Jon Gries' Truth on Aubrey Plaza's SAG Awards Stage Incident
Jon Gries, who portrayed Greg in the HBO show, explained what really happened on stage when Aubrey Plaza seemed unhappy as the cast won Best Ensemble.
In an exclusive interview with Page Six, Gries shared that he noticed Aubrey Plaza was being blocked by a group of about 15 people. He then advised her to look towards the front.
He then added, “You might want to fix that first,” referring to the underboob peeking out of her revealing Michael Kors dress.
Gries, 65, says that Plaza, 38, seemingly mouthed “Jesus Christ” after the interaction because she was “just being funny.”
“I think what she was intimating is why would that be a problem if my nipple is showing,” he explains.
“That’s her humor — She has that dry, dead-pan wit; that’s her biting wit.”
“We wanted him to speak; we all wanted him to. He’s F. Murray Abraham! He’s a frigging legend,” Gries said of the 83-year-old Oscar winner.
Gries also revealed that he even texted Plaza Monday morning after seeing the exchange had gone viral, upset that it turned into a “creepy moment.”
Plaza even joked that Gries had “saved” her from a wardrobe malfunction, he tells us.
Further squashing any thoughts of conflict, the “Napoleon Dynamite” actor noted that the funny woman partied with the rest of the cast at Chateau Marmont until 1:30 a.m. after the show.
Plaza — who is known for her stoic, deadpan demeanor — went viral Sunday night for appearing angry and seemingly mouthing “Jesus Chris” while on stage with her “White Lotus” co-stars.
“Why was aubrey plaza so mad to win for white lotus? #SAGAwards,” one viewer tweeted after during awards show while another noted, “She seemed REALLY pissed off.”
She shook off the speculation and appeared happier than ever as she giggled and joked with her castmates and fellow A-listers backstage.