Following the 93rd Academy Awards on April 28, Dame Joan joined Lorraine Kelly on her self-titled chat show to talk about all the gossip from the ceremony. As she reflected on her own experiences at the Oscars, Dame Joan recalled being rushed to hospital after she fainted at the Vanity Fair party.
“Afterwards at the party, at the Vanity Fair Party and also I had been taking antibiotics because I’d had a cold,” she recalled.
“Do not drink when you have been taking antibiotics, which is what I did.
“I came over all weird and the next thing I knew I was on the floor, I’d fainted, and Percy had called the first responders.
“They came very fast, a bunch of good-looking men who asked me to take my dress off, which I couldn’t do.
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Dame Joan added: “But it was very serious tonight, it didn’t look like anybody was having much fun, except the winners.”
Speaking on Sir Antony Hopkins winning Leading Actor for his role in The Father, Dame Joan commented: “I was longing for Tony because I’ve known him for a long time.
“I thought his performance was spectacular.”
Sir Anthony became the oldest-ever actor to win the award aged 83.