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Glenn Close Spills On Her Oscars Rituals: ‘I Wear My Grandmother’s Ring’

Glenn Close Oscars Rituals Grandmothers Ring
Glenn Close attends the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los AngelesJohn Sciulli/Getty Images

Oscar nominees, they’re just like Us. Sort of. At the 18th AARP Movies for Grownups Awards on Monday, February 5, Glenn Close told Us Weekly she’ll be bringing a good luck charm with her to the Academy Awards on February 24. “[I’ll] probably wear my grandmother’s ring [that] I’m wearing now,” said the 71-year-old, who noted that she borrowed the piece of jewelry from her sister.

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Their heirloom, Close explained, belonged to her maternal grandmother. “She should have been an actress,” said the Fatal Attraction star. “She never would have been allowed to be an actress, so I’m taking her with me through all this.”

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Another Oscar ritual for Close, who is nominated this year for best actress for her role in The Wife, is not to think about the big day too much. The star said her recent 14-week run in the play Mother of the Maid at New York City’s Public Theater “f—-ing wore me out,” but she did it specifically to keep her mind off of awards season. “I wanted to be working on something creative rather than worrying about a f—-ing award. So it was great.”

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Glenn Close Sir Pippin of Beanfield Dog Oscars Rituals Grandmothers Ring
Glenn Close speaks onstage with her dog Sir Pippin of Beanfield at the Maltin Modern Master Award Honoring Glenn Close during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on February 2, 2019. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF

She also spilled on who she might be bringing as a date: her pooch, Pip! The Havanese recently accompanied the Crooked House star to accept the Maltin Modern Master Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and she said it “would be really nice” to have him on the Academy Awards red carpet with her.

The only downside? “I’d have to take him out to pee a couple of times,” she quipped to Us.

Close has been nominated for seven Oscars throughout her career, but she has yet to win.

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