Emma Thompson Keeps Her Two Academy Awards In The Loo:"They're Kind Of Special"
Anyone who uses her loo will be in for a special treat.
Emma Thompson keeps her two Oscars in her toilet to give guests “a little lift”.
The Love Actually star admitted to displaying her two Academy Awards — the 1992 statuette for Best Actress for Howard’s End and the 1995 Best Adapted Screenplay trophy for Sense and Sensibility — in her downstairs bathroom in order to let visitors live their movie star fantasies in secret.
Emma, 62, made this revelation during a video interview — which was conducted by two adorable kids, nine-year-old Imani and eight-year-old Tali — to help raise awareness of Barnado's Kidmas campaign in the UK.
Asked where she keeps her awards, Emma said: “So, I’ve got a shelf, top of my room with my telly in, so they’re all up there. I’ve got two Oscars because you know, they’re kind of special and I feel they are a big deal, so I’ve got them in the loo downstairs.”
“And so people can go to the loo and say, ‘Oh, they’re the Oscars, so you can go to the loo and then they can stand in front of the mirror and hold the Oscar, and say, ‘I’d like to thank my mother’, and then they can put it back down again. I don’t know if anyone has done that, but at least they can have a little lift.”
Besides the two Oscars, Emma is also a recipient of three BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and one Primetime Emmy Award.
"Where do you keep them?" Imani asked. "Do you show them to everyone that comes to your house?"
Emma exclaimed: “Can you imagine what it would be like if someone came to my house and I said for the first thing, ‘Let me show you my awards!’ Wouldn’t you walk straight out?”
Elsewhere, Emma gave an insight into the “extraordinary costume” she had to wear as Miss Trunchbull, the dreaded headmistress in the new movie adaption of Roald Dahl’s Matilda.
She said: “It’s the most extraordinary costume because I had to wear a big fat suit and then these great big boots. [It was] a very heavy costume and then I had prosthetic pieces stuck on [my face] and pretend ears, and a pretend nose”
Afterwards, the Angels in America actress enthused about the interviewers and their “great questions” as she praised the “incredible” work of the children’s charity.
She said: “I was delighted to meet Imani and Tali. They kept me on my feet with such great questions.
“Barnardo’s does the most incredible work supporting children right across the country and I really hope the Kidsmas campaign can help spread some festive magic for vulnerable children this Christmas.”
As part of its Kidsmas campaign Barnardo’s is asking people across the country to come together with families, friends, and communities to raise vital funds to help vulnerable children feel part of a happy, safe, and caring Christmas — and can access support all year round.
Watch the kids' interview with Emma here:
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