Open Post: Hosted By Ed Begley Jr. And His Daughter Taking Public Transportation To The Oscars

March 15, 2023 / Posted by:

If I had to catch public transportation in my formal suit to the Oscars, I think I would just stay home. Not Ed Begley Jr., though. He’s a beloved actor and a longtime member of The Academy.  Another thing that’s dear to Ed is his environmental activism, which is why he chose to take Los Angeles public transportation to the ceremony with his daughter Hayden Carson Begley, who filmed the entire trek in a video that’s equal parts “Awww” with a little “Awww HELL no!” mixed in for good measure.

According to BuzzFeed News, this isn’t Ed’s first time utilizing public transportation to attend the Oscars. And Hayden spent six days before their bus and subway excursion on TikTok documenting how using public transportation can reduce everyone’s carbon footprint. On the seventh day, she showed everyone the Grand Finale, which should have been titled My Oscars Odyssey starring Ed Begley, Jr.

Hayden, wearing a formal black dress, and her father, wearing a suit, took the LA Metro bus from Valley Village to Studio City, got on the Red Line subway, exited in Hollywood after a few stops, and walked through closed-off streets and pedestrians gawking on the sidewalk looking to spot any celebrity. Little did those sightseers know that two Oscars attendees were walking right by them.


Replying to @puffvick we took the subway back too but out phones died #oscars #oscars2023 #fy #fyp #fypシ #fypage #foryoupage #publictransport #publictransportation

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Ed says Hayden was “a good sport” to accompany him to the ceremony on public transportation, and Hayden was definitely all about that life when he brought the idea to her.

I remember my dad coming into my room and saying, “Do you want to make a statement?” I was like, yeah, what are we gonna do? Like, this is so exciting. He’s like, “We’re gonna take the subway to the Oscars,” and I was like, I am so game.

This is sweet. HOWEVER, I honestly thought Ed was going because they were finally giving She-Devil the Oscar it was robbed of thirty-four years ago. How does a movie featuring Meryl Streep, Linda Hunt, AND that industrial-sized mole on Roseanne’s face NOT at least get three Best Supporting Actress nominations? That’s what Ed and Hayden really need to protest.

Pic: Twitter

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