These are truly the worst kinds of things to have to report.
Emma Thompson News Archive
Well this is taking it to another level…
The actress and screenwriter spoke to the Belfast Telegraph on Monday, telling reporters she had a solution to #OscarsSoWhite that would immediately improve diversity among members of the Academy:
On Thursday, many celebrities took to Twitter to say their goodbyes to the incredibly talented actor Alan Rickman following the announcement of his untimely passing. As we previously reported, the English artist just lost his battle to cancer at 69-years-old.
However, one A-lister is struggling with the news of Rickman's unfortunate death — Emma Thompson. Tragic!
Miz Thompson's devastation is understandable since she and the BAFTA Award winner were very close friends and frequent collaborators. In fact, the twosome starred alongside each other in Love Actually, Sense and Sensibility, three HP films, and Judas Kiss.
In a recent statement, the Saving Mr. Banks actress shared:
Love Actually Script Editor Live-Tweeted The Film & Gave Away ALL The Secrets! Find Out What Happened To The Most Tragic Couple After The Movie Ended!
Love Actually is one of our all-time favorite Christmas movies!
But like most fans, we're still not entirely sure about what happened to the relationship of Karen (Emma Thompson) and Harry (Alan Rickman) at the end of the film — until now!
Director Richard Curtis attended a midnight screening of the film with his family on Saturday, seeing his film in the theaters for the first time since the 2003 premiere!
Curtis' partner Emma Freud, who was a script editor for the film, live-tweeted the festive viewing and disclosed information about filming the holiday hit — even revealing what actually happened at the end!
In the movie, Harry cheats on his wife Karen with his secretary Mia. Karen finds out, but their relationship is left on an ambiguous note, and we weren't sure if they stayed together at the end!
But according to Freund, the couple does actually stay married! She responded to a fan on Twitter:
Frances McDormand Gives The Shortest Emmys Speech Ever After Winning Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie!
Frances McDormand wants to get to the after party already!
The 58-year-old won the 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role in Olive Kitteridge!
But instead of giving a long-winded thank you speech like the others, she decided to do the opposite and barely talk at all!
Maybe she thought the show was running too long? LOLz!
The actress beat out other nominees Felicity Huffman for American Crime, Jessica Lange for American Horror Story: Freak Show, Queen Latifah for Bessie, Emma Thompson for Mrs. Lovett, and Maggie Gyllenhaal for The Honorable Woman!
This is the third award of the night for Olive Kitteridge — Lisa Cholodenko also won for Directing and Jane Anderson for Writing!
See the ongoing winners list HERE!!
Is the OG nanny coming back to the big screen!?
It's been reported that the House Of Mouse is making a live-action musical remake of Mary Poppins!
The studio is currently developing the project with Chicago director Rob Marshall, who also worked on the 2014 Disney musical feature Into The Woods! The film will feature original songs from the Hairspray songwriting duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman!
Most of the plot is still under wraps, but according to inside sources it will take place in Depression-era London, about 20 years after the 1964 classic, and will contain elements from other Poppins stories from the book series of author P.L. Travers' (who was played by Emma Thompson in 2013's Saving Mr. Banks!)
We already have so many questions!
Who will play everyone's favorite flying nanny!? Will they shorten "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" for time restraints?
And, most importantly, will Julie Andrews make a cameo? Only time will tell!
[Image via Disney.]
Bradley Cooper Is Giving Us Kitchen Confidential Flashbacks In The First Trailer For His New Movie Burnt!
The first place a lot of fans fell in love with Bradley Cooper was on the TV show Kitchen Confidential.
And now in Burnt, he's got the whites back on, and he's ready to cook!
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see the first trailer for Burnt!
Emma Thompson has never been one to bite her tongue!
A year after Emma declared that Twitter is "killing a generation," the actress is taking another stand where it concerns women and sexism in Hollywood. To the surprise of probably no one, girl has a lot of thoughts!
"When I was younger, I really did think we were on our way to a better world and when I look at it now, it is in a worse state than I have known it, particularly for women and I find that very disturbing and sad. I don't think there's any appreciable improvement and I think that, for women, the question of how they are supposed to look is worse than it was even when I was young."
Hmm, considering Zoe Saldana just relayed an anecdote about a producer who only hired the actress for her looks, we think this quote is pretty spot on!
The 56-year-old added:
"So no, I am not impressed, at all. I think it's still completely s–t, actually. I get behind as many young female performers as I can. And actually a lot of the conversations with them are about exactly the fact that we are facing and writing about the same things and nothing has changed and that some forms of sexism and unpleasantness to women have become more entrenched and indeed more prevalent."
Well, at least Emma is supporting young actresses — we bet they appreciate the love!
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