Emma Thompson Reveals ‘Matilda’ Ankle Fracture: ‘I Fell Over for No Good Reason

Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson

I wish you the best of luck. For One Last Thing, Leo Grande spoke with the news.

Emma Thompson has discovered a few things about herself in the last few years.

I wish you the best of luck. The 63-year-old Leo Grande discovered “that I wasn’t as invulnerable as I thought,” she tells news in this week’s issue. “While I’m strong, as I get older, I can hurt myself, which was interesting.”

During the filming of her new film, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, “I fell over for no reason and fractured my ankle,” says the actress, who played Miss Trunchbull. “And I thought, ‘That’s kind of weird, I have never hurt myself like that. That must be because I’m getting older.’ My body is changing, and I need to be more cautious.”

On the Matilda set, Thompson had to wear a compression boot. “I said, ‘I’m so sorry, I have got to wear the boot,'” she recalls. “‘It’s okay, you’re doing a stunt today,’ they said. ‘What?’ I exclaimed. ‘I recently fractured my ankle.’

Emma Thompson; image from PEOPLE

‘It is okay; we’re just turning you upside down,’ they said. It’s all right; you’re on a crane.’

The Oscar winner, who has received critical acclaim for her role in Leo Grande as Nancy Stokes, a widow who hires a sex worker, sat down with news for One Last Thing:

Last time I danced: Every year, I throw the Pointless Party. There’s a band playing, and we begin dancing at 8:00 and stop at 1:00. Three weeks ago, we had it, and I danced until my feet bled.

Last moment of self-care: I was sick in London, so I went to a tiny little spa in England and just slept and read books for four days. That’s all I did, and it was fantastic.

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