Actor Ewan McGregor urged his mother to put a bet on Meryl Streep winning another OSCAR


ACTOR Ewan McGregor urged his mother to put a bet on Meryl Streep winning another Oscar but a bookie refused to take it.

Ewan McGregor’s mother Carole was refused odds on Meryl Streep winning an Oscar (WENN)

Carole McGregor was mysteriously refused odds on Streep bagging an Academy Award for her role in August: Osage County. MacGregor also stars in the film.

Perthshire-born McGregor, 42, is convinced Streep is heading for her fourth Oscar.

He revealed the bizarre story at a publicity event in London, saying: “I told my mum to go to the bookies and put money on Meryl. She said, ‘I don’t know if you can do that’. I said, just try and you will get amazing odds. But they just wouldn’t give her any odds on it.”

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Ewan believes that Meryl Streep may win her fourth Oscar for her latest role (WENN)

The film’s production outfit, The Weinstein Company, have postponed the release of the picture, also starring Julia Roberts, Sam Shepard, Juliette Lewis and Benedict Cumberbatch, to November in the belief this will enhance its chance of awards.

McGregor plays the unfaithful husband of Roberts’ character, whose dysfunctional family is gathering at the home of their cancer-stricken mother, played by Streep.

“I had the best seat in the house for their performances. Meryl is just a great leading lady,” McGregor added.

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