Jacob Tremblay Was Leonardo DiCaprio's Good Luck Charm

The 'Room' actor explains why he was the reason Leo won at the SAG Awards.


Nine-year-old Jacob Tremblay, the adorable breakout star of Room, made a great case today for why he should be seated by Leonardo DiCaprio at the Oscars. The two met at the SAGs, Tremblay explained to Ellen DeGeneres. 

"I noticed Leonardo DiCaprio right in a chair behind us so then I just walked straight up to him, and I noticed a huge line of people trying to meet him," he recounted. "And I was like, 'Oh, I'm a kid, I can skip it,' so I skipped it and I said hi. And then I said good luck to him and then he said good luck to me. And he won, right, but I didn't win so if you want to win, you just have to come up to me."

Then Tremblay addressed the Internet's obsession with his 'hot dad' with so much charm, you'd think he got lessons from Leo.

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Alyssa Bailey
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Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.