20 Burst results for "Emma Thomson"
"emma thomson" Discussed on Cineflek
"Just. Like shoot the breeze about movies for like an hour it would like nothing would make me happier. It probably feel like enlightened it'd be like so happy director Rami friends with his probably Richard Linklater he seems like so chill and just like he seems like he'd be A. Gamble del Toro. He's Sut-. He's if you just listen to any interviews with me. So well spoken and he's just got the soft Spanish. and His. podcast oh. Yeah. I. Know. I should I should just like. Reach out to him. I think my I've told you this before by Dream podcast guests, which is not a question that I got question that I'll ask myself even what are your dream podcast guess May to dream podcast guests to drink podcast guests are. Gamma. Del Toro. So I'd love to chat with them. So I think we should do. A before sunrise. PODCAST. Yeah I'd love to I. Love. You WanNa do that joint to do that with before sunset or do you want to do them separately which one's which is makeup makes before sunrise the first one Yaojie the first one he can do that tomorrow. So feels out of question. Will you be doing any top ten rankings on the show which I think it'd be very fun actually. Especially, now that I'm doing two week I think that would be doable. We could do a regular episode. Monday we could do like a top. We do a top ten like top ten ROM coms emulate go back and forth time favorite. Ron. Comes or like just something like that and you'll be very fun. Very Fun getting suggests and Sophie Sophie is coming up on the podcasts by the way Do you know for what movie night out he do legally what? Really. Really, really fun one to record some excited for that. When the on the other day I, just like started I like was walking through the room I stopped watched a scene instill closer watched another. Just sat down and just watched half the movie. Yeah. My mom did the exact same thing just like this is funny. It's really funny and it just it's. I Love Okay I love that scene where She has her admissions video like. for Harvard and they're like trying to an excuse to let her in get. She's so cute and. She's. Of. A. To my missions. Clara asks if you could make a movie with any actress slash actress, who would be I know your answer would be Philip Seymour. Hoffman I do Philip Seymour often. L. The guy from marriage story it's name under ever love. I love driver I'd love to work with him on something that'd be so cool. I know one that we both overlap on foreign pugh L. Yeah she's great. Emma. Thompson would be in that. For sure for me I, just like I'd love to work with Emma Thomson I think more than anything. Bill Hader. Was Thinking Bill Hader too I think that would be number one. I think that like I. Love to get Chris Cooper in another cool thing these days I think he's like so awesome. Luke. Wilson, I'd also love to get something else. Cool. Though. I think I think my top few actresses be Amy Adams Tony Klatten Thomson. Brunelli top ones I just love to work with. Yep. If he could be if you work on a movie what part what?.
"emma thomson" Discussed on 1A
"Please take a moment to subscribe and leave us a rating that helps other people find the show and don't forget you can catch catch the news roundup at the end of every week Robin. I wonder what your sense is of the changing nature of sketch comedy I mentioned earlier. There was an interview that Lorne Michaels the creator of Saturday night live recently did where he said but some of the jokes they did on the show early in their days of the not ready for primetime players in the mid late seventies. You just could not do on T._v. T._V. Today they're not funny but it would be so edgy that they would run the risk of just starting a socio cultural forest fire. How do you it yeah? I think I think times are changing but I think it's a good thing I think people are demanding that you pay more attention to people you offend with your comedy and I think that's fine. I know there's a lot of comedians Saudi. You're like Oh. I can't even make jokes anymore. Nobody thinks anything's funny but I find it to be a uniquely interesting challenge because we're speaking to each other in different ways and we're saying you know we're acknowledging the L._G._B._T._Q. Community we're acknowledging older folks acknowledging younger folks. We're acknowledging people have different classes types raises and I think that's important important and on our show. What we try to do is really is that just regular black women the way people would think we have l._G._B._T._Q? which are regular black women? We have trans like women who are regular black women like we're all just regular humans trying to have this experience and so. I think if you're offensive today in comedy it's probably because you didn't write the joke well I. I think you can still push the envelope. This show definitely pushes the envelope and a lot of ways but we do it in a way that's respectful and not mean <hes> and who knows we may get cancelled for some of the jokes on the show but that's not the intention and we try not to offend people because I don't think offending people is funny. That's not my type of humor. I've never done it but I do think you can push the envelope in a lot of different ways about cultural and social commentary that you couldn't do thirty years ago so while you couldn't do jokes from the seventies or eighties now there's also jokes today. You could could have never done then either. They would have fallen on fears so I think comedy's constantly evolving. It's just up to COMEDIANS and writers to change with The Times talk about the team behind the show. So what's your writer's room. Look like WHO's made up of all black women we are led by Lauren Ashley Smith who was also the head writer at my late night. Show the run down with Robyn deedee. She is fantastic. <hes> <hes> we have six writers in the room. Amber Ruffin actually wrote from New York who's on late night with Seth Meyers we have Britney Nichols who was an actor on transparent and a writer on take my wife Akilah Green who was a writer on Chelsea's late night show Chelsea handler night show Holly Walker from nightly show fame love her writer performer Raisani who came from the good place and ro <hes> <hes> and and Ashley Nicole Black Who's a writer performer on the show so and who came obviously as an emmy and is currently nominated for another one for full-frontal with Samantha B so it's that dynamic who's who of writers in the room. I think a lot of people think oh you got all black women. You must have like you know had to get some new writers and I'm like no these women have been here. They're super for experienced and I just called people from Rolodex for my phone and said you know let's do this thing together. It's the same way I put together the cast I texted each of them and said let's go and they said okay now kind of to build on that. There's this movie that came out not too long ago called late night with indicating and Emma Thomson that is partly about the lack of diversity in late not comedy writers rooms was it at all is it at all difficult to find female comedy writers writers color or or people just not looking or look and that is you know that is my whole platform..
