Oscar-winning actress Brenda Fricker has said she used to go into New York's Plaza Hotel in full costume 'covered in pigeon s***t.'
The star of 'My Left Foot' played the Pigeon Lady in 1992's 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York' - the sequel to 'Home Alone'.
The film turns 30-years-old this year and is a Christmas favourite.
Fricker told The Hard Shoulder she had a great time making it.
"Home Alone 2 was the biggest budget film I worked on," she said.
"[This] meant that you were living, basically, in the lap of luxury.
"All of my stuff was filmed in Central Park, and I was staying in the Plaza Hotel, the trailer - which I could have lived in for a month - were parked all along the footpath outside the hotel.
"I could go back into the hotel in full costume, covered in pigeon s***t... if you want to empty a lift quickly dress up in pigeon s***t," she said.
"It was luxury for me, I got paid a tonne of money to do it and had a wonderful time on it because nothing was rushed.
"It was easy going; we had people like Joe Pesci on the set - who is one of the funniest men I've ever met.
"It was absolutely lovely".
Meeting Donald Trump
The film also featured a cameo by Donald Trump, who went on to become US president.
Fricker recalls meeting him during the filming.
"I did get into the lift one day... and a tall, blonde man got in beside me.
"I could see his nose quivering, and he said 'I suppose you're in the film, are you?' and I said 'How did you guess?'
"He said 'My name is Donald Trump and I own the hotel, and you're more than welcome to stay here'. I said 'Thank you very much'".
She described Mr Trump as "perfectly pleasant".
Fricker said she still makes money off 'Home Alone 2', thanks to a points system.
"Say there's 10 points and they can divide it into various factions of money which goes from profits to those people.
"I've never had points in a film, except 'Home Alone 2', which I had - I think it was - one-twentieth of one point.
"I get a repeat fee... I get cheques for 46c and $10.
"Macaulay Culkin had four points, so he was a millionaire by the time he was eight.
"The director Christopher Columbus must have had another four [points], and then the producers would have had two.
"They make all the money," she added.