Emma Thompson has proven herself to be blunt, if her recent comments about forgivingHelena Bonham Carter for the affair that ended her marriage to Kenneth Branagh are any indication. But the actress took her honesty one hilarious step further recently during a roundtable discussion with other actresses for The Hollywood Reporter.
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The group, which included Thompson, Amy Adams, Octavia Spencer, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, and Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave"), were discussing working with Meryl Streep, with whom Roberts stars in the upcoming "August: Osage County." Roberts said she learned that Streep had "great balance" as an actress, when Thompson interjected.
"I've snogged her," Thompson said of Streep, to the delight of the rest of the roundtable. "And what I learned was, you have to use tongues even if you're not a lesbian."
Thompson and Streep famously locked lips in the HBO film "Angels in America," where Thompson's angel character gives Streep's character an erotic, mid-air thrill.
"We had to do a snog," Thompson explained. "The angel gives her an orgasm in 'Angels in America.' [Director] Mike Nichols can get anyone to do anything."
Thompson's candor -- earlier in the discussion, she said she'd never do "muff shots," referring to below-the-belt nudity -- certainly earned the respect of her fellow actresses.
"You are the woman to have at a dinner party!" Winfrey gushed.
Save us a seat at that party, too.
[via The Hollywood Reporter, h/t Vanity Fair]
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