People convinced they know who was inside Cocaine Bear costume at Oscars
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Viewers are convinced they know who was inside the Cocaine Bear costume at the Oscars.
The film's director Elizabeth Banks arrived on stage to present the Oscar for Visual Effects, joined by the titular bear of her new flick - initially tripping up as she walked out before saying the bear had made her stumble.
She said: “Without visual effects, Cocaine Bear would have been some actor in a bear suit probably on cocaine."
While they weren't giving much away about who was inside, many people reckoned they knew the secret.
"It's Matt Damon in the Cocaine Bear suit isn't it," one said.
Someone else wrote: "Who else thought Matt Damon was going to pop out of Cocaine Bear??"
A third agreed: "How many of you were waiting for Cocaine Bear to be unmasked as Matt Damon in that last Jimmy Kimmel bit?"
A fourth said: "How you gonna set up that joke and not reveal Cocaine Bear to be Matt Damon? Lol."
Damon and Kimmel have been locked in a fake feud after the actor became something of a running gag on the talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live.
It all stems back to the third season in 2005, when Kimmel joked at the end of the show that they'd had to cut the A-lister from the programme.
“I want to apologize to Matt Damon, we ran out of time,” he said, in turn creating a bit that he would return to a number of times over the years.
At one point this evening, Kimmel made a quick dig at Damon, asking Jessica Chastain: “Was it difficult filming your movie The Martian because your co-star Matt Damon can’t read and smells like dog medicine?”
Laughing, she replied: “I didn’t really have a lot of scenes with him, so it was fine.”
For now, however, we don't know for sure who was inside the furry suit.
Other viewers joked that it would have been especially surprising if none other than Will Smith jumped out, even though we all know the actor's been banned from the ceremony for the next decade.
"Will Smith sneaking in Oscars in Bear outfit #Oscars2023 #Oscar #CocaineBear is definitely a loophole," one viewer commented.
Another added: "Feels like they're gonna do a reveal of who's in the cocaine bear costume at some point and i think the funniest person for it to be would be Will Smith #oscars."
A third said: "Wait… Is #WillSmith hiding inside Cocaine Bear?"
More to follow...