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'Home Alone 2' Pigeon Lady, Brenda Fricker, 72, Says She Has to Spend Christmas All Alone

Olowokandi Fiyin
Dec 23, 2020
07:20 P.M.

"Home Alone 2" actress Brenda Fricker who played the pigeon lady in the 1992 sequel, revealed her heartbreaking Christmas plans. The Hollywood star confessed that she would be alone for the holidays.

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As the world enters into Christmas week, many families would gather to watch the phenomenal "Home Alone" sequels. One reserved yet poignant character they can't miss is the legendary Pigeon Lady in the second sequel.

The quiet character was played by none other than the award-winning Irish actress Brenda Fricker. During a recent appearance on "The Ray D'Arcy Show," the 72-year-old opened up about her holiday plans.

Brenda Fricker attends a screening of "A Long Way From Home" at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival at Savoy on February 15, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. | Photo: Getty Images

Brenda Fricker attends a screening of "A Long Way From Home" at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival at Savoy on February 15, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. | Photo: Getty Images

After expressing her concern for young people who have been deprived of the ability to go out and fun due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Fricker then got candid about what she would do on Christmas Day. She said:

"I would be lying if I said that it would be a nice and happy Christmas because I'm one of those people. I'm old, and I live alone. It can be very dark."

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When asked if she had spent past Christmases alone, Fricker answered yes and tried to give fans a glimpse into how the festive day goes for her. According to the "Casualty" star, she usually turns off her phone and drops the blinds.

Earlier this week, Fricker's character was hilariously depicted by Kristen Wiig in an "SNL" parody.

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She then pre-records some programs while her dog stays by her side as she gets through the day. The Oscar winner then explained that Christmas wasn't the holiday she found so difficult as another one makes her heartbroken. In her words:

"I don't find Christmas all that difficult. What I do find very difficult is New Year's Eve."

She explained that the bells ringing remind her there is no one to hug or smile at, which makes it a different kind of holiday season. After "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York," Fricker starred in several movies and television shows.

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Her popular acting credits include "Albert Nobbs," "Angels in the Outfield," and "My Left Foot" — which made her the first Irish actress to win an Oscar. Earlier this week, Fricker's character was hilariously depicted by Kristen Wiig in an "SNL" parody.

In the parody, Kevin McCallister sets the pigeon lady in the Plaza Hotel before Harry and Marv disrupted their plans. Other cast members have also gone on to do great things after the 1992 classic.

The star of the hilarious holiday film, Macaulay Culkin, who played the mischievous Kevin starred in "Uncle Buck" and hosted "Saturday Night Live" before he retired from Hollywood in 2000.

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Actor Joe Pesci who played Harry Lyme, the half of the burglar duo who were disturbed by Culkin's character, went on to star in "The Good Shepherd" and "Lethal Weapon" before his retirement in 1999 to focus on music.

Daniel Stern, who played the other half of the silly criminal duo, Marv, majored in theatre and television and has done voice-overs for shows like "Family Guy" and "Dilbert."

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