The days, you know, could be intense, and it’s nice to have a glass of wine and relax, and eat something. And then we could yell at the television instead of each other because it was the election… [x]
Happy Birthday, Dame Judith Olivia “Judi” Dench (9 Dec., 1934)I never want to stop. I need to learn every day. I don’t question the curiosity. It’s like I love quizzes and things. Did you know what Nostradamus’s first name was? Michel! It’s not likely, is it?
Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers
Even as children, they would creep into each other’s beds and sleep with their arms entwined. Even in the womb.
Chris Cooper about Meryl Streep's performance in "August Osage County"
When I was a girl, it was a very far away thing. It was an iconic object that existed very far away and belonged to people like Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, even to another age. I didn’t really take it in, I was in that world, the comic world, I didn’t think about it. […] Tony (Hopkins) was up there opening the envelop and my mum turned around and said “You’ve got a chance in hell”. It was like putting down a mattress, you know, in case of disappointment. The odd thing was not so much standing on the stage and looking at the front row and everyone who was sitting there was famous -everyone- but it was going back stage that made me realize the truly iconic quality of the Oscar. Because I had to roll up my tights and I handed it to a security guard and I’ve never seen a face on him like it. I could have been handing him the Ark of the Covenant. It was extraordinary. And I thought “oh !”, and I looked at the Oscar in a different way after that. I thought “Oh, I had no idea”. - Emma Thompson (x) & (x)