7 Updates
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...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

45 weeks ago

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

 
Update
7

6 days ago

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 ...
Source: Slash Film   Full article at: Slash Film
 

 
Update
6

2 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 What do ...
Source: the guardian   Full article at: the guardian
 

 
Update
5

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 ...
Source: dark horizons   Full article at: dark horizons
 

 
Update
4

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 ...
Source: Empire Online   Full article at: Empire Online
 

 
Update
3

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. ...
Source: movienewz   Full article at: movienewz
 

 
Update
1

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 ...
Source: Variety   Full article at: Variety
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Captain Marvel 'will not appear' in Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Captain Marvel 'will not appear' in Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Director James Gunn has confirmed that Captain Marvel will not appear in 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2'.
 
 
Miltos Yerolemou cast in Star Wars Episode VII
Miltos Yerolemou cast in Star Wars Episode VII
'Game of Thrones' star Miltos Yerolemou has been cast in 'Star Wars Episode VII'.
 
 
Spears opens up about ex-boyfriend's infidelity
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears, who recently split from her boyfriend David Lucado, addressed the infidelity issue for the first time during her show in Las Vegas.
 
 
Internet more damaging than drugs: Cyrus
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus believes that internet is more dangerous for mental health than drugs.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

11 killed in Pakistan building collapse
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) At least 11 people, including women and children, were killed Tuesday when a roof of an old building collapsed in Pakistan, a media report said. As many as 18 people were wounded when a two-...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Imran refuses to budge as parliament supports Pakistan PM (Roundup)
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan refused to budge on his demand for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation Tuesday as a joint session of parliament came out overwhelmingly...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
IS video shows beheading of second US journalist
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Days after the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley, Sunni militant group Islamic State (IS) has posted a video showing the beheading of another kidnapped American journalist...
Read more on Ad Balla
 
Modi cites people's efforts for India-Japan strategic ties
Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said India and Japan were now working as "special strategic and global" partners and this was the result of efforts of not just the two governments but because...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
IS beheads second US journalist
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) The Islamic State militant organisation has posted a video titled "A second message to America", showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff, CNN reported. The video also...
Read more on Ad Balla
 
Rahane shines as India seal series in Edgbaston
Birmingham, Sep 2 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane's maiden century and his century-run stand with Shikhar Dhawan powered India to a comprehensive nine-wicket win over England in the fourth ODI here Tuesday and also sealed the...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
India vs England: Scoreboard, fourth ODI
Birmingham, Sep 2 (IANS) The following is the final scoreboard of the fourth ODI between India and England at Edgbaston here Tuesday. England Alastair Cook c Raina b Kumar 9 Alex Hales b Kumar 6 Gary Ballance c Rahane...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Britain asks citizens to review travel plans to Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised its citizens to review their planned trips to Pakistan in view of the volatile security situation in the country. "There is a high...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Jaime King: Motherhood is all that matters
Jaime King says her son is the most important thing in her life now. The 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' star welcomed her first child James - her son with husband Kyle Newman - into the world last October and since she...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault
Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to assault. The 'Beautiful People' hitmaker was sentenced to time already served by a judge after accepting a plea deal at a Washington DC superior court today (02.09.14), where he was...
Read more on Celebrity Balla