Emma Thompson was interviewed alongside her co-star Emma Stone, by Mark Heyes on Lorraine on Wednesday and she revealed the underwear she had to wear beneath her character’s costume was ‘like a torture item’.
She said: “It’s like squeezing a tube of toothpaste in the middle, if you squeeze it hard enough then things will come up and go down and make the shapes. But it’s like you’re dealing with a Plasticine person”.
Alessandro Glorio, of Café Gelato in Norwich, met Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormick, the stars of the film Good Luck To You, Leo Grande. They both enjoyed a well earned treat of Italian gelato during the shot of the new film.
The man was delighted to start a conversation in Italian with Emma.
Mr Glorio said: “The day of the filming we had an unexpected surprise, Emma Thompson came in. There was another surprise, she started to speak with us in a very good Italian.
“We immediately felt at ease with her, a lovely easy going person and a really expert of Italian gelato. Adorable.”
Celia Imrie is a wonderful British actress, very gifted in comic roles.
In Nanny McPhee she plays the role of Mrs Quickly, the betrothed to Mr. Brown.
Unfortunately, great aunt Adelaide (Angela Lansbury) issues an ultimatum to her nephew: she will stop giving the family the allowance which they depend on unless Mr Brown remarries within the month. If he refuses, the family will lose everything, so Mr. Brown is forced to marry the exuberant lady played by Celia Imrie.
She is fantastic as usual and she looks visually appealing thanks to her colorful and flashy costumes and her messy yellow hair and her heavy makeup.
Emma Thompson is the only actor ever to win Oscars for both acting and writing.
She won Best Actress in 1993 for her role (Margaret Schlegel) in Howards End and she was awarded for her Sense and Sensibility screenplay in 1996.
She has contributed to several movie screenplays.
Here’s a list of movies she has had a hand in writing.
1. Sense and sensibility
It was her first ever movie screenplay and she spent five years perfecting the script. When she won the Oscar for the Best Adapted Screenplay, she became the only person ever to have won the Academy Award for both acting and writing.
The film starred Emma, Hugh Grant, Kate Winslet and the late and unforgettable Alan Rickman.
It’s a very painful TV movie. Emma stars as an English Literature professor diagnosed with ovarian cancer, offering a portrayal of how the disease can change a person’s life.
Emma continuously breaks the fourth wall by looking straight into the camera and clearly expressing all her feelings, as if she were a detached and involved narrator at the same time.
3. Nanny McPhee and Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
Emma wrote and acted in these funny family movies based on the Nurse Matilda novels by Christianna Brand. She plays the part of an ugly and scary nanny who has to re-educate kids too lively.
It is a Mary Poppins type story in which the governess uses magic to rein the behavior of the children.
4. Effie Gray
It’s a period drama based on the real-life scandal that shocked Victorian-era England; this movie tells the story of the triangle involving Euphemia “Effie” Gray, painter John Everett Millais, and art critic John Ruskin.
The nineteen girl married the art critic John Ruskin (played by Greg Wise, Emma’s husband), but Ruskin refused to consummate their marriage.
5. Bridget Jones’s Baby
Emma Thompson rewrote the screenplay for the third Bridget Jones movie, and she also has a small supporting role as Bridget’s ob-gyn, a funny and blunt woman.
She seems utterly amused by Bridget’s predicament and Emma is hilarious as usual.
6. Last Christmas
Emma co-wrote this holiday rom-com with her husband Greg Wise. It is based on George Michael’s music. Emma Thompson co-stars as Emilia Clarke‘s mother, a Slavic woman very attached to traditions and exhausted by life far from her homeland.
Emma also rewrote parts of the script of Pride and prejudice, that’s why she has a “special thanks” credit at the end of the movie.