Published On: Fri, Jun 17th, 2022

Emma Thompson Talks About Baring It All in Her Latest Film ‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’

Emma Thompson as Katherine Newbury in Late Night.

Emma Thompson is an icon, and in her over-forty-year career, she has continued to make space for her own sense of self—especially when it comes to her body. In her latest film, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, Thompson plays a retired school teacher who hires a young sex worker to get a sense of fun back in her life. This film marks the second time the two-time Academy Award winner has appeared naked onscreen.

The first was in The Tall Guy with Jeff Goldblum. While speaking to the New York Times, the actress is candid about not feeling slim enough to be naked onscreen and not buying into the diet culture around women in media. “It’s not fair to say, ‘No, I’m just this shape naturally.’ It’s dishonest and it makes other women feel like [expletive],” she says. “So if you want the world to change, and you want the iconography of the female body to change, then you better be part of the change. You better be different.”

The Mary Sue

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