October 3, 2022
Kenan Thompson jokes about Leonardo DiCaprio and Zendaya at the 2022 Emmys

Well, it was awkward.

During his opening monologue at the 2022 Emmys on September 12, the host Kenan Thompson made fun of excitement star and nominee Zendaya and infamous dating history Leonardo Dicaprio,

“26 is a strange age in Hollywood,” Kennan said of Zendaya inside Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, “you’re young enough to play a high school student, but much older than Leonardo DiCaprio. “

For those not in the loop, Leo has gained a reputation for dating women until they are of a certain age. As a reference, he broke up with his girlfriend of 25 years Camilla Morrone in August.

After Kenan makes fun of himself, an embarrassed Zendaya tucks her head into his hands.

During his monologue, Kenan also took a dig at HBO’s lack of diversity succession,

,succession There are 25 nominations,” Kennan began. “I love the Roy family. It is the only show with three brothers and no brothers either.”

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