Dunaway stunned Cumming with food weighing

Scottish actor Alan Cumming was stunned when he once attended the Grammy Awards with Faye Dunaway - because the actress removed the contents of a sandwich to weigh it before she ate it.

Scottish actor Alan Cumming was stunned when he once attended the Grammy Awards with Faye Dunaway - because the actress removed the contents of a sandwich to weigh it before she ate it.

Oscar-winning Dunaway and Cumming attended the music ceremony as platonic dates, and Cumming admits he couldn't believe his eyes when she started dismantling her food.

He says: "We went backstage and she's got these sandwiches and I saw her taking the filling out of the sandwiches, putting it into a napkin and I thought: 'Oh dear, what's happening?'

"So Eminem is coming on and Faye and I go back to our seats in the front row of the Grammys and the cameras are swirling past us all the time and I hear '30 seconds to air' and I see Faye getting her scales out, taking the ham and cheese and starting to weigh it and I'm like: 'Oh my God, we're going to be on national television and she's weighing sandwiches.'

"It's 10 seconds to air and Faye says to me: 'Is this weird?' I said: 'I get it, but I think it could be perceived as weird.'

"But it works for her - she looks fantastic."

More in this section

#ChoosetoChallenge

Did you miss our Virtual Event with Alison O’Connor, Aoife Moore, Clodagh Finn, Derval O’Rourke and Vicky Phelan