Open Post: Hosted By Jenny The Donkey Enjoying Her Peaceful Life Away From The Oscars
With all the talk of a bunch of Irish people getting recognition in this year’s Oscars, let’s not forget who the real star of Ireland actually is: Jenny the donkey! Jenny stole the show in the critically acclaimed The Banshees of Inisherin, which is up for nine Oscars tonight. She played Colin Farrell’s best friend in the film and won over everyone’s hearts. Now that Jenny is a bona fide STAH, has fame gone to this beast of burden’s head? Nope! Jenny is just enjoying the simple life in a secret location in the Irish midlands. If only other actors would take a page from Jenny’s book.
Jenny could’ve vaulted her role into superstardom and become Hollywood’s go-to ass, replacing Jared Leto. However, she’s chosen to eschew fame and multimillion-dollar swag bags for the Irish countryside. via Irish Central:
The breakout star of “The Banshees of Inisherin” – Jenny the donkey, of course, is enjoying some peace and quiet in the Irish midlands after her star turn in the Academy Award-nominated hit.
Trainer Megan Hines told the Sunday World newspaper that Jenny, just three years old, is thriving, but staying out of the “Banshees” spotlight.
“The reason why she’s in a secret location (is) because we wouldn’t want her to be used for any commercial gain, but to live the life she deserves,” she stresses.
“People might overfeed her with carrots or whatever, or just generally cause her unnecessary distress.”
I suppose this is a nice outcome for Jenny, although she’d be a shoo-in for a reboot of the Budweiser donkey. It’s better that she grazes on the country’s soft grass than toking other kinds of grass in LA, ifyaknowhatImean! For those of you who love Jenny and are disappointed that you probably won’t be seeing her in Top Gun 3: Tom Cruise Stuntin’ in Space, you can watch a featurette all about her. A star is born!