"emma thomson" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Home your girlfriends, I will fuck your ear. I will penetrate that open. He told me not to swear on the show I will do. It. And I'm sending a message to my son. So those are the two things you need to avoid, but they're pretty avoidable. I think as far as sunny goes, I, I would be more afraid of getting the earing than being killed by a Hobo. I would not want your peanuts in my hair. Yeah. Well, I should. I'm going to try. I don't know it's going to be hard drunk, and I'm gonna running start and I will be Brad, thanks giving vent. So I may be wearing trousers and so nNcholas cage is sun. Kind of looks like he cleaned up his act. He's married. Oh, wow. This. Not sure about the hair. Wow. So he got he got out of the whole Goth rock scene and got his haircut and gripe beard. And I still think he plays in a rock band and everything. But he's just but he went to Joey, Joey Fatone is no longer rob zombie on straight, right? Well, like a grownup. Yeah. Adult. Now he had a phase. Oh, he was very rob zombie for a while. But inch went Joey Fatone piercing. Okay. Right. Kayla. Can you give me a coffee business plan? For next Bollywood. So he's being what's, what's up our is he going to get arrested? I mean this has been breaking literally in the last, what forty eight hours. So there's not a lot of extra details right now. But this, this expose just came out in the Daily Beast. Landis got brought up on murder charges or manslaughter charges really his dad. Yeah. For twilight zone and more on the helicopter crash, and blah, blah, blah. So kind of weird this pretty for the land group it's kind of weird that there's that kind of crime in there. Well, there's also Brian, I feel like you'll be able to because this is literally just off the top of my head was Emma Thompson, who wrote an open letter about working with John Landis like, I would never I would never, again, I wouldn't encourage my, you know, I want to have an example of my daughter. Yeah. Getting this. No. This year. If I'm not mistaken. I believe it was Emma Thomson about John landed just got a funny. Erica is indicative of most people don't know the crazy twilight zone story. That was a major scandal tragedy. Three people died negligent. Oh, really? Do you remember the story? They were filming a Vietnam, flashback scene with Vic Maura was a pretty established. Actor that time in two Vietnamese kids, and he was like, scooping them up in a river, or lake or something up on and helicopter is supposed to crash behind them helicopter didn't crash like I was supposed to. And if this rated these three yeah. Oh scandal, where they were working past overtime or the kids were legal or there was there was a whole follow up in the scandal at domino. Falling affect. I don't even know you got to look it up. Now mex-. I don't wanna see the footage of it. But I don't even know if there were helicopter was supposed to crash. It was hovering. Oh. And he was collecting the kids like I'm going to get on this.
"emma thomson" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"So we've talked about Reed, Scott, who is the who plays Tom who's the head writer. I think he calls until the head monologue. Writer. He frequently calls himself that because he likes to boast about his superiority at the in the writer's room. But we haven't talked about the other love interest who becomes a love interest of both female characters both of 'em Thompsons and Medicare character played by Hugh dancy, who to be feels like he's the handsome guy of a decade ago. Right. He's sort of like the go-to babe from, I don't know, maybe ten fifteen years ago. And so having him play this maybe more slightly wizened haughty on on the writer's room. Staff seemed like an interesting casting choice to me. But he is also apparently kind of a horn dog who goes after every woman, who's anywhere near the set, which, which given the as maybe not that many, women basically gives them to opportunities that he seems to have conquered both of them. We don't find out until later that he has this past affair with immigration that's been covered up, but they do they do eventually stylish that. His character had an affair with Emma Thompson. Her. Is is sort of seriously ill. And so she cheated on her her sick husband with one of her writers for the show, and then that's that kind of blows up into I guess, that's kind of the third act complication for this movie that, that kind of blows up into a big scandal in addition to being this kind of, you know, highbrow kind of Dullard, and that killing her in the ratings and she also has this now people don't like her either. But that's what she has started to win back people's hearts and minds a little bit. Right. It's, it's posed to the rejuvenation of the show that the news about the Hugh dancy affair comes out, right? But you're right. That's what that's what essentially sparks the crisis in the movie that makes us have to resolve her story. John Lithgow story and, and Mindy killings, as well it I think the has like Emma Thomson, like it's like Mary, Kirk to like a comedy manager who over, here's this and so at, like, hey back, the comedy manager decided to like leak. The news of the affair, right? And after that comedy manager betrays her in that way, she system with her writing staff and says, okay, we're not addressing this on the show. It's, it's private. I'm not going to bring it up. And you all continue writing jokes that don't address it in any way. And I believe it's implied that the show actually continues on sort of stilted -ly lumbers forward with that policy for at least a few episodes, and refresh my memory. Who what is it that turns that turns her around? But how does Katherine Newbury decide? No, I am going to talk about it on air, and be honest and own up to the affair. I don't think there was like a wreck to line from a to b in terms of like her changing her mind. But the sense that I got with that she has this, like very interesting conversation with her husband played by Jon Luko. And basically, he forgives her for having the affair and having hit forgiveness like in her pocket. She feels more Bolden to talk about this affair on the show, Own volition? It's not that the writer's room creates a statement for her to say, she just abandons her monologue and tells the truth. Right. And again, the sort of plays into this all these issues are going to conversion, but this idea now that comedy needs to be at least often does. Well, when it's personal, you don't want the sort of like old school show, biz motto where like late night hosts, basically, kind of aren't people? They're just kind of professional joke tellers, and they would never let their personal life for personal feelings intrude on the air, and that's actually not how audiences kind of connect with people anymore. And it