Emma Thompson shuts down interviewer who asks her about the royal wedding

'There’s not a single thought about it in my head to share with you'

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 18 May 2018 11:53 BST
Emma Thompson shuts down reporter asking her about royal wedding: 'Really, just stop it'

Emma Thompson really isn't getting caught up in royal wedding fever.

While much of the world gears up for this weekend's nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the British Oscar-winner is remaining far more level-headed than most, flying the flag for those who really aren't fussed about, well, watching two people get married.

Thompson was refreshingly honest in her reply to a Sky News interviewer who seemed adamant to get a positive reaction from her - slightly frustrating considering she was present to talk about the BBC's new adaptation of King Lear.

“[There’s] not a single thought about it in my head to share with you, I’m so sorry,” she replied. “I haven’t even… It doesn’t occur to me actually, my son is getting married next year so I am much more sort of dealing with that but really I have nothing to say about it.”

When asked whether she wishes them well, she added before growing frustrated: “Obviously, yes, but I don't know them. Stop it, just stop it okay. Stop doing the ‘Let’s talk about the royal wedding’. Just give the poor kids a break.”

The interview was filmed in late March but was released by Sky earlier this week.

Thompson stars in King Lear alongside Anthony Hopkins who was mistaken for a homeless man while filming scenes in Stevenage last October (you can see him in character here).

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