Walk of Fame: Emma Thompson
Born into a British acting family, Emma Thompson has been entertaining American audiences since her Oscar-winning role in "Howards End" (1992), and in such films as "Much Ado About Nothing" (1993), "The Remains of the Day" (1993) and "Stranger Than Fiction" (2006). Thompson also penned the screenplay for "Sense and Sensibility" (1995), earning another Oscar. In 2005, she introduced the moviegoing world to "Nanny McPhee," whose sequel, "Nanny McPhee Returns," opens Aug. 20. Just before receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Thompson discussed her career with THR's Noela Hueso.
The Hollywood Reporter: Somebody once said comedy is the natural outlet for the tragic mind. Do you agree?
Emma Thompson: Yes, I do. I knew a lot of comics when I was growing up and they were all fantastically dysfunctional. That still pertains. The greater the comic, the greater the dysfunction.
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