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Emma Thompson's 'prickly pear' behaviour

Emma Thompson's 'prickly pear' behaviour

Oct 21 2013, 4:54am CDT | by Bang Movies

Emma Thompson enjoyed channelling her inner-diva in 'Saving Mr. Banks'. The 54-year-old actress portrays P.L. Travers, the cantankerous author of 'Mary Poppins', in Disney's new period drama about...

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Emma Thompson's 'prickly pear' behaviour

Oct 21 2013, 4:54am CDT | by Bang Movies

Emma Thompson enjoyed channelling her inner-diva in 'Saving Mr. Banks'.

The 54-year-old actress portrays P.L. Travers, the cantankerous author of 'Mary Poppins', in Disney's new period drama about the creation of the classic movie based on her book, and Thompson admits it was rather freeing to play the forthright scribe.

She joked: ''I just let out my inner-prickly pear. I just, basically, was my true self. I just let it all hang out!

''I've got to tell you, it was such a relief to be rude without any repercussions whatsoever. Can you imagine it? 'I don't want to go to your f***ing press conference' or 'I don't want to go to your birthday party because I got bored of you years ago.' You could just come out with these things, and she did! She said what she meant.''

'Saving Mr. Banks' has earned the actress early critical acclaim and she appeared to enjoy the success while walking the red carpet at the film's world premiere - which served as the closing ceremony of the 57th BFI London Film Festival - in London's Leicester Square on Sunday evening (20.10.13).

Thompson's co-star Tom Hanks, meanwhile, says it was daunting to play the famous Walt Disney, who tried to convince P.L. Travers to sell the rights to 'Mary Poppins' for the classic 1964 film adaptation.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz, he said: ''There was a responsibility. Without a doubt, it was a substantial gauntlet to throw down. Walt Disney was as ubiquitous in our lives as Uncle Sam, Smokey the Bear, the President of the United States and Mickey Mouse himself. I felt it was going to be quite a distance to go.''

'Saving Mr. Banks' co-stars Colin Farrell and Ruth Wilson, both of whom were in attendance at the world premiere and the film's press conference.

Source: Bang Movies


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Lake Bell to Direct ‘The Emperor’s Children’ Scripted by Noah Baumbach

Aug 27 2014 9:45am CDT | Source: Slash Film

Lake Bell‘s debut directorial effort In a World… was a little indie gem, but it looks like she’s got her sights on something a bit higher profile for her follow up. She’s set to helm The Emperor’s Children, based on the 2006 novel by Claire Messud. Noah Baumbach wrote the script, and Ron Howard is directing. The plot follows three college friends in New York City around 9/11. Hit the jump for more details. TheWrap reported the news. The Emperor’s Children has be ...
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Men, Women & Children: watch the trailer for Jason Reitman's film about sex and technology - video

Aug 19 2014 11:23am CDT | Source: the guardian

Men, Women & Children, the new film from Juno director Jason Reitman, stars Adam Sandler, Emma Thompson and Ansel Elgort as dissatisfied loners using technology to chase their desires. Based on the book by Chad Kultgen, Men, Women & Children will have its world premiere at next month's Toronto film festival What do ...
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5 weeks ago

Casting: Thurman, Harington, Posey, Wittrock

Jul 25 2014 9:41am CDT | Source: dark horizons

Adam Jones Uma Thurman has signed on to join Bradley Cooper in John Wells' "Adam Jones" at The Weinstein Company. Filming has just begun in New Orleans for a few days ahead of a two month shoot in London. Originally titled "Chef," the story follows a rock-star chef (Cooper) hoping to land his own kitchen and a third Michelin star, but he’ll need the help of the beautiful Helene (Sienna Mi ...
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5 weeks ago

Uma Thurman Joins Adam Jones

Jul 24 2014 8:17pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

AKA Bradley Cooper's chef drama...With the film starting shooting this week, Bradley Cooper’s new project, once named Chef, has secured a new title and some additional cast members. Uma Thurman, Jamie Dornan, Sam Keeley, Sarah Greene, Emma Thompson and Daniel Bruhl are all now set to enter the kitchen.Thanks to Jon Favreau’s recent indie success story, Cooper’s movie is now called Adam Jones, after his character. John Wells is crankin ...
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5 weeks ago

Men, Women and Children

Jul 23 2014 12:11am CDT | Source: movienewz

Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler, Emma Thompson and Ansel Elgort star in director Jason Reitman’s ensemble romantic dramedy Men, Women and Children. The story takes a look at the sexual frustrations that young teenagers and adults face in today’s world. Release Date: TBA, 2014 (TIFF) Studio: Paramount Pictures Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance Director: Jason Reitman Screenwriter: […]The post Men, Women and Children appeared first on Movienewz.com. ...
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6 weeks ago

BAFTA to Feature Emma Thompson in Annual Screenwriters’ Lecture Series

Jul 16 2014 3:09pm CDT | Source: Variety

Actress and writer Emma Thompson will be featured in BAFTA’s 5th annual Screenwriters’ Lecture Series, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Film Institute announced Tuesday. Thompson will be accompanied by screenwriters James Schamus (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “The Ice Storm”) and Steven Knight (“Eastern Promises,” “Locke”) for the first lectures... Re ...
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