Glenn Close Reveals How Her Viral “Da Butt” Dance at the Oscars Really Happened

screenmixApril 27, 2021

Close posted a picture of herself sitting with Kaluuya, Darrell Britt-Gibson and her screenwriter BFF Chris Terrio, noting they “had the MOST FUN” at their table.

“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 captioned the image. “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 congratulated Kaluuya on winning Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Judas and the Black Messiah. “You are completely brilliant,” Close wrote. “I now consider both Daniel and Darrell to be friends-for-life!”