It was the unexpected treat we never knew we needed!
The 74-year-old Oscar-nominated actress has now gone into further detail about that now iconic moment, telling her Instagram followers that although she knew that DJ Questlove and comedian Lil Rel Hower would quiz her about ‘Da Butt’, her decision to treat the crowd to the dance move was actually “completely spontaneous”…
“I knew that Lil Rel was going to quiz me about Da Butt and all three guys helped me run through what I was to say,” she wrote on Instagram, mentioning her Oscars 2021 tablemates, Chris Terrio, Darrell Britt-Gibson, and Daniel Kaluuya.
“Darrell insisted that I mention the Backyard Band, on top of E.U., Suga Bear and the whole DMV.
“I had googled ‘Da Butt’ and watched Spike’s music video so when Lil Rel asked if I could do the dance…you can actually see me think of the video.
“That part was completely spontaneous. Daniel, Darrell and Chris egged me on!!! It was ALL their fault.”
She then ended her Instagram message by congratulating Daniel Kaluuya on his Oscar, which he won for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah.
“CONGRATULATIONS DANIEL on your BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Oscar. You are completely brilliant. I now consider both Daniel and Darrell to be friends-for-life!”
Glenn Close may not have won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in Hillbilly Elegy on Sunday night, but she did win the praise of some seriously famous faces who watched her ‘Da Butt’ dance move in awe and delight.
Oscar-winning director Spike Lee, who featured ‘Da Butt’ in his 1988 movie School Daze, was among the many famous faces to take to social media to commend the actress on her performance…
“Shoutout To My Sista @GlennClose For Showing Love To SCHOOL DAZE, Shouting Out D.C.’s Own E.U. And Myself And Doing DA BUTT At The Oscars Last Night. P.S. ‘Tonya Got A Big Ol’ Butt Oh Yeah!’” Spike Lee wrote, alongside a video of Glenn Close’s now iconic, history-making performance.
“Glenn you won the NIGHT that throw down of music history topped off with that Dance move!! Dying!!” Will and Grace star Debra Messing wrote on Instagram.
We bow down to you, Glenn Close!