Walk of Fame

Emma Thompson has been honored with 2,416th Star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame outside the historic Pig ‘n’ Whistle pub on Hollywood Boulevard on 6 August 2010.

Owning a star in front of a famous pub on Hollywood Boulevard is so appropriate, for Emma!

“It’s the last thing you step on before you get your first drink and the last thing you step on when you reel out,” she joked.

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Laurie, were on hand for the midday ceremony and they both gave a speech in honor of Emma.

The protagonist of Sense and sensibility had a pint of beer on her new piece of terrazzo real estate in the company of a piglet.

Emma dedicated her star to her late father, Eric Thompson, recalling him taking her to the Walk of Fame when they were in Los Angeles in 1970.

“We looked at all the stars and I remember being really fascinated by this, thinking, `What a lovely thing to do, put people’s names in the pavement where everyone walks about all the time,’ I was thrilled by that”, Emma said.