John Krasinski always manages to be the life of the party – but not always on his own terms.
The 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi star appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday and chatted about sharing a table with Leonardo DiCaprio and The Revenant director Alejandro G. Iñárritu at Sunday’s Golden Globes as the film racked up awards.
The newly chiseled star explained he ended up at the table since he was flying solo while wife Emily Blunt was away filming – and admits the VIP seating was more awkward than it appeared.
“That sounds really cool, except I didn’t get a chance to meet him and I didn’t want to be like, ‘Hey man, I’m the guy that doesn’t have anybody.’ And then they won everything. So I’m in the middle of hugs and people are like, ‘This is the best year ever,’ and I was like, ‘Wasn’t it?’ And then everybody went up and gave their speech I felt really pretty stupid.”
Krasinski and DiCaprio might not have become best buds, and the same can be said for him and director Iñárritu, who seemed baffled by Krasinski’s presence at their table.
“There was a moment, speaking of Alejandro, when he won he said hi to everyone and thank you because they all worked on the movie. And then he then turned to me and there was that moment of like, ‘Why are you here?’ and I was like, ‘Congratulations!’”
The Office alum was an invited guest at Jennifer Aniston’s wedding to Justin Theroux in August, but even there the star managed to keep things quirky.
He and DeGeneres talked about their dance floor takeover, featuring a few of his unorthodox moves after they asked DJ Samantha Ronson to spin a favorite tune.
“We hijacked the dance floor,” Krasinski recalled.
“We basically cleared the dance floor,” DeGeneres clarified. “No, people were dancing with us, but you take up so much room when you dance.”
“Thank you,” he deadpanned.
“Because you have to do the lunges,” DeGeneres explained. “Nobody really thinks about lunging during dancing.”