Emma Thompson Full Frontal At The Age Of 62 In ‘Good Luck To You Leo Grande’
Emma Thompson is one of the most sought Hollywood actresses popular for many films. Her latest movie ‘Good Luck To You Leo Grande’ is making headlines as Emma Thompson did full frontal at the age of 62.
Directed by Sophie Hyde, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande follows the story of a widowed teacher Nancy Stokes, who, in an attempt to experience the excitement in the bedroom for the very first time, enlists the help of a male escort.
The story of the movie deals with the character dynamics as they open up with each other. It becomes clear that both Nancy and Leo struggle with their own paths in life, with the latter finding it difficult to bond with his own family due to his career as a male escort —which is something he is extremely proud of.
The leading character of Stokes is portrayed by Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson, who is quite vocal about how she prepared for a full-frontal opposite her co-star, Daryl McCormack (Peaky Blinders).
Emma Thompson Revealed Intimate Scenes At 62 Were Challenging
Thompson revealed that filming the intimate scene was particularly “challenging” due to the “dreadful demands” women face to adhere to a specific body type.
“[Director] Sophie [Hyde], Daryl, and I rehearsed entirely nude and talked about our bodies, talked about our relationship with our bodies, drew them, discussed the things that we find difficult about, things we like about them, described one another’s bodies,” Thompson disclosed.
“It’s very challenging to be n*ude at 62… This thing of having to be thin is still the same as it ever was, and actually, in some ways, I think it’s worse now,” the BAFTA-winner continued.
Although she found filming the scene challenging, Thompson added that she doesn’t believe that she would have “been able to do it at an earlier point in her long career.” She added, “I don’t think I could’ve done it before the age that I am. And yet, of course, the age that I am makes it extremely challenging because we aren’t used to seeing untreated bodies on the screen.”
The British comedy-drama premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. “It’s something unlike anything I’ve ever done before and I had never seen anything like this before. The first thing that struck me was its sheer originality,” Thompson said of the film during a recent Q&A chat.
She added, “Then what struck me next was the real necessity of this film — the way that we talk about pleasure or shame — I didn’t realize how thirsty I was for a story like this until it came along.”