Saturday, July 28, 2007

My Weekend Crush

Of the many reasons to adore Emma Thompson, one of the most compelling is her sense of humor. That wit, razor sharp yet gloriously goofy, comes through in every role, even her most dramatic. It makes her a joy to watch and one of the few stars I genuinely think would be a blast to sit at a bar with and have a few pints. I imagine the laughing would be so hearty that the next day your face and stomach muscles would ache. Of course, her mirth in no way diminishes her tremendous talent. On screen, she has an exquisite strength. Her wordless breakdown in “Love Actually” ranks among the most heartbreaking ever captured on film. Her range dazzles -- from an Austen heroine to a Shakespearean muse, an Angel to a housewife, a nanny to a nutty professor. Plus, you have to admire her wiliness to look silly -- be it with warts, Coke-bottle glasses or stripper poles (you must see her pole dance -- you must). Also, has anyone else noticed her affinity for lesbian haircuts? A brilliant woman who can laugh at herself and has dykey hair? How could you not love her? Happy weekend, all.


NOTE:
This photo is from the book “Women Before 10 a.m.” It’s a fantastic find if you like looking at pictures of beautiful women lying about in bed all tousled and sexy. Not that anyone here would like that sort of thing. At all.

10 comments:

ravaj said...

yes a wonderful range - my favourite role of all, however, was the ellen episode when she comes out as an american :-)

Anonymous said...

That Ellen episode is hilarious, you can watch it in its entirety in youtube, just search for emma1, emma2 and emma3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1chq09Rn0Pg

Amanda said...

I looove her. My favorite of her character's is the crazed writer in Stranger Than Fiction. She's amazing.

Brooke said...

Wow, I think I just an orgasm. That pic is astounding!
She's not only beautiful but complete girlfriend material as well...too bad she's straight.

Mara said...

Thank you for sharing the utter brilliance that is Emma Thompson!
Her starring part in "Judas Kiss" deserves a special mention, I think. She and fellow Brit Alan Rickman (Snape in the Harry Potter series) spoke with very convincing New Orleans accents :)

Kirsty said...

That pole-dancing vid was fantastic :D I wish we got Ellen over here!!

And I nearly cried during the latest Harry Potter film during one of her scenes. Heartbreaking :P

MetaSin Girl said...

Everything Emma's done is wonderful. If anyone doesn't like her, it's because they have a BLACK HOLE where their heart should be.

Her role as the angel was just incredible. In fact, all of AiA was incredible.

Anonymous said...

where's that pic from?

My fav film of her's is The Winter Guest. SHe had a haircut similar to the one in this pic, and she was uberhot!

There was a rumour going around after she broke off with Branagh that she was having a relationship with a woman....don't know where that came from. But it was flying around for awhile, Maybe she's bi?

Anonymous said...

And she doesn't take herself too seriously!

I had a funny sweet dream about her after I saw Stranger than Fiction :)

Anonymous said...

i loooooove her and i had many beautiful dreams about her .