By now, you’d be well aware of the Internet’s latest obsession: Baby Yoda. He’s the adorable Mandalorian creature who has captured our hearts, brought a tear to our eyes, and birthed hundreds and hundreds of incredible memes.
It’s hard to quantify the amount of Baby Yoda content I’ve willingly consumer over the past few weeks, but it’s safe to say, me and my colleagues have become well acquainted with the sweet green critter. Actress Laura Dern, on the other hand, seems to think Baby Yoda is a real life person.
In a recent red carpet interview with Variety, Laura Dern was asked “have you seen Baby Yoda?” to which she replied, “Yes, I did…today” with an unexpected level of certainty.
“I think he was at a basketball game,” she said. “He was in PA (Pennsylvania?)…That’s all I’m gonna say.”
A BASKETBALL GAME? IN PENNSYLVANIA? Does Laura Dern think Baby Yoda is a real person? Does she not know who he is and is trying to appear like she does? There are so many questions.
It’s the ultimate ‘OK Boomer’ moment and judging by the host’s reaction, he’s just as shocked at Dern’s response as we are.
Even Jennifer Lopez wasn’t sure who he was. When she was asked the same question at the same event, she had to be reminded of the character by her red carpet handler. “I like Baby Yoda, I think Baby Yoda’s amazing.” Well, that’s a relief.
It’s been a big week for Star Wars hottest new export – he’s not only the topic of red carpet interviews, but he’s launching hot new merch, leading the US Presidential race and was even put forward as the next in line for the throne if the Queen was to legitimately pass away.
I’m so here for Baby Yoda and people thinking he’s a real life human being.
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