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Thursday 17 January 2019

Melissa McCarthy smuggled sandwiches into Golden Globes to feed hungry celebs

The Can You Ever Forgive Me? star shared snacks with hungry fellow celebs inside the auditorium.

Melissa McCarthy arrives at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Melissa McCarthy arrives at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

By Alastair Reid, Press Association

Actress Melissa McCarthy smuggled a batch of 30 ham and cheese sandwiches into this year’s Golden Globes to feed hungry stars during the ceremony.

As is often the case with awards shows, dinner was served while many celebrities were still on the red carpet to avoid extra noise, so the Can You Ever Forgive Me? star took matters into her own hands.

“I’ve been handing them out to everyone,” McCarthy told Variety. “Next year, I’m bringing hot dogs.”

British actress Olivia Colman acknowledged the charitable act during her acceptance speech for best actress in a musical or comedy, shouting from the stage “thank you for the sandwiches!”.

Actress Jessica Chastain reportedly asked how McCarthy managed to get the snacks into the auditorium but added: “It’s a good idea because by the time you get into the ballroom dinner has already been served, and you’re always so hungry.”

A picture of the savoury snacks given to Variety shows they appear to have come from restaurant Joan’s on Third, where a “fromager d’affinois and apricot glazed ham” sandwich costs 7.95 US dollars (£6.24).

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