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Emma Thompson: "My dates with Leo, one of the films dearest to my heart"


INTERVIEW – In My appointments with Leo, the actress plays a sixty-year-old widow who discovers sensuality with an escort boy. She tells the reasons that pushed her to accept this role.

Emma Thompson knows she took a hell of a risk agreeing to star in

My Dates With Leo


The 63-year-old actress, who insisted on conducting the interview in French, explains why she decided to take the plunge and embody the character of Nancy Stokes with tenderness and determination.


- What made you decide to accept this role?


- The first thing that comes to mind is the day I received the script from Katy Brand.

We've been friends since

Nanny McPhee


She was a little intimidated on the phone.

She said,

"I wrote something for you, but I don't know if you'll like it yet."

I found his screenplay great!

It was sensitive and well written, full of joy and sadness.

You could feel the guilt, the shame.

I read all the nuances, all the emotions of a woman in her sixties who wonders about life and desire.

For me it was clear.

I had to make this movie.

Read alsoWith Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, Emma Thompson lays bare and captivates Sundance

Katy and I sent the...

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Source: lefigaro

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