Minari actress Youn Yuh-jung reveals what Brad Pitt promised her

Minari star Youn Yuh-jung fielded a lot of questions about her interactions with Brad Pitt after he presented her with her Best Supporting Actress Oscar at the 93rd Academy Awards.

The 73-year-old, who became the first Korean actor to win an Oscar, revealed what she told the Hollywood icon during a news conference hosted by the South Korean Consulate General in Los Angeles on Sunday.

‘I told him to provide more money to the movie,’ Youn said. Brad, 57, owns Plan B Entertainment, the production company which funded Minari along with A24, and served as one of the film’s executive producers.

Brad was on everyone’s mind: Minari star Youn Yuh-jung fielded a lot of questions about her interactions with Brad Pitt after he presented her with her Best Supporting Actress Oscar at the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday 

‘I also told him to come to Korea,’ the Academy Award winner added. ‘He promised that he will. But I don’t really believe the words of Americans.’

The star added, ‘Their vocabulary is so fancy. He said my performance was very respectable and whatnot, but I’m old. I don’t fall for those words.’

During interviews in the press room, Youn was peppered with questions about Pitt. 

The veteran actress, whose career in South Korea spans over five decades, appeared annoyed with the slew of questions about Pitt.

Oscar presenter: The 73-year-old, who became the first Korean actor to win an Oscar, revealed what she told the Hollywood icon during a news conference hosted by the South Korean Consulate General in Los Angeles on Sunday

Oscar presenter: The 73-year-old, who became the first Korean actor to win an Oscar, revealed what she told the Hollywood icon during a news conference hosted by the South Korean Consulate General in Los Angeles on Sunday

Pay up: 'I told him to provide more money to the movie,' Youn said. Brad, 57, owns Plan B Entertainment, the production company which funded Minari along with A24, and served as one of the film's executive producers

Pay up: ‘I told him to provide more money to the movie,’ Youn said. Brad, 57, owns Plan B Entertainment, the production company which funded Minari along with A24, and served as one of the film’s executive producers

At one point, she allegedly shrugged and rolled eyes after yet another query regarding the Ocean’s 11 star.

One reporter even asked her what Brad smelled like. 

‘I didn’t smell him, I’m not a dog,’ she responded.

Nice meeting: She started her speech poking fun at Brad, the executive producer of the film, saying: 'Oh, Mr. Pitt, finally it's nice to meet you. Where were you while we were filming in Tulsa?'

Nice meeting: She started her speech poking fun at Brad, the executive producer of the film, saying: ‘Oh, Mr. Pitt, finally it’s nice to meet you. Where were you while we were filming in Tulsa?’

Socially distanced: 'Still nice to meet you,' Youn added while Pitt smiled at her from the sideline during the awards ceremony at Union Station held during the coronavirus pandemic

Socially distanced: ‘Still nice to meet you,’ Youn added while Pitt smiled at her from the sideline during the awards ceremony at Union Station held during the coronavirus pandemic

Enthusiastic: Minari executive producer Brad clapped as Youn gave her acceptance speech

Enthusiastic: Minari executive producer Brad clapped as Youn gave her acceptance speech 

During her acceptance speech, Youn appeared to call Brad out for being absent from the film’s set. 

She started her speech poking fun at Pitt saying: ‘Oh, Mr. Pitt, finally it’s nice to meet you. Where were you while we were filming in Tulsa?’  

Some took it as a sly dig at the heartthrob for not being hands-on with the film’s making. 

But Youn was charmed either way, adding: ‘Still nice to meet you,’ while Pitt smiled at her from the sideline. 

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