goes along with that, that part of that personality of the own is who you are, as a person, including your, your background and your race and your gender, so she has to, like, admit that she's a white woman, and that informs her perspective. And I it's not kind of universalize in a way that completely denies the specificity of who she is. That's true in a kind of demographic level, but just on a very personal like I need to talk about this heart betrayal of my husband as well. What a husband to have. Right. The Gianluca character gonna Parkinson's disease. He's like, he's, he's completely left out at the party just sitting alone in his room with his Pia. No. And he's still forgives her. I just I, I want to be married to that. John Lewis John Lithgow in these total, like, heartwarming not, his like Dexter serial killer persona. But yeah, so, yeah, it his most kind of, you know, lovable mode with lists. Go can do it all. So in spite of the fact that she wins hearts and minds by opening up in her monologue in confessing to the affair Emma. Thompson's character is still threatened with losing her show by the head of the network. Amy ryan. I love Amy Ryan, by the way in this very small role as this stele female network head who comes into her dressing room and says, you know, great. I'm glad that you're winning over your audience. But nonetheless, you're out and this shot comic played by Barunholtz, who's been groomed to take her place is, in fact, going to take her place, anyway. But shortly after that we see the baron Holtz character appearing on the show is a guest and Sam take it away. She basically declines to do it. She's not going to cut cut her own throat. And were to make things easier on the network or for right Barunholtz. Right. As she's been urged to do by the scar and Molly accounts here says no, don't, don't make it easy for them if they're going to do it, they're going to do it, but there's no reason that you need to make them with good. And they're not really saving face. You're just kind of writing yourself out of the story is a little grace for this and it's not not the way for thirty year career to end and yeah, it's a great. I think it's a great scene where she she awkwardly refuses to hand it off on the air. In fact, we haven't mentioned it. But there's, there's a few great scenes of her interviewing people on air, that maybe wish there had been even more of that, like, when the, the YouTubers storms often in fury, and all those moments on the youtuber she has this kind of young female youtuber on and is basically YouTubers like, you know, and they're doing this sort of typical interview, and then the YouTubers know what I'm like, I know you just had me on here to, like, make fun of like young people in YouTube, but actually I have, like seventy five million followers. And I know how many people watch your show, so fuck you and the. Storms off. He also like I only came on this show because my mom likes you. Yeah, I wish there'd been a little bit more of that generational warfare happening on, on her couch. She's interviewing people right? Because the internet isn't doesn't really figure that largely into this movie, except in the jokes about how Catharine Newbury knows nothing about it and doesn't want to learn anything about it. Think about her affair. Oh, that's right. We can you remind me of slates, little Cam slut, shaming in the workplace is everyone. I remember scanning closely for a m byline and there was known provided. We have our own England. I have our own ideas about who might have written. But yeah. There's been some debate internal slate debate about whether or not that seems like a fair. So had But I think. I think I think it's a good joke. It's nice to get slates name in lights in the movie. So the next big plot development, we have to deal with is molly's, firing so immediately after Emma refuses to step down, Molly gets fired from the writer's room because she wants to what is what is she doing hosting like a sort of benefit night at some theater on Catherine? Right. Yes. It's a cancer benefit cancer isn't funny. I love the name of the pitch. Pitch from somebody's got handed a lot of fires, and their lifetime. Yeah. So she is in Katherine, what's all the writers to stay late? And, and even though some of the writers are like, oh, you know, my, my kids, we're going to see me, you know, like this week or whatever, like they just they're cowed, and they do it. And many, you know, molly's, like I'm going to go can't, I promise people that I would see this thing. I can't not go and she leaves and she gets fired. So Molly takes off. She goes through the cancer isn't funny benefit. But there's a surprise guests at the cancer isn't funny benefit because Catherine Newbury. Her boss follows her there and ends up showing up for an impromptu moment of standup herself, and get you want to describe Catherine's performance. Yeah. I think this is maybe more than middle of the movie, but essentially, it's like a hardware Catherine Hatton. Completed, her makeover athletic someone relevance, again, as she goes onstage, and Oliver jokes thong. And then she figures out, she's going to start talking about how she an older woman in Hollywood. And how she can't wait until to like the same age of Tom Cruise, but she can't wait until, like she plays Sean Penn's mother or something. And then, let in the same movie Sean Penn will be childhood best friends with amount stone, anyway, she doesn't like whole bits and she like another stone in, like the path of like her realizing that if she is more personal than the audience, low respond to her EMMY Thomson's character defending to take indicate characters advices leg one or part of leg how the movies structured like a, a wrong calm because essentially Emma Thompson realizes that indicate Lang was right all along, and like, basically, can't get her back because many laying decide to get a job at Seth Meyers show. Oh, and I guess, like because she has I don't know, single-handedly figured out how to save kaffir new show. She has great clips, or whatever. And so many decides that she's going to move on with her life, and before we had seen her living with her aunt, and uncle in queens, and we had seen her for refusing to get any sort of life than so. Basically many is more than ready to like move on from this admittedly, like pretty toxic environment and have a like actual healthy life when Thomson flies in again. And basically says, like actually, like, would you mind coming back to my show, because, like I need to or something along those lines at it's totally like the rest to the airport. Yeah, it is. It is. I mean, in a way, I wish that this movie had dispensed with all of the heterosexual relationships because the romance really is a workplace romance between this boss and her employees. One thing I want the guy enjoyed that it does..
