Emma Thompson plays a widow who takes the opportunity to liven up her life with dinner with a young sex worker in the upcoming film Good Luck, Leo Grande and targets Hollywood double standards in portraying couples who don’t match their age.
She told the CultureBlast podcast (via EW): “It is perfectly acceptable for George Clooney – who is wonderful – to have someone who is 40 years younger than him or 30 years younger than him. If I have someone who plays against me in a romantic way, someone has to be exhumed, because I am now 61 years old. Do you see what I mean? It is completely and utterly unbalanced. ”
Dame Emma plays the recently 55-year-old widow Nancy Stokes, who has been in a regular marriage for years, but takes the opportunity to explore her sex life with a man in his early 20s in a screenplay film written by British comedian Katy Brand.
The last Christmas star added, “If Leo Grande, the film we’re shooting, is talking to people and people aren’t averse to seeing someone 61 years old naked with a very younger person, it’s going to be very interesting. We have to be brave about it. “
It will be interesting to see how sex scenes are filmed because Dame Emma played them for laughter in the past.
She described filming a scene in the 1989 film The Tall Guy, starring Jeff Goldblum, for the 2018 podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno: “Since it was a comic sex scene, we were swinging on the piano, shaking we get into the movie stuff with breakfast. There were shots in my ass with glued pieces of toast. The last two days of nudity on the set.
“And when the campaign came out, the Campaign Against Pornography … she said that if she showed her children the sex scene, she would show it there, because it was fun, funny and full of humor. Because then I noticed that all the sex scenes were all so furious. They are angry! You look at people’s faces, you look at Basic Instinct. Sharon Stone … livid! So go ahead! “
Good luck to you, Leo Grande director Sophie Hyde told Variety earlier: “I am thrilled to be working with the extremely funny and heartbreaking sincere Emma Thompson to explore intimacy and desire and bring to the screen a relationship that feels unexpected and wonderful. At a time when our needs for each other are so vividly present, it will be our pleasure to create and show this connection between two people that is funny, sexy and touching. “
Good luck to you, Leo Grande will be filming in 2021.
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