Actor, Ed Begley, Refuses to Take a Fancy Limousine to the Oscars and the Reason Why Is Heartwarming

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Amidst the glamour of Hollywood, one actor chooses a path less traveled, literally. Ed Begley, known for his acting prowess, bucks the trend of flashy limousines on Oscar night, instead opting for a more down-to-earth approach—the subway. Accompanied by his daughter, Begley’s unconventional choice of transportation to the Academy Awards sparks curiosity.

Ed Begley started taking the subway to the Oscars.

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At the 95th Academy Awards, Begley and his daughter made a bold statement by proudly displaying their subway cards on the champagne-colored carpet at the Dolby Theatre. In a deliberate departure from the glitz and glamour associated with celebrity arrivals, the duo eschewed the customary chauffeured ride, opting instead to traverse the city streets on foot after disembarking from a nearby subway station.

Begley shared a snapshot of his unconventional journey to the prestigious event with his daughter, proudly declaring, “Red Line to the Red Carpet! Going to the Oscars by subway.”

There is a selfless reason behind their tradition of taking the subway.

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The tradition of Ed Begley Jr. and his daughter, Hayden Carson Begley, opting for the subway as their mode of transportation to the Oscars extends beyond a mere preference—it embodies a selfless commitment to environmental responsibility. The father-daughter duo has steadfastly turned their red carpet arrival into a tradition of eco-conscious commuting.

In making this statement, Begley and his daughter not only exemplify their dedication to environmental values. They also encourage a broader conversation about the importance of incorporating eco-friendly practices into high-profile events like the Oscars.

Ed Begley has done this since 2014.

The eco-conscious journey of Ed Begley Jr. and his daughter to the Oscars traces back to 2014 when they first initiated their environmentally friendly tradition by walking to the event. Demonstrating an unwavering commitment, Begley took his dedication a step further the following year by opting for a bicycle ride to the Academy Awards.

In a testament to his conviction, Begley shared the memorable moment on his social media, posting a picture of himself biking in the rain with the caption, “Never mind the rain. I’m riding my bike to the @TheAcademy Awards. Pardon the helmet hair.”

Another star who made a wise statement at the Oscars was Lady Gaga, and this time, it wasn’t just through her mesmerizing performance or stunning red carpet appearance. In a refreshing departure from the glitz and glamour associated with Hollywood’s most glamorous night, Lady Gaga opted to go makeup-free, revealing a sweet and profound reason behind her choice.


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