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Emma Thompson a Remarkably Helpful Condescender, Says Maggie Gyllenhaal

“Early on, Emma gave me a couple of notes. And she’s not directing me, she’s acting with me! If some other actor started giving me notes I would tell them to fuck off. There is not one actor I would allow that from. But they were fantastic notes — clear and totally helpful.” —Maggie Gyllenhaal on Emma Thompson, her co-star in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang [Female First]

“That was one of my lucky moments. I would have gone crazy. It’s a fucking factory, working on Harry Potter. It is. The studios are staking everything on the success of those movies.” —Terry Gilliam on being rejected as a director for a Harry Potter flick [Guardian UK]

“In the States I’m still quite the schmuck.” —John Landis [Guardian UK]

“When I think of him, I think of being in his arms when we were kids, dancing, practicing the lift in the freezing lake, having a blast doing this tiny little movie we thought no one would ever see.” —Jennifer Grey on Patrick Swayze. [E! Online]

“In the words of Sam to Molly. ‘It’s amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.’ I love and will miss you Patrick.” —Demi Moore’s moving words to Patrick Swayze, taken from Ghost [E! Online]

“I’ve been that train wreck, and I’ve been that person next to that train wreck. It turned into this incredibly, wonderfully, humbling three months on Skid Row, which is probably exactly what I needed. I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t relate to the metaphor of derailment and just how awful and tragic that is.” —Robert Downey Jr. [Contact Music]

Emma Thompson a Remarkably Helpful Condescender, Says Maggie Gyllenhaal