‘Pigeon Lady’ Actress From Home Alone 2 Says Christmas ‘Can Be Very Dark’ for Her: ‘I’m Old and I Live Alone’

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20th Century Fox/shutterstock Brenda Fricker in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Brenda Fricker, the actress who played the reclusive “pigeon lady” in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, has let the public know that her Christmas’ are not all that great — sadly.

During a recent appearance on The Ray D’Arcy Show, the 75-year-old Oscar winner shared that Christmas “can be very dark” for someone like herself, who lives alone.

I would be lying if I said that it would be a nice and happy Christmas because … I’m old and I live alone. It can be very dark,” she said, adding that she has spent past Christmas holidays in solitude.

I just turn the phone off and put the blinds down. I do pre-record some good programs, and I have my dog and I get myself through it that way,” she continued. “I don’t want to be sounding kind of negative but it is a different kind of Christmas, that’s all.

Fricker let people know that Christmas isn’t even the worst holiday she finds hard to bare alone.

I don’t find Christmas all that difficult. What I do find very difficult is New Year’s Eve,” she shared, explaining there’s “no one to turn around to hug or smile at” when her local church bells ring at midnight to usher in the new year.

I can’t get away from the bells,” she said.

The sad irony here is that Fricker depicts a lonely, homeless woman in the movie Home Alone 2 — where she is alone for Christmas.

20th Century Fox/shutterstock Brenda Fricker in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Fricker added that she doesn’t speak to her former costar Mccaulay Culkin anymore, though she does think about him occasionally.

I worry about him, but I’m not in touch with him,” she said.

Aside from her amazing role in Home Alone 2, Fricker has acted in over 30-films and has had an absolutely incredible career!