emma-thompson

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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.

anonymous asked:

Soooo you're from the UK what are your views on UKIP?

I feel like that pretty much sums up my views.

RANT #2 I know no one will read this but how anyone can seriously stand by UKIP when it’s literally built on a ground of racism, sexism and hostility is beyond me. There is not a single issue Fargae doesn’t blame immigration for.  He seems to enjoy creating stigma and attaching it to any kind of minority group he can. Just when you think the world is making any kind of progress someone like Farage turns up and sets us back a couple of hundred years. I feel as HUMAN BEINGS no matter what race,  gender, age or sexuality you are there should be some kind of moral compass within us all which points to equality and hope as a collective, rather than towards a society of hatred. People are seriously voting for a man who demonises those who are different. A man who demonises the minority. A man who demonises people with HIV. A man who glorifies prejudice in every sense of the word.  Maybe if we stopped focusing so much on our differences and what separates us and started looking more closely at what we have in common as people, there might be a little more peace in the world. Instead of blaming the most vulnerable, the innocent, for the lack of money / housing / jobs how about we take a look at the richest few and make them pay their bloody taxes. How about we stop shielding huge  companies who escape without paying a penny. UKIP is a joke. I’m honestly ashamed to live in a country where a party like this is voted for at all. 

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.