Emma Thomson Revealed She Experienced The 'Love Actually' Scene In Real Life

Date March 20, 2018

One of the scenes in Love Actually shows the moment when Emma Thomson cries after discovering her husband has an affair with another woman and even bought jewelry for her. Viewers were amazed by the outstanding acting of Emma Thomson and could not believe that it is possible to play the role so persuasive. But it turned out the actress has experienced the exact same situation in her life!


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Miss Thompson has recently revealed she was so convincing on the screen as a result of personal experience. Her first husband, Kenneth Branagh, broke the woman’s heart very badly. He was cheating on Emma Thomson with Helena Bonham Carter, and the loving couple split after eight years together.


She could understand the pain of her movie character more than anybody else, as she has experienced these feelings in reality:

That scene where my character is standing by the bed crying is so well known because it’s something everyone’s been through. I had my heart very badly broken by Ken. So I knew what it was like to find the necklace that wasn’t meant for me. Well it wasn’t exactly that, but we’ve all been through it.


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At the same event, the woman also spoke about #MeToo protest against sexual harassment. Emma Thomson revealed that a 45-year-old man forced her to kiss him when she was only 9 years old. Later in life, she has often faced unwanted advances by older men.

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Our industry, because part of what we have as actors, we have an attractivity level, and that’s something that can get very dirty and grungy.

Despite all hardships she has faced in her life, Emma Thomson never gives up and enjoys her life.

I feel like I look my age and I don’t mind that. I put concealer under my eyes, but I like looking my age. I’m 58, I accept that. The key to the spirit of youth is curiosity. If you’re curious you feel alive. That and not being poor. Being old is heaven.

She is a very wise and smart woman and there are so many things we should learn from her.


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