emma-thompson

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fake movie meme: a midsummer night’s dream

the athenians

molly quinn as hermia
armie hammer as lysander
imogen poots as helena
aaron taylor-johnson as demetrius
aidan turner as egeus
brad pitt as theseus
angelina jolie as hyppolyta

the fairies

lee pace as oberon
cate blanchett as titania
colin morgan as puck
juno temple as peaseblossom
emma thompson as cobweb
lesley manville as moth
imelda staunton as mustardseed
suraj sharma as the changeling boy

the mechanicals

russell brand as nick bottom
anthony head as peter quince
zach galafinakis as francis flute
anna galvin as robin starveling
blu mankuma as tom snout
sean maguire as snug

Atwell has reported that she was asked by the film company to lose weight
for her role as Julia Flyte. It was only when co-star Emma Thompson

(who will play Lady Marchmain) heard the news that things got resolved:

Says Atwell: “I went
round to Emma’s one night and she was getting very angry that I wasn’t
eating all the food she was giving me. I told her why and she hit the
roof.” The no-nonsense Thompson was so outraged that she called
the producers the next day and threatened to resign from the film if
they forced Atwell to lose weight. Faced with Thompson — a two-time
Oscar winner — on the warpath, Miramax Films swiftly relented.’ (x

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Gosh, that part in Much Ado About Nothing when Beatrice and Benedick read each other’s secret love letters and admit their love is always so cute. But, like, too cute. 

That’s more like it. That’s the response I’d expect of two hyper-critical sarcastic dorks in love.

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Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.

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favourite ladiesEmma Thompson

I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn’t much of a stretch.