Salma Hayek is just like the rest of us when it comes to an unexpected celeb sighting.
After Eminem’s top-secret performance at the 2020 Oscars, the two had a run-in backstage that led to two photos where the duo look rather uncomfortable.
It turns out Hayek was so shocked to see him at the event that she spilled water all over the 47-year-old rapper. On Instagram, Hayek said the photos captured her looking mortified.
“In these pictures, it might look like Eminem and I are best friends, but what happened is as he was walking offstage and I was getting ready to walk on stage, I was so shocked to see him that I spilled water all over him,” wrote Hayek.
“If you examine our faces, I look mortified and he looks terrified of me,” Hayek continued.
The actress, who is starring in this fall’s Marvel movie, “The Eternals,” said she tried to play it cool as she was trying to get the water off of him.
“As I was trying to wipe it off I impulsively hugged him and I said, ‘Nice to meet you Eminem — I’m a HUGE fan!’ because I AM!” wrote Hayek.
Eminem appeared at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday to perform his Oscar-winning song, “Lose Yourself.” The rapper didn’t accept the award in person when he won in 2003 and was invited to perform the song this year.
It’s little surprise that Hayek was caught off guard by his appearance. According to Vanity Fair, Eminem’s performance was so closely guarded that it was kept off of show documents.
Hayek said she was disappointed in herself after their brief meeting, thinking she made a fool of herself. But Eminem didn’t seem phased when he spoke with Rolling Stone about his Oscar appearance.
“I got to hug Salma Hayek!” said Eminem.
After seeing Eminem’s reaction in Rolling Stone she responded, “Eminem you’re the greatest!”