During his recent appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ Rob Lowe shared how he mistakenly sent a congratulatory text intended for Robert Downey Jr. to another actor instead.
This texting fail took place after Downey Jr.’s win at the Golden Globes, where he secured the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer.’ Overjoyed for his long-time friend and high schoolmate, Lowe texted what he thought was Downey Jr.’s number:
“So Downey does this amazing acceptance speech at the Golden Globes. And I’m so excited for him. So I texted him: ‘So glad you won. That is the most beautiful acceptance speech I’ve heard in a long time. Boy, do you deserve it.'”
He then realized his mistake, but it was too late:
“I hit it. And I realized, oh s***, I just sent that to Bradley Cooper.”
Bradley Cooper, who was also a nominee at the Golden Globes for his role in ‘Maestro,’ lost in his category. Attempting to remedy the situation, Lowe followed up with Cooper, explaining the message was meant for Downey Jr. According to Lowe, this made things even worse.
Watch that part below.
Lowe and Downey Jr. Have Been Friends For a Long Time
Robert Downey Jr. and Rob Lowe’s friendship spans decades, dating back to their high school days and rising careers in the 1980s.
Downey Jr. recently visited Lowe’s podcast ‘Literally!,’ where the two had discussions about the actor’s career and speculations on his potential return to Marvel as Iron Man/Tony Stark. Lowe humorously suggested a lucrative deal for Downey Jr.’s comeback. You can read that story here.
Lowe’s appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ wasn’t just about this texting mishap. He spoke about various topics, including his desire to box another celebrity, his involvement in the game show ‘The Floor,’ and his participation in Dodgers celebrity baseball games. The show also featured a throwback to the 1980s with a picture of Lowe and actress Ann Jillian.
Beyond the Golden Globe win, Robert Downey Jr.’s performance in ‘Oppenheimer’ has been met with critical acclaim, earning him the Critic’s Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor and a nomination at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. He is also widely anticipated to receive an Oscar nomination.
Fans of Downey Jr. can look forward to his upcoming roles in ‘Sherlock Holmes 3,’ ‘All-Star Weekend,’ and ‘The Sympathizer.’