Belfast Telegraph

Emma Thompson: I hate selfies!

Emma Thompson has revealed she has no love for "selfies".

The Oscar-nominated star, who won the best actress award at the 2014 Jameson Empire Awards, admitted she wouldn't be caught taking a photo and then sharing it online like Ellen DeGeneres did at the Academy Awards.

"I wouldn't dream of taking a selfie with anyone. God almighty!" she said.

"That's to take narcissism to its unspeakable extremes," she continued, adding: "No, get a life, everyone. Just saying."

Emma, who attended the London ceremony with her husband Greg Wise, admitted she got starstruck when she met Bryan Cranston, because she is a fan of Breaking Bad.

"I met Bryan Cranston recently and I was quite starstruck by him," she said.

"But generally, not really. I mean, Mike Nichols (who she collaborated with on Wit) and Elaine May (who she worked with on Primary Colours) were wonderful people to me. There are certain people I have a degree of respect for that makes you feel... I don't know if it's starstruck, but it's a form of respect."

The 54-year-old actress was chosen by Empire magazine readers as the top actress for her performance as Pamela Travers in Saving Mr Banks.

She thanked her husband in her speech, saying: "I've got a lot of people to thank but there are none of them here, so I'm not going to bother. But my husband is here so I'm going to thank him for many things.

"First of all for pointing out I had a big hole in the back of my (cut-out) dress, and for all the animal noises he made while I had that perm (for Saving Mr Banks) which went on and on, and for refusing to have sex with me while I had it. So thank you Greg."


From Belfast Telegraph