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Despite new viral fame, ‘House Alone’ pigeon lady expects lonely holiday

She’ll be “house alone” for Christmas.

Actress Brenda Fricker’s lonely pigeon lady in “House Alone 2: Misplaced in New York” has turn into a staple of holiday cinema.

Sadly, plainly her precise Yuletide plans will likely be sadly just like her iconic character’s — as Fricker introduced she’ll be spending a “darkish” Christmas alone this yr.

“I’m 75 now, and I might be mendacity if I mentioned it might be a pleasant and completely happy Christmas as a result of I’m previous and I reside alone, ” the Dublin-based thespian revealed on Ray D’Arcy’s  Radio 1 Present. “It may be very darkish.”

Certain, she generated contemporary fame in 2020 because of viral “lookalike” memes and a wildly bloody “Saturday Night time Dwell” homage — however she is admittedly lonely as the vacations close to.

“I flip the cellphone off and put the blinds down. I do pre-record some good packages and I’ve my canine and I get myself by it that method,” she advised the outlet. “I don’t need to be sounding type of damaging however it’s a completely different type of Christmas, that’s all.”

Despite her bleak Christmas routine, Fricker is extra involved about year-end festivities: “Whereas I don’t discover Christmas all that tough, what I do discover tough is New Yr’s Eve,” she lamented.

Brenda Fricker in 2012.
Brenda Fricker in 2012.
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That is apparently not the primary holiday in solitude for Fricker, who has reportedly remained single for the reason that finish of her nine-year marriage to director Barry Davies in 1988, the Mirror reported. It was a case of artwork imitating life, because the star’s bird-loving vagabond in 1992’s “House Alone 2” was dumped by her fiancé, inflicting her to turn into a recluse till befriending the movie’s important character Kevin McCallister (performed by Macauley Culkin).

In actual life, Fricker reportedly doesn’t communicate to Culkin anymore, though she does take into consideration him occasionally.

“No I don’t [hear from Macaulay], I fear about him however I’m not in contact with him,” she advised D’Arcy.

Fricker retired from performing in 2014 after an illustrious six-decade profession that noticed her win the Finest Supporting Actress Oscar for her position reverse Daniel Day-Lewis within the 1989 drama “My Left Foot.”

Piers Morgan and Brenda Fricker as the "Pigeon Lady."
Piers Morgan and Brenda Fricker’s “Pigeon Lady” went viral when Twitter twits seen a resemblance.
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Whereas Fricker might have flown underneath the popular culture radar in recent times, her “House Alone 2” pigeon lady lives on because of memes and viral movies.

Host Kristen Wiig did a goofily gory send-up of the character over the weekend on “SNL,” and UK tv character Piers Morgan denied a wild rumor that he portrayed the pigeon lady after social-media watchdogs, together with his personal son, famous the resemblance.

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