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Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes for Jenny the Donkey’s Fake Oscars Cameo
Of course, there was no fooling The Banshees of Inisherin writer and director Martin McDonagh.
“It wasn’t Jenny,” the filmmaker, whose movie was nominated in nine categories, said backstage at the ceremony, per the Los Angeles Times. “We never would have allowed that to happen.”
So where is the real Jenny? “Martin fell so in love with her that he never wanted her to work again,” Fircroft Animal Actors’ Rita Moloney, who scouted Jenny for the film, told Vulture in October. “He asked if she could just do this movie, and then retire. Now she’s just a happy donkey running with other miniature donkeys. I only saw her about three weeks ago down in County Carlow, and she’s looking fine, fit, and healthy. She’s just living the dream.”