As she took the stage to accept her Golden Globe, McDormand made two gracious gestures to Dwayne Johnson’s daughter.
In doing the talk show rounds for his upcoming action film “Rampage,” Dwayne Johnson sat down with Ellen Degeneres to discuss the film, and more surprisingly, his newfound affection for Golden Globe and Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand.
Johnson explained to Ellen that his 16-year-old daughter, Simone, was working as an ambassador at the Golden Globes, ushering presenters and winners off the stage. When McDormand took to the stage following the announcement of her best actress win for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” the actress, no doubt elated and overwhelmed, had the presence of mind to thank Simone for her assistance and even shook her hand.
But that’s not the only recognition McDormand gave to Simone.
The Rock shares the story at the 3-minute mark of the interview below.
So Frances – and I’ll never forget this – Frances McDormand, she wins a Golden Globe. And she goes up there – and I love Frances, we all do – and she goes up, and she goes to speak. And right before she speaks, she turns around and walks like back stage to the back of the stage and shakes Simone’s hand out of the blue. And it just blew me away. No one did that, and she had the awareness to do this to my 16-year-old daughter. She thanked everyone and turned around and thanked her and gave her speech.
Now as she’s walking off, Frances grabs Simone’s hand, and she has the globe in (one) hand and Simone’s hand in (her other) hand. She kisses Simone’s hand, and I was like, Jesus. I was just so blown away by that gesture. So beautiful of her. And I’ve been meaning, by the way, to call her and tell her, but now that I’m here, I’ve gotta tell you, Ellen, I’ve got a little crush on Frances.
The interaction between McDormand and Simone Johnson was all caught on camera during the ceremony.
No word on whether the feeling is mutual between the two actors, but we’d love to hear McDormand’s (no doubt deadpan) thoughts on both The Rock’s crush and her graciousness towards his daughter.