Kevin Spacey fought his way into famous Oscar selfie
Kevin Spacey says he wrestled other celebrities out of the way to photobomb Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar selfie.
Published Wednesday, May 7, 2014 10:23AM EDT
Kevin Spacey wrestled other celebrities out of the way to photobomb Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar selfie.
The "House of Cards" actor "climbed over" John Travolta and pushed away other famous faces at the Academy Awards in March to make sure he was in the famous picture alongside Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt after he recently grasped the trend of intentionally being in an image that is being taken of someone else.
Talking to Ellen on her talk show that airs on CTV in Canada, the 54-year-old star said: "In the last year I've got into the whole photobomb. I've understood it.
"I was sitting, the aisle as here [at the Oscars], you were there with Meryl (Streep) over there, I was sitting three or four seats in. I think I had to climb over John Travolta to get to it. I saw this happening and thought this is the most awesome photobomb I'm getting in. I literally got straight to the back, I think I had to shove John Stamos down, Liza Minnelli was behind me trying to get seen."
The photograph, which was taken by Cooper on behalf of Oscars host DeGeneres, who then tweeted it, is believed to have been seen by 37 million people worldwide.
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