"emma thomson" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"What do you think of all hang on? Oh shit. Hey. So, yeah, so it's, it's a really interesting film, mostly about the relationship between them, but taking some sort of side, swipes at the comedy, you know world. And it's it's Mel dominance and its hostility, I think of those, those rooms traditionally two women kind of bringing us back to the wild and crazy guys kind of ethos. It's the sort of that, that set the marker of what comedians were supposed to be in some ways, I think all these guys want to be those guys. And therefore, they're not kind of there for, you know what they see is touchy feeling women's stuff. But it's a really nice film, as well about, you know, this young woman trying to kind of make her Mark and fight her way up and find a way to become who she thinks she can become an also Emma Thomson, the other end of her career sort of facing having her show taken away from her because ratings are falling, and she's seen his, less relevant and them sort of very awkwardly and reluctantly meeting somewhere in the middle. So great performances from both of them as you would expect a really, really good supporting cast as well just a just a phenomenal list comedy talents. And it doesn't always one hundred lines. I think feel like the script sometimes could be a tiny bit sharper than is true. But I just loved the relationship, and they're the, the, the kind of that raised and the things that talked, and I was, I was thoroughly entertained have to say fun tastic. We gave one three stars as well. Three stars in for last night. Can we just say very quickly kind hearts and Coronets is back in cinemas in some cinemas this weekend for seventy th anniversary. If you have never seen it's an ailing comedy. It's unbelievably funny an incredibly modern and extremely dark it stars Alec Guinness. Eight separate people all members of family and all on someone's kill list, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It's one of the best films ever made. So if it's on anywhere near you run do not walk to see. No Coronets is on near. We live near. The original, Eddie Murphy and come into America multi carts. Yeah. It's a wonderful, wonderful film, and you will not believe pie. Twisted is one-star land for kind hearts and Coronets. No five stars. It is a timeless classic. I is it for this week's empire podcast? Join us next week for more foam related fun. We'll be joined by Asif Kapadia, the director of the excellent football documentary, Diego Maradonna. And he's a massive liberal fan and yet we talk a little bit, but the championship final, but not too much I promise you, I promise you, anyway until we meet again until it a spacious occasion. It is goodbye from our key Queen, Helena, Har Lee his goodbye, from whatever the hell he is James Dyer be excellent to each other. Vice it is, it's goodbye from acclaimed author nNcholas Emlyn, the light is green. The Trump is clean. See, I thought you're going to go potty on dudes and pick out the right, but no, no. You just the youngest Ghostbusters thing. Anyway, good-bye from another because guys, I don't know if I told you this didn't mention it early in the podcast, but I have a book coming out this weekend as well. I've may have rush to release a little bit. But I'd like you all to go on by copy to these crazy and wild guys. And it's the story of how Hollywood changed forever by comedy Mavericks, in the nineteen eighties available now in all us face it. Most the evil news agents, the please do get a copy not that other one not the account stress enough, not that other one, thanks for this name CNN time up the reds by.
Emma Thompson Tries Out The 'Late Night' Chair
"My guest is actress, and screenwriter, Emma Thomson. Couple months ago. She made her very first trip to Las Vegas. She was there hyping films at cinema. Con. It's an annual convention of movie theater owners. Well, I mean what can I say? I ride in the morning and. By about eleven o'clock. I was Danzig onto a stage in a Christmas hat throwing hard candies. Nice people who hadn't hurt my feelings with some violence and selling Christmas movie, and then I had to spend another eight hours there, because I had open late night, the film, we're talking about in the evening by about four o'clock in the afternoon. I felt as though I'd been Las Vegas for fifty years. And I thought is that normal at said about con- it pretty much is
"emma thomson" Discussed on KQED Radio
"I think we all think horror movies and naturally we think Halloween, you think fall, you think you know scary. Movie season is traditionally not in the summer, but studios are seeing that, that is now changed because the audience hunger for. John movies is so, so vast agree. You know, I think especially when we're in somewhat attic, times, politically, that might have something to do with what's feeding the horror frenzy, we can extract some trauma out and watch strangers suffer and root for them, and, you know, occasionally they win and there's no substitute for digging your fingers into the arm of the person sitting next to you, and you can't do that with strangers. So you have to break someone to do that. And we're seeing a real spectrum of horror titles. A superhero horror movie hybrid called bright burn, which is actually really quite gory. We've got child's play which is going to confuse fans of the classic child's because those rights are actually technically split between two studios. So this is a remake of the original child's play. Charkhi has version of, but I have to say I. I saw the expanded trailer. I think the Spanish aller it's really intriguing. Catholic products more home devices. Introducing your new best friend. I'm really curious to see if people take two version of Chucky, where the explanation is he is gone wrong. That's fine by me. We're all struggling with our gadgets. People who loved our ES, tres hereditary last year will see mid summer this year. They are a proven team. And I will see everything they, there's one scary movie that all of us have seen and that's mob. It has Spencer in the starring role as sue the trailer gives a lot of way and that we don't really get into a lot of motivation. But we know that she befriends some kids who want a place to go party. And let's just say the parties don't really work out the way that the kids hope that they might. Open. We don't notice. Cool basement free to do won't down here. But nobody upstairs. I love that you see the posters for mall and it is just Octavius face. It's a really interesting thing to see Oscar caliber, actresses take on roles like this in genre. When genre has the power to really explode a lot of societal things and themes that you don't maybe expect so that was what I was hoping to get out of Ma you see the trailer set up in what appears to be a predominantly white town here comes mom. She's gonna buy all your teenagers alcohol, but give them a safe space to party good setup for a movie to not, which it is a good setup. And I remember when the trailer I came out, there was so much excitement around it. And that poster that you're talking about and seeing a black woman showcase that way, that Amine was created from that poster, which was I will radio. Se f them kids. That really went around because of the idea of revenge horror, which has its appeal. I mean, here's a woman, you can tell from the trailer who has been invisible, and has been not treated well, and she's getting her event. So that's a pretty classic revenge for setup. But what I'm really happy about is that Ma is showing that this idea that blacks can star in horror movies, and be a part of genre is alive and well. That was UCLA professor, an absolute genre experts to non Arief too. She's also a filmmaker, one of the producers shudder, streaming documentary. For Noir, Octavia Spencer movie theaters on may thirty first coming up Emma Thomson, co-stars with Mindy Kaeling in the film late night, which is a movie that Kaeling actually wrote with Emma Thompson in mind, anything that's been written for me. I'm always being kind. So luckily, I wasn't I was in a blaze was incredibly main most of the time. A wild goes behind the camera to record teen comedy about two best friends on the verge of graduating from high school. About two smart women who aren't trying to transform. There's no kind of makeover montage where they become just like the popular kids, all that, and more coming up on the frame summer movie special from PCC stick around. Welcome back. This is the frame summer movie special from KPCC in Los Angeles. I'm genu- motto of the LA times and John horn..
