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Emma Thompson’s Wonderful Thoughts on Feminism, Ageism, Trump, and Teapots


vulture.com – Kyle Buchanan

There’s a maxim in Hollywood that nobody knows anything, but perhaps they simply haven’t talked to Emma Thompson. The outspoken Oscar-winning actress can expound on any subject with experience and wit. With her new film A Walk in the Woods out this week, we called Thompson up and asked her to go off on a wide variety of topics. Read on, and be both delighted and provoked.

Older men dating younger women in the movies

Maggie Gyllenhaal made headlines earlier this year when she was deemed “too old” to play a 55-year-old’s love interest, and even 20-something actresses like Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone find themselves frequently paired with middle-aged men old enough to be their dads, a subject that vexes Thompson. “The age thing is insane,” said Thompson, though she noted, “It was ever thus. I remember saying years and years ago, when I was 35, that they’d have to exhume somebody to play my leading man … Nothing’s changed in that regard. If anything, it’s got worse.”

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