Emma Thompson Slams Audrey Hepburn!
Last week, Emma Thompson revealed that she was taking a sabbatical from acting due to “mild depression.” Struggling with the darkness of depression may explain her harsh remarks regarding the late Audrey Hepburn.
As part of her promotion for Nanny McPhee Returns, Thompson gave an extensive interview to The Hollywood Reporter in which she discussed her new adaptation of My Fair Lady (based upon George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion).
In the interview, Thompson described Hepburn as “fantastically twee” (whimsical without wit in North American English) and not “a very good actress.” Thompson also commented that the Oscar-winning actress couldn’t sing or act, but she was sure that Hepburn was a delightful person.
In addition to being a major fashion influence with a widely recognized sense of chic, the star of Breakfast at Tiffany’s was also a passionate humanitarian. Hepburn started working for UNICEF in the 1950s, devoting more of her time and energy in her later years. From 1988 until 1992, she worked in disadvantaged communities in Africa, South America, and Asia.
Expect an apology from Emma Thompson to the late Audrey Hepburn and her family in the coming days.
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