Renner’s Oscars Week StruggleBy WENN
Thursday, September 23, 2010
THE HURT LOCKER star JEREMY RENNER’s 2010 Oscars thrill was tainted by a house remodelling nightmare - the Best Actor nominee had no electricity or running water when he woke up on Academy Awards day.
The actor admits he was living in a half-built home throughout the run-up to the Oscars - and he woke in a terrible state on one of the proudest moments of his life.
He explains, “I was going through a break-up with a girlfriend… and so I moved into the house a little early and it didn’t have running water or power.
“I had to tape plastic around my bed to keep the dust and all the debris away from me.”
But, like his tough character in The Hurt Locker, Renner found away of adapting to his bizarre circumstances in Los Angeles’ urban jungle.
He adds, “There’s a lot of places that have running water… I’d be in a nice, fine suit.. and I’d run into, like, a Starbucks or a McDonald’s or a restaurant.
“I was like a really finely dressed homeless person.”
But it all became a little too much for Renner when his mother and brother came to stay with him - and the house still wasn’t ready: “I got a hotel for just a week.”