Kristin Scott Thomas ‘proud’ of Four Weddings and a Funeral

Kristin Scott Thomas is proud to have starred in classic movies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral.The actress played Fiona in Richard Curtis’ hit 1994 romantic comedy alongside Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, and John Hannah, and she is overjoyed that t…

Kristin Scott Thomas is proud to have starred in classic movies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral.

The actress played Fiona in Richard Curtis’ hit 1994 romantic comedy alongside Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, and John Hannah, and she is overjoyed that the movie is still being enjoyed by audiences decades later.

“I’ve made some films – Four Weddings and a Funeral, Gosford Park – that kind of lurk around for decades, and that’s something to be proud of,” Kristin told InStyle, before adding that there are some movies she’s ashamed of, but she will never reveal which ones.

“It’s been a mixture of luck and instinct that has allowed me to do some pretty good projects,” she shared. “And, actually, the past few years have been really interesting career-wise too, starting with The Party, which was a sort of political comedy, and then Darkest Hour, and then Fleabag.”

And Kristin insisted that the roles she’s offered now she’s in her 50s are much better than when she was younger.

“I would say that I’ve hit a sweet spot. Fortunately, as I have got older, the work has got better,” she explained.

Elsewhere in the interview, Kristin revealed that she was “frustrated” with her career as an actress for a long time.

“I felt that being an actress wasn’t particularly useful, and I felt frustrated by it. I would think, ‘What’s the point of doing this all?’ But I’m beginning to see the point now,” she stated, noting that movies can positively affect audiences, which in turn, gives her acting career meaning.

“When you realise that the work we do in the theatre or in the movies can have an influence on the way people behave with each other and how people think about things, even in a small way, that gives you purpose,” the 59-year-old added.

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Kristin Scott Thomas is relieved her first film flopped

Kristin Scott Thomas is glad her first film, Under the Cherry Moon, was a flop back in the 1980s.The 59-year-old British star revealed in an interview with U.S. InStyle that she was relieved the musical, in which she starred alongside Prince, who was m…

Kristin Scott Thomas is glad her first film, Under the Cherry Moon, was a flop back in the 1980s.

The 59-year-old British star revealed in an interview with U.S. InStyle that she was relieved the musical, in which she starred alongside Prince, who was making his directorial debut, was a huge flop in 1986.

“I’m so glad that my success happened little by little and that my first film was a failure. It was an enormous turkey; it was terrible,” she laughed. “It was also completely surreal because Prince and I were absolute children – we were in our 20s.”

The Four Weddings and a Funeral actress was glad to have to start all over again in Hollywood, and counts her failures as valuable experience.

“I started from the bottom, worked up, and practiced until I was ready to have a big role,” she explained. “In the current culture you see so many people rise to stardom really quickly and then run out of steam. I was lucky to be able to get experience and make some bum films.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Kristin admitted being raised as a Roman Catholic when she was younger made her think that the word ambition was “almost sinful”, and until she made The English Patient in 1996, she “stifled” her desire to be an actress.

“That may sound crazy, but it’s true,” Kristin shared, as she revealed that nowadays, she concentrates on juggling her busy career with family life. “These days my principal ambition is to get satisfaction and excitement and nourishment from work and also leave enough space for a fulfilling family life.”

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Elizabeth Hurley credits ‘manual labour’ for her stunning figure

Elizabeth Hurley stays fit and healthy in her fifties by doing “manual labour”.The Bedazzled beauty is known for showing off her fantastic figure in bikini snaps on social media, but she has insisted her toned physique has nothing to do with hitting th…

Elizabeth Hurley stays fit and healthy in her fifties by doing “manual labour”.

The Bedazzled beauty is known for showing off her fantastic figure in bikini snaps on social media, but she has insisted her toned physique has nothing to do with hitting the gym – and is instead the result of performing all kinds of chores inside and outside the house.

“To be honest, I don’t do any exercise, per se, but I’m extremely active, because for me, I’ve always found when you look around, the best bodies are on manual labourers,” she explained to U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America.

“I use a chainsaw, I use a hedge trimmer,” the 54-year-old said. “You burn a ton of calories, and you’re using everything (every muscle in your body), and you’ve cut the hedge, so I recommend people just being more active: run up the stairs a lot, never take the elevator!”

Elizabeth’s comments come as her ex-boyfriend Hugh Grant revealed she was shunned by designers when trying to find a dress for the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral back in 1994.

The actress ultimately wore one of the most iconic red carpet looks of all time – a daring black Versace gown held together with oversized gold safety pins – but Hugh told a new BBC documentary that the dress was loaned to her at the last minute.

“Poor Elizabeth rang some top designers and they all said: ‘No, who are you?’ or ‘No, we’re not lending you anything.’ Then Versace said: ‘Yes, we’ll lend you a dress’, and they just sent one round which is that one with the safety pins,” the 59-year-old told A Life on Screen, which focused on his career. “So she shoved it on and I raised my eyebrows a fraction and we set off.”

