British actress Imelda Staunton is determined to avoid the pre-Oscars
madness when it comes to dresses and gems by calling on a costume designer pal
to help her out.
The VERA DRAKE star, who is nominated for a Best Actress prize, has
steered clear of designers who want her to wear their outfits, because she
can't be bothered with the fuss.
She says, "I've got a costume designer in London who does films and stuff
and I just phoned him up and said, 'Ooh, listen, could we think of something to
And she jokes she could end up looking like Bjork: "I could go as a duck
or something. Something feathery."