Emma Thompson In 'Love Actually' Was Inspired By Her Cheating Husband Kenneth Branagh
March 2, 2018
Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham-Carter's affair was responsible for the dissolution of actress Emma Thompson’s marriage in 1995. The couple fell in love on the set of BBC’s "Fortunes of War."
Helena Bonham-Carter and Branagh met on set in 1994. She played Branagh's love interest in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. By 1995, Thompson walked out of her marriage of six years.
Motivation for her outstanding performance
It took 17 years for Thompson to finally speak about her divorce. Just after the separation, Thompson suffered a major bout of depression.
Cue the tears! Emma Thompson says the #LoveActually scene where she finds out her husband is cheating reminded her of her real-life... when her husband left her for Helena Bonham Carter. https://t.co/aq4rwhDhre pic.twitter.com/L9BT7ikGRh
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