Here’s Why Emma Thompson Doesn’t Watch Love, Actually

Unlike the rest of the world, Emma Thompson doesn’t feel like rewatching Love, Actually this season! In a recent episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the veteran actress expressed that she finds it particularly hard to rewatch the beloved 2003 holiday classic. Written and directed by Richard Curtis, the hugely popular Love, Actually had a star-studded cast including Alan Rickman, Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant, Laura Linney, Keira Knightley, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Andrew Lincoln, Martin Freeman, Rodrigo Santoro, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and others, alongside Emma Thompson.

The Honest Confession

The 63-year-old actress appeared on the show to promote her upcoming holiday film Matilda the Musical. The enthusiastic host asked Thompson if she ever tuned into one of the many, many channels showing Love, Actually for Christmas. To that, the actress promptly answered that the film was 20 years ago and she hasn’t rewatched it since. Fallon then pushed further by saying that it must be fun for the actress to remember and reminisce about the film and the shooting days. But he again got snubbed by the actress, who said that the experience of shooting Love, Actually was not very fond, the trailer was terrible, and she was underpaid for the movie too.

The Therapeutic Effect

On another talk show, Live With Kelly and Ryan, Emma Thompson said that she thinks of Love, Actually as a possible “form of therapy” for the fans who rewatch it every holiday. As she explained, the evergreen popularity of this holiday flick is much more about the audience and the fan base than about the movie itself. According to the actress, the movie shows that we humans like to see things that most remind us of the importance of love, ignoring all the pains and sufferings, and that’s kind of “weird” because it often masks or deviates from the original reality of life.

7 Great English Words That Are Now Considered to Be Archaic

It’s known that the English language has a large body of words that have grown over time and even absorbed words from other languages. Due to the absorbance of words, along with the natural evolution of each language, many words have been lost or replaced.

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Archaic Words That We Don’t Use

Even though we don’t use many of these words often, it doesn’t mean we’ve never heard of them. Some words we commonly use today come from their ancient meanings like breech, when a baby is positioned with its butt facing down rather than the head. Breech was a term once used which meant “buttocks.” The following words were also commonly used:

1. Puissant

It’s meaning was mighty or powerful. It was oftentimes used to describe English or French aristocracy.

2. Twattling

Twattling was used to say what we know today as “gossip.” Tattler described someone who gossips, but it could also describe someone who would fuss over a pet.

3. Attercop

This was a word that was used to describe the spiders of Mirkwood. Originally, the term meant “poison-head,” and it had a negative connotation when it was used to describe a person, just like a spider does today.

4. Dwimmer-Crafty

Meaning skilled in magical arts, this term was one of the words that were used in regards to concealment and illusion.

5. Apricity

Apricity example (old words explained) This was the feeling of warmth from the sun during the winter.

6. Hugger-Mugger

This term was often used by people who were making a confused mess and trying to keep it a secret. It can also be described as a state of confusion or acting in a secretive manner.

7. Zenzizenzizenzic

As one of the stranger archaic words, this one means to the power of eight. Back in the 16th century, people would explain this word as “the square of squares squarely.”