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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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MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN Review

Oct 1 2014 2:01am CDT | Source: Collider

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.  Men, Women & Children opens today in limited release.] 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 powe ...
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Steven Knight BAFTA Lecture: On Working In Hollywood And A Possible Ending For ‘Peaky Blinders’

Sep 29 2014 6:17pm CDT | Source: Deadline

BAFTA's 2014 series of Screenwriter Lectures - marked by disparate talks from the likes of James Schamus and Emma Thompson - wrapped tonight in London with Brit Steven Knight running through a practical discussion about his approach to the craft. The writer behind The Hundred-Foot Journey, Dirty Pretty Things, Lock eand Eastern Promises talked through his process, discussing a distaste for str ...
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David Fincher Talks Boxed Heads, “Silliness” Of Movies & Endless Takes At BAFTA Event

Sep 20 2014 12:05am CDT | Source: Deadline

As awards season begins to roll out, BAFTA hosted director David Fincher for its Life in Pictures series tonight in London. The prestigious lineup of career interviews in the past has featured such talent as Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes and Tom Hanks. Discussing a career on the big screen that has spanned nearly 25 years, Fincher waxed lyrical on his work past and present, engaging the industry audience — of whom many are not only BAFTA members but ...
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Meet the Characters of Jason Reitman’s Dark Ensemble in 18 New MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN Images

Sep 19 2014 3:10pm CDT | Source: Collider

Fresh off the full-length trailer debut, Paramount Pictures has released a large batch of new Men, Women & Children images from Up in the Air and Young Adult director Jason Reitman’s new film.  The drama follows the loosely connected stories of a group of teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate life in the digital age.  I saw the film at TIFF and thought it was excellent.  It’s an incredibly dark snapshot of human ...
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Watch Emma Thompson sling human meat pies in ‘Sweeney Todd’

Sep 17 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: popwatch

Emma Thompson wants to murder you and cook you into a pie. Libelous overgeneralizations aside, Thompson would likely be t ...
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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

Emma Thompson and Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel will play Mrs. Lovett and the Demon Barber of Fleet Street this spring as the English National Opera begins a partnership with the GradeLinnit Company on a production of Sweeney Todd. The semi-staged mounting resembles the popular Encores! series at New York's City Center as well as regular fund-raising concerts by the New York Philharmonic a ...
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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 Continue readi ...
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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. But The Hollywood Reporter has heard that it’ll mash up a s ...
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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 po ...
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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 as ...
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