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I snubbed Trump's date offer, claims Emma Thompson

By Katie Archer

Emma Thompson has claimed she once turned down an offer from Donald Trump to stay in Trump Tower and have dinner with him.

The Saving Mr Banks actress was a guest on Swedish news outlet SVT when she disclosed that Trump had asked her on a date years before he became US President.

As the host and guests talked about Trump, Thompson said: "He asked me out once. You want to hear?"

She explained that she had been in the US filming 1998 release Primary Colors and that she just had divorce papers come through from her marriage to Kenneth Branagh, which lasted from 1989 to 1995.

Thompson added: "The phone rings in my trailer, which it's never done before, so it's like a moose had just entered my trailer.

"I lift up the phone. 'Hi, it's Donald Trump here.' I said, 'Really? Can I help you?'

"He said, 'I wonder if I could offer you some accommodation in one of my Trump Towers - they're really comfortable.

"I think we would get on very well. Maybe we could have dinner some time.'"

Thompson continued: "I didn't know what to do with myself. I was on my own and I just said, 'Erm, I'll get back to you.'"

The actress added that she had not met up with him.

But she joked: "I wish I had... think of the stories."

Thompson later had a child with Greg Wise, who she married in 1999.

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