April 15, 2011
Dear Emma Thompson,
If I could be an actress, I would be you.
Why? Because of…
…Margaret Schlegel in “Howard’s End,” (this was the first time I saw you—I enjoyed the film so much, I later read the book…the film was better, because of you!)
…Dr. Diana Reddin in “Junior,” (what a ridiculous movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger gets pregnant? So sorry you had to make that film. But you still did a great job.)
…Elinor Dashwood in “Sense and Sensibility” (you met your husband, Greg Wise, while filming. He portrayed Wilhouby. He was told by a psychic that he would meet his wife on the next film he worked on. And he did!...and you’ve lived happily ever after! Right?)
… Sybil Trelawney in the “Harry Potter” series. (loved the glasses!)
…Nanny McPhee in the “Nanny McPhee” movies. (loved the mole…it was a character all it’s own!)
…Karen Eiffel in “Stranger Than Fiction” (how could you work with Will Ferrell without cracking up? What a great concept for a movie. One of my favorites!)
…Karen in “Love, Actually” (when you discover that your husband may be having an affair with his secretary, I wanted to cry with you. And all while Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now’ is playing! You did an outstanding job of holding back the tears and holding it together. Then you kicked him out! Bravo!)
I marvel at you and your amazing talent. You have such range and you make the art of acting seem so completely easy. Certainly, you came from an acting family and so it’s evident you have the acting gene running through your veins. Looking forward to seeing what you do next!
Happy 52nd??? Birthday to one of the best!
Regards, Mrs Love