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Emma Thompson: be a monster on the screen is much easier

March 21 2006

In Moscow for the premiere of a magical family comedy "Nanny McPhee" came the leading role and screenwriter Emma Topmson. World-famous actress, winner of two Oscars (Best Actress and Best Screenwriter ") was shot earlier in the film" Love Actually "," Sense and Sensibility, "" Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban "and many others.

The plot of the new film is as follows:

Seven children of the family Brown - Simon, Tora, Eric, Lily, Christianna, Sebastian and baby Aggie - probably the most intolerable children in world history. Their busy work of the father, Mr. Brown, barely copes with his mischievous offspring - it all day working at a local funeral home. The children's mother died just a year ago, but the overbearing aunt of Mr. Brown, Adelaide, which financially supports him, threatened to cut his allowance, if Mr Brown does not marry within a month. Otherwise, it waits for debtor's prison, and the future of children in general will be uncertain.

But here at the rescue of numerous family and his hapless head comes an ugly nanny with magic powers.

The process of writing a script stretched Emma Thompson for 6 years. Moreover, for the literary foundation were not chosen the most popular children's books. Thompson explains it this way:

- First, I came across a small book of disobedience. I grew up obedient child, but implicit in the book idea intrigued me and became the basis of the film. Work on the script is really too long, it had no time to adapt. I wanted to understand the text the same way, not only children but also adults.

In the film "Nanny McPhee" charming in the life of Emma Thompson appears as a horrible warty monster. But such a disfigurement does not scare actress. In addition, unlike many women, Thompson fairly easily apply to their own aging process.

- (Laughs) When, indeed, whether you feel a cold or, even easier to apply makeup.

With regard to aging, this issue is addressed not only to me. We live in a society that wants to see around the beautiful and pleasant people, has been used to me, I would hide and no one talked.

How do you deal with so many children?

- I always thought that making a film about animals and children - penal servitude. But now I can say that they work fine, they are very natural. Even a worm in "My horrible nanny" played beyond all praise - all were satisfied.

How to take a good children's movie?

We have a long tradition, when children are at night and tell stories, while their writing. Children are ready for hours listening to stories and imagination. Unfortunately, this custom has now receded into the past - from the movie, we, first of all, waiting for the spectacle and special effects. So I wanted above all to create a beautiful white layered tale. History with which we could find common language with the child.

With what in your opinion what has caused it, which is quite normal people are infantile - are beginning to lisp, lay round oneself a bunch of toys?

- We raise the question of personal happiness. Similarly, some people are trying to find a way out of domestic crisis. But, in my opinion, this is a very dangerous process, it is best to look the problem in the eye, than to run it.

You first time in Moscow.What are your impressions of the city?

- During a tour in support of the film "Nanny McPhee" I've visited in Los Angeles and New York, but Moscow - this is probably the most interesting place for me.

The film "Nanny McPhee" is released in large Russian hire 23 March 2006.

Maria Pavlikova

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