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Hugh Grant: ‘My romantic comedy days are over’

Hugh Grant is convinced he’s become “too old and ugly” to star in any more romantic comedies. The British actor is well-known for his work in the genre thanks to films such as Love Actually, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones’s Diary, but he has now revea…

Hugh Grant is convinced he’s become “too old and ugly” to star in any more romantic comedies.

The British actor is well-known for his work in the genre thanks to films such as Love Actually, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones’s Diary, but he has now revealed that 2014’s The Rewrite was most likely his last romantic comedy outing because his looks aren’t what they used to be.

“I got too old and ugly and fat to do them anymore,” he said during a roundtable discussion with The Hollywood Reporter. “So now I’ve done other things and I’ve got marginally less self-hatred than I had before.”

Reflecting on his films, which also include Two Weeks Notice and About a Boy, Grant admitted that he made a couple of “shockers” but he’s quite proud of the rest.

“Most of those romantic comedies I can look squarely in the face – one or two are shockers, but on the whole, I can look them in the face and people like them,” the 58-year-old continued. “And I am a big believer that our job is to entertain. I see us as craftsmen along with the guy who does the lights and the guy who edits and the guy who pushes the dolly. Because if it’s not that, I think it’s a bit masturbatory.”

He also expressed regret about going for the same roles after becoming a hit overnight with Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994.

“After Four Weddings, and the world was my oyster, I should’ve made interesting decisions and done different stuff. Instead, I repeated myself almost identically about 17 times in a row,” he added.

Grant, who has been earned praise for TV miniseries, A Very English Scandal, was joined by Richard Madden, Billy Porter, Stephan James, Diego Luna and Sam Rockwell for the roundtable discussion.

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Elizabeth Hurley can still fit into iconic Versace safety pin dress

Elizabeth Hurley can still fit into the Versace safety pin dress she first wore 25 years ago.The English model and actress made headlines around the world when she stepped out in the revealing black number, held together with oversized gold pins, when …

Elizabeth Hurley can still fit into the Versace safety pin dress she first wore 25 years ago.

The English model and actress made headlines around the world when she stepped out in the revealing black number, held together with oversized gold pins, when she accompanied then-boyfriend Hugh Grant to the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994.

To mark the anniversary of the iconic garment, Versace creative director Donatella Versace has recreated the outfit. However, Elizabeth, 53, is adamant she can still slip into the original.

“I don’t exercise, but I am very active,” she said in an interview for U.S. Harper’s Bazaar magazine. “But just because it still fits doesn’t mean I would wear it today – it wouldn’t be appropriate!”

Elizabeth went on to describe how Donatella’s updated safety pin dress is much “more demure” than the one her late brother Gianni Versace dreamed up, with the new ensemble featuring draped fabric across the bodice and one long sleeve.

And even though the Versace dress launched the brunette beauty onto the global stage, leading to her scoring a gig as a brand ambassador for Estee Lauder, she insisted that she had no idea that the little black dress would have the power to change the course of her career.

“I was so unprepared for what happened that night… I urgently needed to find a dress to wear for Hugh’s premiere, and in those days I had no idea about fashion,” Elizabeth recalled, adding that she ended up collecting the dress from a PR executive’s office. “I remember going to an office where they literally fished a dress out of a white plastic bag… I took it home and did my own hair and make-up, fighting Hugh for the mirror, which wasn’t even full-length, in our tiny one-bedroom flat. It was all very unglamorous compared to how things get done these days.”

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Elizabeth Hurley wears her teenage son’s clothes

Elizabeth Hurley introduces her teenage son’s clothes to her own wardrobe when he outgrows them.The actress/model became a fashion icon after she accompanied her then-boyfriend Hugh Grant to the 1994 premiere of his film Four Weddings and a Funeral, we…

Elizabeth Hurley introduces her teenage son’s clothes to her own wardrobe when he outgrows them.

The actress/model became a fashion icon after she accompanied her then-boyfriend Hugh Grant to the 1994 premiere of his film Four Weddings and a Funeral, wearing a black Versace dress held together with huge gold safety pins.

Elizabeth has since been renowned for her glamorous style, but confessed that it’s a whole different story in the comfort of her own home, where she often sports outfits courtesy of her 16-year-old son Damian, whom she shares with American businessman Steve Bing.

“I tend to wear Damian’s cast-offs. His 14/15-year-old trackie bottoms fit me perfectly,” the 53-year-old admitted in an interview with Britain’s You magazine, adding that she tends to ditch make-up and sweep her brunette locks away from her face when she’s at home.

This isn’t the first time Elizabeth has opened up about her casual home life in the countryside and previously explained to reporters at Grazia magazine that fans “wouldn’t recognise her” in a police line-up thanks to her vastly different look.

However, when it comes to her social media profile, The Royals star often poses in the sexy bikinis she sells through her eponymous swimwear label. And on top of stealing her son’s clothes, she also turns to Damian for design tips thanks to his fashion-forward eye.

“My son is incredibly supportive of me and my beachwear business and of me as an actor and the breadwinner of our family of two. I often show (the swimsuits) to him before I post them because he’s youth, he knows what people like,” she commented. “In fact, when he was little he used to try and persuade me to wear long couture dresses to parents’ evening, instead of my Uggs and tracksuit. No, he loved the glamour!”

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