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What Has Two Thumbs and a Beef With Audrey Hepburn?

I'm not hugely fond of [My Fair Lady]. I find Audrey Hepburn fantastically twee. ... Twee is whimsy without wit. It is mimsy-mumsy sweetness without any kind of bite. And that's not for me. She can't sing and she can't really act, I'm afraid. I'm sure she was a delightful woman — and perhaps if I had known her I would have enjoyed her acting more, but I don't and I didn't, so that's all there is to it really." —Emma Thompson [HR]

"I don't know who Justin Bieber is. I only know his name because it keeps being brought up to me. I listen to Led Zeppelin and The Beatles, so I have no idea who he is. That's not a dis; I just don't know." —Taylor Momsen [Us via Dlisted]

"There are still articles appearing about me taking over from Steve Carell on the American version of The Office. Maybe I haven't made it clear enough. ... I'm not taking over from Steve Carell and will just continue to make millions for doing fuck all because I created the show and all the characters, and own the format and it's being syndicated now and I get paid every time any episode of any version is played anywhere in the world, and I stopped my version at its height and I don't think I can improve on that." —Ricky Gervais [Ricky Gervais]

"She was freaking out because she was supposed to be having sex with her best friend — me — while her husband directed … But I didn't find it weird at all. It didn't bother me, because that's part of acting." —Leonardo DiCaprio on filming Revolutionary Road with Kate Winslet [Daily Mail UK]

"I have a hard time watching myself. I usually walk out and come back in." —Laura Linney on watching The Big C [Page Six/NYP]

"For my second film I wanted a role that would stretch me, but all I was getting offered were stereotypical parts like the goofy Indian sidekick. Asian actors tend not to be sent Hollywood scripts that are substantial or challenging. I'm likely to be offered the roles of a terrorist, cab driver and smart geek. Actually, I'd love to play a terrorist, so long as the part gave me something to sink my teeth into. I want to show that I have versatility." —Dev Patel on life after Slumdog Millionaire [Daily Mail UK]

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