Some people might take their mothers, wives or husbands to the Oscars, but honorary recipient Jackie Chan showed up on the red carpet with a more unlikely partner.
Or, to be more precise, two unlikely partners – of the panda variety.
Yup, the action movie legend turned up to the biggest night in Hollywood with a couple of cuddly panda toys in tow – which in Oscar terms, is something you don’t see every day.
But like everything else which goes on on that red carpet, there was a pretty simple explanation for it all – it was all in aid of his role as panda ambassador.
‘I am the ambassador of panda and after the earthquake they get hurt and I raise them,’ Jackie explained. ‘I have two pandas in China of my own.’
Bless. Although he could have popped a couple of tuxes on them for their big night.
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