Emma Thompson explains her John Lasseter letter
"Emma Thomson heard that sky Dan's animation hired John Lasseter despite sexual misconduct allegations. She dropped out of a project with the studio then she wrote a letter eighth. A man has been touching women inappropriately for decades. Why would want to work for him? If the only reason he's not touching inappropriately. Now is that it says in his contract that he must behave professionally
"emma thomson" Discussed on Relevant Podcast
"That's just how he loves us life. I in and number four Lauren dago brought the house down this week on Jimmy Kimmel live she headlined the show's Mercedes-Benz concert series and actually played two songs on the late night show. Here's a clip of this girl, which is learn dago. Good for her. She got to songs on Kimmel very favorite song on that album te'o. I love it so much the best one here you say all the time. She gives you played you say to the other single literally here that like every day like all over the like, you know, at the gym the grocery store, it's always playing you say good for good for Lauren. Like, I said to Jim where they play you say. Yeah. I mean it very mellow. Gym you go to. Do do. Hey, it's all Resnick. Gymnastic alston? Ix that I'm into. Type of thing. Just it's a lot of just throwing your legs up on high bars just holding there for a while stretch. After the damage I did this critical damage. I did my hamstring on day one of six gay training. I've really embraced this calisthenic low impact thing. So it's. It's. All beautiful stretches. That's it. All right. As number three this week Mindy Kaeling has a new movie about what is like being a female writer and Hollywood and it broke financial record when it debuted at Sundance it's called late night as she wrote it producing start in it. It's going to drop on Amazon studios in June. It's about a diversity higher in talk shows writer's room, and it is it's inspired by Mundy's experiences. One of the only female writers on staff at office. Also stars Emma Thomson, John Lithgow in Amy Ryan, the movie made a big splash of the Sundance film festival this year setting record for the most money paid for movies US distribution rights when Amazon ponied up thirteen million dollars. The previous record was set by the big sick, which sold for twelve million dollars. It was on studios chief said, it's an it's an inclusive workplace comedy that reinvents all the tropes about women. We too rarely get to see female characters like this conflicts flawed and unapologetically ambitious very cool at so call..
Emma Thompson drops out of Skydance film after John Lasseter hire
"When David Ellison hired Pixar co founder, John Lasseter in January two head Ellison's new sky dance innovation studio. The response was swift organizations such as time's up and women in innovation. Condemned the decision and many sky, dance employees were furious. Pixar and Disney forced Lassiter out of his job as its chief creative officer last June, and that was after female employees alleged Lassiter had groped them and created a frat house like work environment where women were excluded. When Lassiter came to sky dance. The studio was in production on a movie called luck. And among its actors was Emma Thompson, but Thompson left the project soon after Lassiter's hiring, and she detailed her reasons in a letter to sky dance that was published today in the LA times, Mary McNamara's culture columnist and critic at the paper she wrote the story about Thompson's letter and she explained. How the head of sky dance address concerns about Lassiter's hiring back in January David Ellison Sunday, a really long, and it was a little like defiant, Email, basically saying we've talked to John and he understands that some things some things that he has done in the past were not appropriate. He has, you know, been addressing those issues, and it is in his contract that he must behave professionally so nobody should be worried. I mean, the the absurdity of like someone being hired at this level of, you know, oversight overseeing this huge staff, or, you know, I'm sure a lot of money and having his boss having to point out that he is contractually obligated to behave professionally is just I mean, my hair just liked went on fire. It's like they don't understand. This isn't just about the specific instances that women. Have detailed which are bad enough. I'm not saying in any way, but it's about creating an atmosphere in which women were shut out. And just the fact that he would get a job again. So quickly basically sends a message to everyone in Hollywood. Which is like this is not a big deal. You know, it's a blip in the road. So when he comes to sky dance emission the studio is already in development or production on a movie called luck. And one of the voice actors in this film as an actress by the name of Amitav, sin and Thomson recently decides that she wants no part in this movie. So what does Emma Thompson decide that she's going to do and how she's going to make her decision? Well, my understanding is that as soon as Lassiter was hired Emma Thompson contacted her representatives and started talking about I gotta get out of this film. And that she did indeed leave on January twentieth. She withdrew from the film, and then she sent a letter to sky dance explaining why she had withdrawn from the film and asking all the questions that people have been. Asking which is like how you know. Why was the staff I mean, one of the things after Lassiter's hiring? And I don't know if you heard from people at guidance, but I did off the record people were very upset women and men were upset they didn't want to have to deal with this. They didn't know what it said about their company. And so that was one of the questions she raised. It's like, well, why is John Lasseter getting a second chance when no one who's going to be working for him was asked if they wanted to give him a chance, and she and she just lists a long number of questions that his hiring had raised. And finally said she wanted to make this movie she wanted to work with the director. But she just couldn't in good conscience lend her name to it. So she writes a letter that she shares with the LA times, and you publish, and I think this letter will go on to be the Magna Carta or the declaration of independence of the metoo movement. And here's what she writes in one passage. I'm going to quote, sky, dance employees who don't wanna give him John Lasseter. A second chance have to stay and be on. Uncomfortable or lose their jobs. Shouldn't it be John Lasseter who has to lose his job? If the employee's don't wanna give him a second chance there's lots to single out on this. I think that's remarkable. What did you also notice about what Emma Thompson had to say? Well, I just thought the fact that she said that people like me have to take the stand. And if we don't nothing is going to change we can talk about it. We can have tasks force. We can have PSA's, and we should do all that. But Hollywood runs on money and star power. And until the stars that make the money the stars that make the projects run until they're willing to go. I'm not going to do this. You know, I will not work for this, man. Because I believe that this was not a good higher. I believe that this makes too many people uncomfortable that it's too dangerous for too many people. You know, David Ellison isn't taking a chance John Lasseter is not going to sexually. Him. But who knows and who's going to be the first person like, you know, everybody's on eggshells. Anyway, like who's going to be the person that if something happens it's guidance who's going to speak up because it's the women who are targeted. They're not equal to the power of the man. That's the whole point there. There are people who don't feel like they have the kind of voice now, I think that that has changed a little bit. I hope it's changed a lot. And I think that seeing someone like Emma Thomson take this kind of stand and walk away from a project that she was excited about doing sends a really great message to everyone, including her peers, this is another tool in terms of fixing Hollywood is that the people who are in these positions. These A-List people you need to do more than make statements. They need to make statements with their feet. So what happens to a project like luck? We'll somebody else come in and take it over or will the movie fall apart and a lot of people who were going to work lose their jobs. I mean, there's no real easy ending to the store. Is there? No. And that's something that she also addresses in the letter is stars do have that kind of responsibility for a project that they're you know, they are one person. But there is cast and crew and people who may be this is their first big job, and nobody wants to take that away from people. And so I'm sure it was a difficult decision. Because I don't know they haven't announced a replacement. I don't know what female actor would step in to do that. I don't know what their choices are going to be. I don't know what how the director. They've been very quiet. Nobody has been commenting. I, you know, I don't know how the director feels about it. But this was a very big deal for them. This was one of two big animation films that we're going to sort of put scions animation on the map. And this is not a good way to start.
