For someone who was born and raised in the US and is not a vegetarian, it sounds impossible to not eat a hamburger at least once. However, Tessa Thompson confessed exactly that during Sunday night’s (March 12) Vanity Fair Oscar party.
The Creed III star said, “I’ve never had a hamburger in my life. I eat other things, I’ve just never had a hamburger.” She joked, “It’s the only thing extraordinary that I can still claim.” To add more shock to some food she’s never had before, the 39-year-old said she only recently tried an egg for the first time — and she wasn’t impressed.
“I had never had one of those. I don’t think they’re great,” she said. When reporter Amelia Dimoldenberg listed the many ways to enjoy an egg, Thompson said, “That’s the problem with them! It’s like, pick a lane.”
Still, there’s one traditional staple that Thompson is just fine with its versatility: “I love potatoes.”
Vanity Fair shared the clip on TikTok. Watch below:
#TessaThompson was *not* at the #VanityFairOscarParty In-N-Out line. #VFOscars #Oscars @ameliadimz♬ original sound - Vanity Fair
One fan commented on the video: “Is Tessa Thompson UN interesting or VERY interesting?” While another said, “No hamburgers? No eggs? In the words of Kandi Burress ‘THE LIES!‘” Another person didn’t believe the actress’ claims, commenting, “Yeh I don’t believe it. Eggs are in soooo many meals.”
Others compared Thompson to Robert Pattinson and SZA for being liars. “In her defense, she did get her bachelors degree from the Robert Pattinson School of Tall Tales and Fables. Iykyk.” While others said, “In her sza era,” and “sza what’re you doing here!”
You can see Tessa in Creed III alongside Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors, in theaters now. In the film, Thompson plays Bianca, the wife of Adonis Creed (Jordan). She shared in an interview with Refinery29 that she and Jordan “actually” went to couple’s therapy together “in character” to prep for their roles in the film.
“The line sometimes between character and us get blurred,” Thompson said of the experience which was “very weird,” she added. “But I think it reminded us of our own personal lives that going to therapy, even when a relationship is good, can be a good thing if you’re trying to just sharpen communication and figure out how someone works. It’s useful in so many relationships.”