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21 Reasons Emma Thompson Is The Role Model This World Needs


1. First and foremost, Emma Thompson has her priorities straight.

2. She is the unparalleled queen of sass at every awards show.

3. And she wears her crown so very elegantly.

4. When she won her first Oscar in 1993 for Best Actress, she dedicated it to "the heroism and the courage of women..."


"...and to hope that it inspires the creation of more true screen heroines to represent them." QUEEN.

5. And when she won her second Oscar in 1996, her speech was just as perfect.

6. But somehow, none of that success has gone to her head.

7. She's always open and honest when it comes to discussing her craft.

8. No one can rock a pair of jean overalls quite like her.

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9. She bought cupcakes for her castmates in Sweeney Todd when she played Mrs. Lovett at Lincoln Center.

10. And she gifted her Saving Mr. Banks castmates with an even sweeter treat.

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11. Emma Thompson keeps impeccable company.

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12. Seriously, seriously impeccable company.

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13. She's unafraid to speak her mind on tough subjects.

14. And most other subjects, too.

15. But beneath all that biting humor, there's a whole wealth of wisdom.

16. No one, NO ONE, can steal a show quite like Emma Thompson can.

17. She embraces the beauty of aging.

18. When Miramax told Hayley Atwell, Thompson's co-star in Brideshead Revisited, to lose weight for the film, Thompson threatened to quit.

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19. One time she was like, "Dammit, I'll wear a dress with a big, beautiful, beaded bird on it." And she did.

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20. And then she introduced the big beautiful bird to Meryl Streep.

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21. She's so wonderful, she was given the great honor of having her hand and footprints immortalized at the TCL Chinese Theatre...

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...and then keeled over.

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