Oh dear

Normally this is the kind of thing I would leave to the Go Fug Yourself girls, since they do this for a living and are brilliant at it. But I just could not leave this one alone, and so far they haven't said anything about it. Once they do, you can forget whatever I've said.

First off, please let me say that I admire Emma Thompson so, SO very much. I think she is gorgeous and talented and smart. She started her own comedy troupe. She dated Hugh Laurie in college. She writes and acts and gets Academy Awards for both those things. She wrote the screenplay for Sense and Sensibility and got the lead role and got all her friends to be in it. And then she married hottie Greg Wise who played Willoughby. Take that, Kenneth I'm-So-Great Branagh! So, yes. Nothing but admiration.

The only thing that's tricky about her is that despite all that sense and wit she sometimes turns up in public dressed in really, really strange and unflattering outfits. Which brings us to today, when I saw this picture of her at the premier of Stranger than Fiction. (Sorry I can't post the photo here but I didn't want to sign up for a WireImage account.)

Seriously. What. Is. That. It looks like an ice-skating outfit gone wrong. Maybe she thinks the scarf helps, but it would need to be lots, lots bigger to cover that up. It gets worse when you see the whole thing. I bet poor Dustin Hoffman didn't know where to look.

Even though Emma Thompson is fabulous and has the credibility to dress however she wants, I really wish she wouldn't. It kind of makes me die a little bit inside.


The McCulloch Family said... [reply]

Ok that is bad. I mean, in Nanny McPhee when she was ugly and then got prettier that was one thing. But this is actual real life. She's pretty and I'm assuming trying to be prettier. Man. And her poor boobs. They don't look very comfy.

Desmama said... [reply]

It looks like the human incarnate of icicle lights. I wonder if she could plug it in and be, like, a decoration of sorts.

Anonymous said... [reply]

After a certain age, cleavage should be put away. Miss Thompson you have reached that age

Scully said... [reply]

I'm more concerned by the fact that the bottom half of her dress looks two sizes too small. It makes her look dumpy and lumpy. I will, however, always admire her for the way she handled her divorce from Kenneth Branagh and then ended up with Mr. Willoughby, who is seven years her junior. I remember she was all over the tabloids when I was in London because they were living together and she was pregnant with their daughter.

Nemesis said... [reply]

I remember that too, Scully! Now whenever I watch Sense & Sensibility, I think, "That's right, they're married in real life. Well played, Emma Thompson. Well played."

Panini said... [reply]

I adore her. Poor thing--there was probably no other alternative . . . her luggage was lost somewhere and . . .there was no time to go shopping . . . and that dress was left over in wardrobe somewhere.

My happy Emma moment was when she said how strange the gacky thin American craze is . . . and when she comes to Hollywood, she's going to buy some tight pants and shake her butt all around so people can see what one really looks like. :) right on.

Scully said... [reply]

Panini, I also heard she told Kate Winslet that if she lost weight for Hollywood, she would never speak to her again. Which is awesome. Because I think Kate Winslet is one of the most beautiful actresses.

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