Hollywood star Imelda Staunton admits taking sandwiches and snacks to the Oscars

Hollywood star Imelda Staunton admits taking sandwiches and snacks to the Oscars

HOLLYWOOD actress Imelda Staunton has admitted taking sandwiches and snacks to the Oscars. 

In an interview with Graham Norton, the actress - whose parents came from Co Mayo to north London in the 1950s - she said she worried about getting hungry.

The actress' role in 2004 film Vera Drake earned her a Best Actress nomination at the Academy Awards - but she missed out to Hillary Swank in Million Dollar Baby.

Staunton, 62, said: "It was a long journey so I packed sandwiches and a bag full of snacks to have in the limo. How very English of me to worry about getting hungry."

Asked if she was disappointed to lose out to Swank, she said: "I’m not bitter... I sort of knew I wouldn’t win.

"Because it happened to me later in life I knew I had my career and it wouldn’t change my life so I could absolutely enjoy the whole thing of it without thinking, ‘This is going to make me.’

"We partied and it was gorgeous."

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The actress will feature on Norton's hit chat show this evening on BBC One at 10.35pm for her new film Finding Your Feet, which will be released in March.

Of the new film, Staunton said: "It’s about having a life when you are middle aged. Usually the story is with the younger people, this time it is with us and it’s rich, funny and heartbreaking – things that happen at any time of life."

Appearing alongside the veteran actress on Friday night’s show is The Voice coach Will.i.am who said he thinks time travel 'will happen' while also revealing he has been trying to lose weight.

"I used to layer up to hide everything and wear big brimmed hats – I have big brimmed hats for when I am a little plump to make me look smaller, but now I just eat rabbit food and have lost 20lbs,"  he said.

Cuba Gooding Jr and singer-songwriter George Ezra also appear on the programme.

Catch The Graham Norton Show tonight at 10.35pm on BBC One on Friday night.