"emma thomson" Discussed on Little Gold Men
"Sam elliott. Best song best cinematography and best sound mixing chemist. Turn of the Los Angeles Times calls at passionate, emotional and fearless for consideration in all categories. Okay. So speaking of Bradley Cooper singing, and we want to mention a few updates to the Oscar telecast, if you've been following this podcast, you know, that ABC and the academy has sort of been at loggerheads trying to figure out how to winnow the long Oscar telecast down to I think it's two hours with they're shooting for which is but on us, and it's so ABC can premier a show after the Oscars do like a sort of Super Bowl lead into a show on ABC's part of it. And so. Lot of things have been happening. In terms of that we've been hearing a lot of what's going to be cut was not gonna be cut. We don't have the final word on like say which categories are going to be announced during the show, and we'll have more information on that up on Vanity Fair dot com later this week, etc. Etc. But what we do know is that after announcing that they were gonna cut all but two of the Oscar nominated songs they know now that they're all back in possibly due to some pressure from lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper. I guess or Twitter. Thank you again. Jack doors. So friendly Cooper lady Gaga, we'll do it on shallow Jennifer Hudson will perform I'll fight from Rb, David rallies, and Gillian Welch will sing when a cowboy traces spur wings from the Veleta BUSTER Scruggs, and I guess there's no like Kendrick Lamar is not confirmed as as of as of right now. And then Emily blunt will not be singing the nominated song the place where the loss things go from Mary returns. And so people are wondering who might take her place like as much as limit weld maranda was also on the Jack Dorsey machine advocating for these songs to come back in. I don't see even Lynn trying to pull off this like winsome nanny song. No singing voices. Not maybe his strafe as not like. Maranda? I think he is in a phenomenal. Just can't sing act dance. No. But he's seeing maybe not I would not think of him for a place where the loss things go. Let's weeds he can tweet guys know, and he can write a great musical. So like, but, but yeah, gold derby has like a fun little list of options who could take place into lands where I don't think. So love her Emma Thomson, maybe because she played Mary Poppins mobile numbers, Meryl Streep Amy Adams Avions is like F you. I'm not doing anything be kademi Miley Cyrus, Arianna grown days, and is a day and beyond say of beyond the last things goes something that would just. You know, that's the that's the side of the apocalypse. They think but do I think you're missing one. That list is missing one very obvious person that they could pay billions of dollars to as Julie Andrews bring their I mean, I know she didn't want to be in the movie because she didn't want to air quotes steal Emilie's thunder. I guess at the end, even though Angela lansbury his role was clearly written with Julie Andrews in mind, let her sing it. Why not well? I mean, I don't know what her what's the situation with her her? You can't. But I don't think she does. I I have to say I think bringing I think that whole best original song category is maybe in need of an overhaul. Let's say to put it politely. But I think not having the people who sang the songs in the movie performed the songs is not a great idea. Like let Tim Blake Nelson seeing that Cowboys traits..
"emma thomson" Discussed on GSMC SciFi Podcast
"For more info. Everybody. This is Jay back with more Sifi new. So this next one is something that it's different interesting. It's it's it's another sequel of sorts, and it's actually been a long time since the you know, between one and the other. This was something when I heard about it. I was like, okay that's gonna be risky, but it is Walt Disney. And usually usually Walt Disney knows what they're doing. I cannot say they always make gold. I just can't say that. I'm a huge Disney fan. Don't get me wrong. I liked his Neil on. If you listen to this these episodes in the past you might be able to tell a bit of a Disney fan. But this is something that you know, I've seen it done in Hollywood before. And it's kind of taken a chance because what if it doesn't do it Justice? I mean, movies it popped in my mind. They're like this dumb and dumber to is one. You know, like waited a long time for a sequel. And this one. So this one is a Disney classic in my opinion, the songs right conic like super catcher fragile Biella Yoshida's. Let's go fly. A kite is a very uplifting song to me, you know, feed the birds a spoonful of sugar. I mean, these are classic icon. Ick songs, right? And this is, you know, a character that I'm actually I found out very recently. I didn't know this. There's like six seven eight books based on his character. And before this movie came out, by the way, another movie came out that I would highly recommend watching because you get a bit more of the story between Walt Disney played by Tom Hanks and peeled Travers. Played by Emma Thomson. I think you know of how this came to life, saving, Mr. banks. If you haven't watched it, I would really recommend into the mazing stories and amazing movie that had a great job just telling a how the whole process of like, you know, from getting the rights to the book to having the book made into move. Easy all the trials and tribulations that when lung the way, and of course, there is a Broadway musical of this too. I think it's still on Broadway. Don't quote me on that. But there at least was brought him musical is. So the movie if you know urine -ticipant has peaked in your curiosities peaked is Mary Poppins returns. So this movie, let me give you some Baxter. The and achy learned a lot about this film last night that I didn't know about it. So the original movie come out nineteen sixty four Julianne. Drew's Dick Van Dyke. Are you know, the main stars in at the bigger names in it? And and that movie took place in the nineteen hundreds. So this sequel Cam is coming out fifth almost. Yeah. Like over fifty years later, but the time line is twenty five years difference is what it is. So, you know, Michael Jane are grown up now. And Burt is we hear is out. Traveling somewhere. So his apprentice Jack played by Luma Miranda is you know, in this kind of takes on the it's nice..
