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Emma Thompson is weepy writer

Emma Thompson finds herself "weeping" when she writes stories.

The Oscar-winning actress is celebrating the 110th anniversary of the iconic Peter Rabbit children's story by writing a book titled The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Emma says the process of putting pen to paper was much harder than any big screen role she has ever taken on.

"Writing is a much harder discipline. It's terribly frustrating and makes me weep, but once you start getting it right, it's hugely pleasurable," she smiled in an interview with Parade.

Emma is thrilled that she's involved with the literary project.

The 53-year-old star says books have a big influence on her life - and she has recalled reading stories to her daughter Gaia Romilly.

"Absolutely," she gushed when asked if she is a fan of the Peter Rabbit books. "They were the first books that were read to me, and I read them to my daughter. I read all the time.

"My idea of heaven is being on a boat with a big box of books."

Emma previously revealed how she was asked to contribute.

"I don't think I would have dreamt of stepping into Potter's footsteps unless I was asked the way I was asked - by Peter Rabbit. I got a box with Tartan on it and inside there was a couple of half-eaten radishes and a little letter," she said.

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