“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
Dev recently spoke out against President Trump‘s travel pan and why it “terrifies” him in a way.
“It was quite overwhelming, very sad. It’s kind of a strange situation when you’re walking a red carpet and at the same time people are out marching the streets because of so much strife in the air,” he said on CNN‘s New Day. “I’m not an American, so I tread very carefully when I say this, but I’m a product of immigrants. My parents came from Nairobi in Kenya and moved to London… they’ve been nothing but in service of the country they live in and completely proud to be British.”
Natalie is nominated for Jackie, Viola for Fences, and Nicole for Lion. Also in attendance were nominees Denzel Washington (for Fences), Dev Patel (for Lion), Jeff Bridges (for Hell or High Water) and Mel Gibson (for directing Hacksaw Ridge). Laura Dern was also in attendance to show her support.
FYI: Natalie is wearing a Topshop look with Steve Madden flats. Nicole is wearing a Chanel dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Chanel bag, Omega watch, and Fred Leighton ring. Viola is wearing a Bottega Veneta dress, Roger Vivier shoes, and Ippolita Jewelry earrings. Laura is wearing a Roksanda dress, Monsur Gavriel shoes, Fernando George earrings and bracelet, Jane Taylor ring, and Prada clutch. More Here! »
Ruth Negga and Naomie Harris both step out looking stunning for the The Virtuosos Awards held during the 2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Saturday evening (February 4) in Santa Barbara, Calif.
FYI: NaomieProenza Schouler top and skit, Casadei shoes, Dauphin earrings and ring, and a Lee Savage clutch. Ruth is wearing a Dolce dress with Sarah Hendler X Gemfields emerald earrings and a Marina B X Gemfields ring.
. Janelle is wearing a Thom Browne dress.
25+ pictures inside of Ruth Negga, Naomie Harris, and more buzzworthy stars at the SBIFF…More Here! »