Leonardo DiCaprio is a BTS fan, says 'Parasite' actress Cho Yeo-jeong

Cho Yeo-jeong (right) reveals that Leonardo DiCaprio's favourite BTS song is 'Blood, Sweat, Tears'. Photos: AFP and Handout

It seems more and more people have joined the BTS Army or, at the very least, heard of the Korean boy band. Even popular celebrities have come forth to show their support for the group. The latest Hollywood actor to do so is none other than Leonardo DiCaprio.

In the latest episode of Saturday Night Live Korea which aired on Oct 2, award-winning actress Cho Yeo-jeong revealed that she found out DiCaprio is a fan of BTS during their conversation at the Academy Awards last year. She had attended the event alongside her fellow cast from the popular film Parasite, which went on to win four Oscars.

Cho said when she met the Titanic actor, she used BTS as an ice-breaker. "He caught me for a brief moment right before we went up to the stage to be awarded. He congratulated me on the win and I asked him if he knows BTS," she said. To her surprise, DiCaprio stated that he enjoyed BTS' hit song Blood, Sweat, Tears.

If Cho's night wasn't already a memorable one, DiCaprio even went on to ask for her phone number. Funnily enough, the star had mistakenly called her Youn Yuh-jung, who this year became the first Korean actress to win an Academy Award for her role in Minari.

"I think he got the names confused. So I told him I’m Cho Yeo-jung and even taught him about the origins of my last name!" she said.

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