Actress Brenda Fricker, who played the reclusive “pigeon lady” in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, becomes blunt about her holiday plans.
The 75-year-old Oscar winner shared that Christmas “can be very dark” for someone like herself, who lives alone, during a recent appearance on The Ray D’Arcy Show. Stating,
“I would be lying if I said that it would be a nice and happy Christmas because … I’m old and I live alone. It can be very dark,” she said, adding that she has spent past Christmas holidays in solitude.
“I just turn the phone off and put the blinds down. I do pre-record some good programs, and I have my dog and I get myself through it that way,” she further spoke. “I don’t want to be sounding kind of negative but it is a different kind of Christmas, that’s all.”
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Fricker noted, however, that there is another vacation that is very hard for her to spend alone.
“I don’t find Christmas all that difficult. What I do find very difficult is New Year’s Eve,” she opened up, explaining there’s “no one to turn around to hug or smile at” when her local church bells ring at midnight to usher in the new year.
“I can’t get away from the bells,” she said depressingly.
When host Ray D’Arcy said it was “ironic” Fricker responded, “Well, the pigeon lady was very much on her own.” so many families will be watching her in the Home Alone sequel as she spends Christmas alone.
Fricker added that she no longer talks to her former costar, Mccaulay Culkin, although she sometimes thinks of him. Adding,
“I worry about him, but I’m not in touch with him,” she said.
The Home Alone Child star got into addiction problems, especially Heroin which kind of destroyed his career and life too, although there are news regarding him sobering up. Only god knows how much of it is true!
Fricker has starred in over 30 films and TV shows, including Angels in the Outfield, Albert Nobbs and My Left Foot, in addition to her appearance in the 1992 Christmas classic, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1989.
In 2014, Fricker announced that after her 2013 role in the Canadian series, Forgive Me, it is unlikely she will continue to act.
According to The Herald, “I’m semi-retired now,” she said during a talk at Galway Film Fleadh. “I’ve been 40 years in the business, so no.”