Celebrities are always trying to show us how they care about the environment with their fancy Ford Prii, but eco-warrior Ed Begley Jr. (and my walking/biking/bus riding hero) just bested them all: He rode the subway to the Academy Awards tonight.
— Ed Begley, Jr. (@edbegleyjr) March 2, 2014
Begley—who was invited because he’s a governor for the Academy—took the Red Line from the Valley, where he lives in a modest house I’ve written about for Dwell (he’s currently building a new one as part of a new show about sustainable construction). He couldn’t get off at Hollywood and Highland (for out-of-towners: that’s the station right beneath the Dolby Theater, where the Oscars are held) because Metro closes it due to security risks, so Begley had to walk along Hollywood Boulevard from the Hollywood and Vine station—with his daughter in heels.
It’s not a far walk—about .8 miles, or 25 minutes—but since that’s also the route most people take to get to the show, they were spotted by several attendees who were—yes—sitting in traffic.