Emma Thompson has stated that campaigning for an Oscar made her “distraught” and “significantly unwell”.
Speaking to the Radio Times podcast, Thompson stated: “Each instances I needed to do the Oscars I obtained unwell, fairly significantly unwell, earlier than and through it. I simply discovered the stress of it and glare of it an excessive amount of … It’s kind of astonishing – and then you definately assume you need to lie down in a darkish room. You assume, ‘Please don’t ask me any questions or make me discuss myself.’ It’s horrible. I fairly rapidly developed a kind of allergy to that, nevertheless it’s kind of a part of the job.”
Thompson has been nominated for Oscars on three events for 4 totally different movies: in 1993 she received the very best actress Academy Award for Howards Finish; in 1994 for she was nominated for greatest actress for The Stays of the Day and greatest supporting actress for Within the Identify of the Father (profitable neither); and in 1996 she was up for greatest actress and greatest tailored screenplay for Sense and Sensibility – her win for the latter making her the one one who has Oscars for each appearing and writing.
Thompson, who was additionally requested about her expertise of the celebrity that her success introduced, stated: “Fame doesn’t occur in a single day, it’s gradual. I’m fortunate from that standpoint; I believe it should be terrible if it’s important to cope with being James Bond, or a type of individuals who actually can’t go wherever. To lose your anonymity utterly … it’s not very nice for you or the folks round you.”
She added: “If that’s what you need, to be recognised, then I suppose you’ll be able to cope with it, and it’s not so intrusive. However it’s not what I needed, and I believe it’s a extremely poisonous situation.”
Thompson’s feedback come within the wake of a row over the grassroots campaign for Andrea Riseborough’s efficiency in To Leslie, which resulted in Riseborough securing a shock Oscar nomination for greatest actress. Riseborough subsequently stated in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter that she had been “deeply impacted” by the controversy, and that “awards campaigning is as acerbically unique because it has at all times been”.