Woody Harrelson's Approving Mother24 February 2010
'The Messenger' actor Woody Harrelson has revealed his mother Diane only started approving of his career as an actor once he had been nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
Woody Harrelson's Approving Mother
Woody Harrelson's mother only approves of his career now he's been nominated for an Oscar.
The 48-year-old star - who is up for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role as Captain Tony Stone in 'The Messenger' - has only just been accepted as an actor by his mum Diane, because he has been shortlisted for an honour alongside Hollywood veteran Christopher Plummer.
He revealed: "I got a note from my mom, and she said, 'You finally arrived. You've been nominated in the same category with Christopher Plummer.' So, I got my mom's approval, which is enough, you know what I mean? I don't need a statue."
Because of the star-studded nominees, Woody is convinced he only has a minute chance of scooping the coveted award.
He revealed on 'The Ellen Degeneres Show', which will air tonight (24.02.10): "I look at being nominated as a win. I have to think that way. I think my chances of winning are probably about less than one per cent."
The 82nd Academy Awards will take place on Sunday March 7, at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.