"emma thomson" Discussed on Mostly Lit Podcast
"Because you can't just be teaching antiquated shit to students because they live in the modern world. So you need to give them a flavor of the past, the present, what happened in between it shouldn't be, oh, I, for example, I think university does it pretty well in university. When I did my course, I go favor from medieval post, colonial all of these different eras. But when you're in school you, you were in school for five years and you cannot put my end your teaching. These kids Romeo and Juliet till kingdom come come on that. But upon there is the Tila teaches a pressured into things. Needs to be reformed needs to change and the the, you know, the secretary of education really needs to sit down. But when secretary of education probably knows nothing, not about education doesn't understand these kids daily lives. You can have a curriculum for eastern that cannot be at Wilson academy. I think when I was learning Shakespeare when I was at school year nine, ten, eleven, even Auty always gave film adoption adoption alongside it same. I always a member much nothing as the film with Emma, Thomson Denzel, Washington, Kiana, Reeves. Kenneth Branagh iconic cost. Yeah. But then I had I had Butler of saying. So I watched that. I was like, yes, I got it. Beth, same thing. The film rich. The fad for me, watch the film and we read it alongside the film so we can kind of like. It would have been. The thing is when when you're watching an uptake of of Shakespeare. It's wet word because it's usually the film is set for his film sweat for wet because the play. So it was very interesting to see into an to watch it. But then it's a further conversation around these kind of things like, what does love me? What does this mean? What can be? What can we see in this conversation Julia Romeo in this thing? How can we translate that to Boston? For example, like in Boston in a in a in the locker was a soap or something. People having bantering all, you know. It's very, it's very far. Themes, but in a different era, I suppose. And I think that's what needs to be. For example, in your shoes to Shakespeare, always tossing Shakespeare play. It's it's grind thing. I'm like, no, it shouldn't be. It really shouldn't be because that really put so many kids off. And before you know he, hey, and rightly. So you should because you're not giving anything else, but my sorry. Sorry, just to point out. My only thing that I don't like this is when Shakespeare is taught to. Countries are not in the west. I don't like the idea and it's part of the colonial movement that exported not only goods and end war, but also the arts and putting their arts above everything else. And so when I go back to Hans NIA and my cousins off quoting me Shakespeare, but they cannot tell me about what young goal to to too much like stat, opposites such a standard. I'm really saddened because exploitation of British art values culture to the other two that could call knees as they say is what made them such a big deal in the weld and and why they do deem themselves to be above the rest of the weld in culture in in civilization, and that is what needs to end. So when people are telling me should shakes the hose, a massive. Debate in. I think it was that South Africa was Shakespeare should be taught in the schools. I was like out -solutely not. I love Shakespeare. Don't get me wrong, but that's not the history. I guess just one of those things right. We shouldn't be. It should be appreciated across the world, but not force because. Just one of them, like if you, if you were from different countries to England, like for example, do you know about Malia? Hey, right? That's the French version of Shakespeare, for example, example. So I let that because I studied French, so therefore I could go to Brian's and had the culture understanding. Molly I was and you have all these other like French lychee literary figures that we don't know about my clothes. You know, I mean, it depends on what you are studying in your interest. Of it's different for somebody else's cultural..
"emma thomson" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"Branagh who make this big there's this amazing power they are a bit but what people don't understand because emma thompson comes to prominence in the states as this very serious actress in these tony literary films emma yes is that she started out in sketch comedy she did like almost any brits you can do it all hugh laurie stephen fry emma thomson they would tread knows boards together in cambridge they were laughs make them up cambridge footlights like that it's kinda like harvard lampoon it's like ooh this smart schools got the funding you know they get to have everything but yes she was very famous so believe they won the perrier award they didn't a big deal so push for to the nineties she's used a serious actress she's got a couple nominations under about she's one back into right for how but wild this transition is happening lindsay duran has started revisiting promise she made yourself as young girl if i ever make a career in hollywood if i'm ever to become a successful producer i want to adapt sensibility her favorite book and austin not in style no nope very much not in style no prior not in this sort of austin revises the this and the same years to bbc both of those sort of any cool again which austen's mafia and persuasion was also this year with karen hinz he is thing.
"emma thomson" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"A nest on top of a building at umass lowell this happened yesterday morning at fox hall tom french is with the massachusetts division of fisheries and wildlife falcons are very attentive parents very protective of their nasa they can be aggressive to people they'll take good care of their chicken getting ready for release but we did put a leg bands on it so it'll be identifiable for the rest of his life looks like at least twenty five falcon chicks have hatched in a nest box on top of fox hall umass lull in the last ten years burr tach at the university have grown and establish otherness across the city as well as concord leominster and newburyport actress emma thompson is now dame emma thomson thomson was one of more than a thousand people who received royal honours yesterday other well well known names include actress keira knightley who was made an officer in the order of the british empire winter olympic gold medalist lizzy arnold and heavyweight boxing champ anthony joshua were also given royal honours hbo is giving fans of game of thrones the ultimate thrill producer jane goldman has given the green light to begin production on a prequel series so the storyline will take place thousands of years before the era of west rose and a chronicles the world's descend from the golden age of heroes in its darkest hour goldman co created the project with george r r martin no release date has been set meantime the final season of game of thrones is scheduled to air next year this is josh binswanger hope you're enjoying your weekend on the summit between the united states and north korea we'll also hear from mayor marty.
