Who knew that British actress Emma Thompson was so funny? According to Maggie Gyllenhaal during a recent interview with Good Housekeeping, the English Patient star gave her some inadvertently (maybe?) raunchy advice on the set of Nanny McPhee.
“Emma gave me the best piece of advice…I had one day on the set when I was overwhelmed. I was a newlywed, I had a 2-year-old…I had quite a long scene with five children and animals, and I remember cracking a little bit. You’re not allowed to fall completely apart when you’re carrying a movie; you’re a professional – but I did one day, just a little bit. Nobody knew by Emma, and she said, ‘Mags, you have got to allow yourself to drop the ball, because nobody can keep all those balls in the air.’”