During a recent stop late last week on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, Perez joked about the experience when Noah brought up her appearance on stage alongside actors Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, her co-stars from 1992’s White Men Can’t Jump. The trio took the stage to present the Oscar for Best Cinematography and to recognize the 30th anniversary of their sports comedy.
“You were one of my favorite moments of the Oscars, that scene of the reunion of the cast of White Men Can’t Jump, that was cool to see on stage,” Noah said.
Perez playfully replied that she was “pissed off” at Snipes and Harrelson because she tried to explain to them that since the dress that she was wearing had a long train, she wanted them to “fluff it, let it go and let me walk out.” Instead of doing what Perez asked, Snipes and Harrelson held onto the train “the whole time” and laughed.
So, why weren’t Snipes and Harrelson able to follow simple directions? Perez has an explanation.
“They were high off their asses,” Perez said.
During the presentation, Harrelson repeated a line of dialogue from White Men Can’t Jump when he said that he was “in the zone,” which Perez replied with, “You mean like zoned out, like really high, like really zooted, like up there.”
Harrelson replied: “That is true. I wish I hadn’t done that bong rip in the car.” Snipes added that he wished he hadn’t joined him.
“It looks like I’m the only sober one up here,” Rosie Perez said. “Some things haven’t changed in 30 years.”
We’re still going to assume the interaction on stage was planned, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Snipes and Harrelson, at least in this case, decided to practice the process of method acting.