Lowestoft woman's Hollywood experience as husband wins Oscar
PUBLISHED: 15:44 16 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:05 20 March 2018
A Lowestoft woman rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous at the Oscars and the Baftas as her husband won one of the golden statues.
Natasha Lambert, 44, grew up in St Johns Road in the town and went to Kirkley High School before moving to London aged 18.
There she met her husband, Paul Lambert, who earlier this month won the Best Visual Effects Oscar and late last year Best Special Visual Effects Bafta for his work on Blade Runner 2049.
Mrs Lambert said: “To hear them say Blade Runner was full of euphoria and relief, and then it was just pandemonium from there.
“Everywhere you go when you walk around with either a Bafta or an Oscar is just incredible because everyone is drawn to it and wants to take photos of it, touch it and hold it.
“It really is incredible how mesmerising people get by it. It really is a key to the city, almost nowhere is off limits.”
She added: “At the Oscars we had a couple of parties beforehand and getting dropped off, doing the red carpet and the photography, and then the show itself was absolutely incredible.
“Just being in the mix of it was just incredible, especially after years of watching it on TV.”
However, Mrs Lambert revealed that non-household names do not receive the fabled gift baskets Oscar nominees are reported to get from the Academy.
She said: “We don’t get any of the gift baskets. The whole hype about the gift bag is all for the A listers. It was a little bit of disappointing.
“Every nominee at the Baftas gets a really nice basket. We got an espresso machine voucher, champagne, a few different bottles of alcohol including whisky and gin, chocolate and a wine tasting voucher.
“It all came in this gorgeous woven basket and we are now just waiting for the espresso machine to arrive!”
Mrs Lambert has lived in Vancouver with her husband and young family for three years, following 12 years in Los Angeles.