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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.

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Watch Emma Thompson sling human meat pies in ‘Sweeney Todd’

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Emma Thompson Slings Meat Pies As ‘Sweeney Todd’ Launches Commercial Partnership With English National Opera

Sep 16 2014 10:01am CDT | Source: Deadline

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Emma Thompson: 'It's a different patch of life, your 50s'

Sep 13 2014 3:00am CDT | Source: the guardian

Emma Thompson couldn't give a damn about fame, or getting older: she just wants to save the planet, and be a good parent in the meantime C ...
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James McTeigue Unearths Alien Splinter Cell

Sep 7 2014 1:27pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Directing the sci-fi thrillerHe’s dabbled in comic book conspiracies, martial arts action and historical fiction suspense, but now V For Vendetta director James McTeigue is looking to tackle science fiction, signing on to make Alien Splinter Cell for ScanBox Studios.Morgan Davis Foehl, who worked on cyber thriller Blackhat for Michael Mann, has written the script for this one, which is locking most of its plot details away for now. B ...
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Men, Women & Children review: Adam Sandler gets a logon in ambitious digital sex drama

Sep 6 2014 8:52pm CDT | Source: the guardian

Emma Thompson adds frisky voiceover to chaste visuals about the extent to which the internet has affected our sex lives in Jason Reitmans new film, which premieres in Toronto and puts the porn into pontification Continue r ...
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MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN Review | TIFF 2014

Sep 6 2014 7:57pm CDT | Source: Collider

It’s comforting to view the Internet as a force.  Things existed one way, the Internet came along, completely changed everything, and now—for better or worse—those things are barely recognizable.  We’re all looking down, clacking into our smart phones, so the Internet must have transformed us, right?  It’s just so powerful, and we were caught in its wake.  Current communication technology has changed us, but Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children wryly, wisely, and astutely observes ou ...
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‘V for Vendetta’ Director James McTeigue Boards ‘Alien Sleeper Cell’

Sep 5 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

The first and last time we heard about Alien Sleeper Cell was way back in 2011, when we heard the project had been put into development. Truth be told, it’s been so quiet in the years since then that we basically forgot it existed at all. But it does, and now, at long last, it’s taking a major step forward. James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) has just signed on to direct the sci-fi thriller. Hit the jump for more about the Alien Sle ...
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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 been kicking aroun ...
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4 weeks ago

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 W ...
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7 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 Miller). Daniel Bruhl, Emma Thompson, Omar Sy and Jam ...
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