“American Sniper” Widow Taya Kyle Attends Oscars “to Represent Chris”
Taya Kyle, the widow of ‘American Sniper’ hero Chris Kyle, looked stunning on the red carpet at the Academy Awards last night. It was surely an emotional day for her as she took a break from her husband’s murderer’s trial to attend the Oscars “to represent Chris… [and] embrace everything that he should be here to do.”
From the Daily Mail:
Clutching her husband’s dog tags and holding back tears, Chris Kyle’s widow said she wished he was with her as she walked the red carpet for ‘American Sniper’ at the Oscars on Sunday.
Taya Kyle said her husband would be ‘blown away’ by the support the film has received and that he would be his ‘usual humble self’ despite the success of the movie based on his life.
It wasn’t only Kyle’s absence that was weighing on Taya. For the last two weeks she has been attending the murder trial for her husband’s killer.
…But Taya said she wanted to be there for her husband, who she said would be ‘really happy that so much healing is happening’ and that military families were ‘healing with this movie’.
Taya added that she believed Bradley Cooper, who played Kyle, ‘absolutely got it right’ and said she was happy to be able to ‘represent Chris’ Sunday night, she told ABC’s Roberts.
Cooper said the ‘American Sniper’ crew was glad she was able to attend despite ‘all that’s happening’.
Earlier in the day, Taya posted a heartfelt message on Facebook about her whirlwind emotions:
‘American Sniper’ – which made $300 million at the box office, compared to the $300 million total the other 7 Best Picture nominees made combined, as Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris pointed out – was snubbed by the Academy, only winning an Oscar for sound editing despite receiving 6 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Bradley Cooper.