This article from Vanity Fair made me smile so much! Eddie is adorable!
The T.S.A. has worked out oddly-specific regulations for seemingly every possible carry-on item—“creamy dips and cheeses”, meat cleavers, and paintball equipment included. One area for which the T.S.A. has not figured out regulations, however, seems to be acting awards. At least, that is what one Golden Globe winner suggested during an interview today.
While at the Oscar nominees luncheon on Monday in Los Angeles, Eddie Redmayne told reporters about his surreal experience at the airport last month, a day after winning his Golden Globe for The Theory of Everything.
“I saw the bag go through [the X-ray machine] and I saw the [T.S.A. attendant] stop the thing and then go close up on this weird shaped thing,” explained the actor. “She was like, ‘I think it’s an award or something.’”
Redmayne revealed that he was thrilled at the chance to show off his shiny new statuette.
“I was praying that they would make me open it up. . . and they did. That was very special moment,” he said, even if the T.S.A. attendant did not seem to recognize him. “The guy was like, ‘Is this real?’”
Redmayne is not the only actor to struggle with transporting a new acting award. Back in 2012, we stumbled upon photographic evidence that Julianne Moore, the everywoman of award winners, toted her Emmy award for Game Change through airport security in a brown paper bag. And we loved her even more for it.