"emma thomson" Discussed on Finding Your Frequency
"So how how difficult was a for you to get the key to get the irish accent down for the role nor give me go because being an audio i find that irish in english and scottish accent infant stubborn act seem to really ag for me you know we will ever l l he cups per made the general american accent so it'll york on that a little hard for me to get into just it's hard for leading inmates i'm getting quite frankly and on right right so what see what was the best roll that you've ever played you have a favorite tool man it's over a hundred income films um uh and they are the best roll because i love them all you know like the dole just being like 'cause on basic what you call a character acting on a play a lot of barking films will i i i still do a lot of other different types of roles um and roles then may goal i guess look but the one i played off the sons of anneke um was uh saving missed the banks um the disney movie i would limit emma thomson and tom hanks letting work within ball more seems always calling show i really enjoyed that because it was the case it was a period pace you know back in the early 1900s in our quite a bank manager and you know in the top hat in china and little round glosses and a basically had the same discussion everything i had in on the reynecke by just twisted encoded off by oh it was really cool to i'm from playing that character into this bank manager in that period pace with the kind and the doublebreasted signals you will really cool was a challenge xi's mortgage jones implying a party president in know you know you are also on uh a couple of episodes of my favorite tv show which has called criminal minds uh what what what what was that like for you what was that experience like gamble that way.
"emma thomson" Discussed on Finding Your Frequency
"And how difficult was the for you to get the key to get the irish accent down for the role not giving goods being an audio i find that irish in english and scottish actually infants stubborn axime to really for me you know we will ever l l he cups for may the general american accent so little york on that a little hard for me to get into just it's hard for data can mazlum old getting with ainsley and on right right so we'll see what was the best roll that you've ever played you have a favorite tool manitoba one hundred films um uh new yeah i die the best rocca's i love them all you know like the bill just been so because on basic what you call a character acting on a play lotta barking films will i i i still do a lot of other different types of roles um and what are you i am roles then may go i guess little but the one i played off the sons of anneke um was uh saving mr banks um the disney movie now we amitai emma thomson and tom hanks citing work with him but almost seems always calling show i really enjoyed that because it was the case it was a period pace you know back in the early 1900s in our quite a bank manager and you know in the top hat in china and little round glosses and a basically had signed a scottish and everything i had in under anybody just twisted encoded off by how it was really cool to i'm from playing that character into this bank manager in that period pace with the campaign and the doublebreasted signals you will surely cool was a challenge xi's father mortgage jones implying a party president in uh you know you are also on uh a couple of episodes of my favorite tv show which has called criminal minds uh what what what what was that like for you what was that experience like naval that.
"emma thomson" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"Mahathir yet with czech button you mentioned the tool guy ali we've had a few questions about tube is another jack is different jocularly jack around errands jet will rediscover jack okay gents asking your favorite memory of the to a guy all all all well ron atkinson's very special of course hillary's fellow but you know and richard karn us you know like i was saying well he acted in this one seen you know he played put on a fake moustache and he comes out of a bathroom as i'm going in are you still like to tease him in one way or another visa very sweet amazing guy but not to bury the lead emma thomson was her first movie she's she's she spectacular she spectacular oh my god and she noory just another actor he argued jason isaacs it was his first movie as well he played a doctor and one of the scenes that the dream sequence all wound up is behind the mask yes yes no kidding what allows you now at least eastern well disease due in friendlies they are tracking at say hi to jason hyatt jaso that them he's going to be on this week's podcast we've you he is yeah dhaliwal sentence will sogard aims were really we're reunited reunited and it feels so i have a quick followup question it from captain daddy puppy i happened added a captain he asked shatti patio she wants to know if you had to only weather wardrobe from the fly all the tools guy for the rest of your life which would you got well the tall guy had i you know i came with some of that was mine and then they got some i had sigh broad does suitcases here to london of crazy you know stupid stuff you know i was supposed to be ah.
"emma thomson" Discussed on Truth & Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast
"Which is man is the womb is placed too high let's go without his knowledge at one here i don't know if it's my favorite but one that is we stay with me from the sean penn christopher walken dream team pairing back in the 80s at close range because woken is the the bad guy the criminal who returns to the families left behind and as the kind of heroworshipping son who gets involved in one of his schemes anyway in the play by sean penn yelling sean penn and the movies like father like son like hell whoa whoa whoa hey speaking of fathers and sons that is very much a theme dis and noah bone docks heart as he has proved once again with the release of his latest film the mayor who it's stories brackets noon selected which is up next the the latest film sperling portmanteau if you will portray of a new family in there other troubled relationship with a father who's played by dustin hoffman assorted numic sculptor whose career is never quite received the was never quite hit the heights that he felt that it should have i mention hoffman but also involved in this film adam sandler judd hersh ben stiller adam driver elizabeth ma belle or model which will which and who us emma thomson because which is great because it is i was thinking it's just one hogwarts costing choice away from being a classic khanna and learn his sister's woody allen production and bingo there's emma thompson and especially this hoffman and sun let together lost on the big screens what we were waiting for absolutely or right this is a film with a parenthesis in its title which i'm never happy about it always six mile loan bells ring.
"emma thomson" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"Meryl streep but then people like don't like her there i i don't understand them but there are people who don't rate her asshole lied late van will that god is coming that is very much marshlands that are like to seize land play margaret thatcher hillary yeah i mean i think there's some there's a great actresses i think sometimes they've they've had trouble asserted getting the roles um but the ones who to get the rules and can run with it you know the cape lunches and the truly ours i mean what you can do about uh you know plunged can punch it is supposed to coming to the london stage next spring and i should have said that 'cause i won't be the only one waiting cycle the money thomas all the money yes if he can i said that everyone forgets school does you wish to be done yet i think it was streetcar named desire another last person ice will do that we spent gillian anderson who was unbelievably good name so i would be very and tracy what cape onto canoe a vehicle that is exciting i'm chris hello stars unconcerned yup there is monocytes shows a shelter copy again however is not like we discussed thing still making it with especially involves the south african accent tight a beeline condit so new top of afrikaans phnom with ever heard before tight a clump deal with the startline so that can stop it right and but i would like to because we know who the obvious answer is so if we put lady meryl streep aside from inundated guy hey we don't know we have to owning stars born tone even we don't know it's definitely for me i think my soul of selection would be kate winslet the i am just people that i think in contention 'cause the goal of rain she am cape lunch at yup tip swinton yelda tilda god love the told you do and this went meister emma thompson emma thomson tom sarino does the renege julianne.