“It’s my mom, yeah. Momma Patel. I gotta be careful with her though,” the 26-year-old Oscar-nominated Lion actor told Jimmy Fallon while making an appearance on The Tonight Show on Wednesday (February 8) in New York City.
However, Dev does have some concerns about bringing his mother after having a rather awkward encounter with Daniel Craig at the BAFTA‘s in 2009.
“I took her for Slumdog Millionaire, we went to the BAFTA’s in London. She was at the after-party, this mad Indian woman, and a crowd starting forming around her. She was talking to Daniel Craig,” Dev noted. “She was going on about how much she loves James Bond. She said, ‘Oh my god, you’re my favorite bond, Pierce, I just think you’re fantastic!’ She thought he was Pierce Brosnan. He very graciously corrected her.”
Dev Patel’s Mom Confused Her James Bonds in Front of Daniel Craig
A new wave of presenters for the 2017 Oscars has been announced – and this is going to be a show jam-packed with A-listers!
“These actors are why we love to go to the movies,” Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, Oscars producers, said in a statement. “From blockbusters to art house films, these artists deliver every time and we’re thrilled to welcome them to the 89th Oscars stage.”
The Oscars are set to air on Sunday (February 26) and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
Leonardo won the Best Actor award for The Revenant, Brie won the Best Actress award for Room, Mark won the Best Supporting Actor Award for Bridge of Spies, and Alicia won the Best Supporting Actress for The Danish Girl.
These four are the first presenters announced for the show, which will air on Sunday (February 26) on ABC. The Oscars will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel!
The 44-year-old Oscar-winning director, who is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film for The Salesman, released a statement expressing his thoughts about the situation.
“I regret to announce via this statement that I have decided to not attend the Academy Awards Ceremony alongside my fellow members of the cinematic community,” Asghar said in a statement to the New York Times.
He added, “The possibility of this presence is being accompanied by ifs and buts which are in no way acceptable to me even if exceptions were to be made for my trip.”
Asghar continued on to share his “condemnation” over the “unjust conditions” and other thoughts he would have said to the press if he had attended.