Alan Arkin, who last night took home the Best Supporting Actor honor for his role in “Little Miss Sunshine” didn’t have the best of wishes for his nominated co-star, ten-year-old Abigail Breslin.
“I hope she loses frankly,” he told Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell and Shaun Robinson on the Oscar red carpet. “No, I’m serious. I am not joking.”
Arkin continued on his rant, telling Access he hoped the attention the young actress is getting would subside.
“I hope she loses. What, next year she is going to get the Nobel Prize? It’s enough. She has had enough attention,” he said. “I love her and I love her family; and I feel enough is enough. She is a kid; she needs to have a childhood….I hope she loses.”
When asked if he thought he would “steal the show” with Breslin, Arkin, who won for playing a foul mouthed, drug taking grandfather in “Little Miss Sunshine,” replied “I am not going to steal anything. We are going to take what’s rightfully ours and nothing more.”