Marlee Matlin kept herself entertained during self-isolation by trying on her 1987 Oscars dress.
The 54-year-old actress joked with her Instagram followers that she was losing her mind while being housebound during the coronavirus outbreak so decided to spend some time trying on the lavender Theoni V. Aldredge gown she wore more than 33 years ago, when she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Sarah in the romantic drama Children of a Lesser God.
“I’m losing my mind. What else is it there to do? #oscardress#1987 #34yearsago #bestactress #childrenofalessergod #dressstillfitsthough #gottalaughatyourself #f***coronavirus #besafe #washyourhandsplease #academyawards,” she captioned a Boomerang video of herself in the dress and holding her Oscars statuette, leaving fans impressed that she could still fit into the gown.
In the comments, she explained to a fan that the horn-rimmed glasses she wore to the Oscars were also still in storage.
Matlin also made a collage comparing the 1987 and present day looks alongside the words, “What happens when you’re over the whole quarantine thing and dig through the closet.”
In the caption of the Twitter post, she added, “At least the dress still fits.”
Back in 2012, Matlin revealed in an op-ed for Entertainment Tonight that she wished she had taken off her glasses and ditched the baby’s breath flowers in her hair for the Oscars ceremony.
“Unfortunately, at the last moment, a combination of events left me walking out on the red carpet with baby’s breath in my hair (my hairdresser’s idea) and oversized black horned-rimmed glasses (my boyfriend’s idea who said sarcastically when I wanted to take them off, ‘You’re not a model’). If I had it all to take back, I would’ve ditched the baby’s breath and glasses. What can I say; it was my youth and it was the ’80s,” she joked.
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